Do you remove paint applications off your Transformers?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by PropaneProphet, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. PropaneProphet

    PropaneProphet Well-Known Member

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    So I've had Drift, and noticed after ironing a shirt with some steam (it had nail polish on it to even out a scratch), that some of it started to lose adhesion. I'll post pics, but I'm considering removing the lightning off Recon Ironhide. Any one do this yet?
     
  2. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    For me, the best way to remove (some) paint applications of certain Transformers parts is dipping an old yet good toothbrush in a bottle of 90% Isopropyl Alcohol, use it to brush off the applications, then rinse the part with water.
     
  3. grayman

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    I'm curious about removing the lightning from Recon Ironhide, too. I've removed little bits of paint here and there from other figures. Just today, I removed the black paint from Human Alliance ShadowBlade Sideswipe's eyes and it looks much better. But I worry about removing paint on a larger scale, because I already ruined a perfectly good Starscream by trying to remove his cybertronian tatoo paint. I always use 90% Isopropyl Alcohol like OmarJT82 suggests above. It seems to be safest.
     
  4. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    used 90% iso on a classics jetfire to remove the red and black, worked well for the black, not so good for the red
     
  5. caecae22

    caecae22 mere human

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    i removed a decepticon insignia from animated shockwave but thats it
     
  6. Blackout32

    Blackout32 Subdivisions

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    NO and I don't understand WHY anyone would want to do that unless you are repainting it for a custom of something else.
     
  7. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    The best reason would be to make the toy more appealing to the owner. Perhaps the factory deco doesn't sit well with them but they like the fig. otherwise.
     
  8. Scarecrow

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    Classics Red Alert got this treatment.
     
  9. Charsiupao

    Charsiupao Well-Known Member

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    The only toy I would consider doing this for is Recon Ironhide, at least until a better Voyager version of Ironhide comes along. Recon Ironhide is arguably the best proportioned Ironhide out there in 1/32 scale, and flawed only in those annoying lightning stripes and unpainted front windshield and bars (which are bearable in bot mode). Removing those stripes would give me the closest to the Movie Ironhide in scale with all those 1/32 scale cars and Leader Prime.

    Still haven't found the courage to do it, though. Wish someone would do it and record the process on youtube or something! :) 
     
  10. Grimwing

    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    Must be the historian in me. But I like to preserve Transformers Toys in as stock a condition as possible.

    Also certain gloppy, smuggy amature customs have put me off from painting the holy plastics. Love to sketch robots on paper though.
     
  11. canonball

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    The only paint I've ever removed is the paint that I've applied myself.

    A couple years ago I felt as though I needed to add custom "touch ups" to many of my Classics - painted Ultra Magnus' lower legs white, painted Astrotrain grey, etc. - but as time passed, I came to realize... well... what a lousy job I did, LOL.

    About a month ago I was turned on to Westley's Tire Bleach and it's fantastic for removing acrylic paints from plastics and it won't damage the plastic OR the factory-applied paint apps.

    So if you're like me, and you're regretting some poorly executed custom paint jobs, then this stuff will save your butt.
     
  12. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I didn't like the black and white camo on HFTD Hailstorm so I stripped it off with alcohol. I also trimmed the missiles. Still got a problem with that? Wanna fight about it?
     
  13. brawl 56

    brawl 56 Aw..crap!

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    Soooo...I'm lookin' for a way to remove the tattoos on Leaderclass Starscream, just because I can't stand them. My personal opionion on these...
    I tried several things, like 96% Ethanol, chlorine, yet some highly aggressive "universal solvent" stuff from my Dad. Nothing worked.
    Do you guys have any ideas besides that iso-alc stuff?

    EDIT: I just saw: I also used this iso-alcohol... didn't work either..
     
  14. HulksmashU

    HulksmashU Multiversal-Conqueror

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    No, i ad them!
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    You guys should defently remember the stars and moon in his windshield, and hte fact his arms were completely red and his shoulders were grey and notihng on the feet, so i made him more movie accurate :) 
     
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    I've removed paint off fome figures. The last one I can really remember is Classics Cliffjumper. I removed his silver paint aps..
     
  16. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I just can't fathom doing something like this.
     
  17. Foster

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    I took the monzo crap off my Universe Onslaught.
     
  18. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Most of my modding is removing paint apps:
    -some of Classics Cliffjumper's silver flames
    -some of PCC Heavytread's camo
    -Generation Warpath's black Autobot insignia
    -Ehobby Kup's battle damage
    -and more!
     
  19. jerryitus

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    I've done it with a magic eraser, but I'd say I do it rarely vs. regularly.
     
  20. Optimus1138

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    I haven't done it much yet, but I'm planning to remove the Autobot symbols from Cyberfire Bumblebee and to add Decepticon symbol Reprolabels, since I think he'd make a really cool 'Con.
     

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