Customs: How do you remove the white stripes on Classics Bumblebee?

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  1. Nerdling

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    I think white stripes on a yellow car, especially this car, look terrible. I was wondering what you kitbashers use to remove paint from toys (and if it's even possible with this one) to give him a more accurate G1 look.

    I was maybe even thinking of just painting over them black.
     
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    usually nail polish remover takes it off. That's how I got my decals off Alt Ricochet
     
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    usually nail polish remover takes it off. That's how I got my decals off Alt Ricochet
     
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    I'd just repaint the top of the car yellow. It's not yellow plastic like other parts of the car and if you try to remove the paint on it chances are you'll end up with a clear hood. The rest of the car can be removed pretty easily.
     
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    I'd just repaint the top of the car yellow. It's not yellow plastic like other parts of the car and if you try to remove the paint on it chances are you'll end up with a clear hood. The rest of the car can be removed pretty easily.
     
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    Yeah, it's not too hard. I just soaked the parts of mine in rubbing alcohol for 5 minutes, and then rubbed the white paint off with an old rag. Some of it comes off really easily, though occasionally you have to really scrub it.

    However, the clear plastic on this figure IS the type that breaks down if put into a solvent like alcohol. If you can, avoid letting the clear plastic hinges on BB's roof sit in the alcohol... mine just crumbled away (though I've since fixed it). Even the clear insert in the back of the car (for the windows) is vulnerable, and in my BB, it just spontaneously cracked when soaked, though that doesn't really affect the toy or transformation in any way.

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    Yeah, it's not too hard. I just soaked the parts of mine in rubbing alcohol for 5 minutes, and then rubbed the white paint off with an old rag. Some of it comes off really easily, though occasionally you have to really scrub it.

    However, the clear plastic on this figure IS the type that breaks down if put into a solvent like alcohol. If you can, avoid letting the clear plastic hinges on BB's roof sit in the alcohol... mine just crumbled away (though I've since fixed it). Even the clear insert in the back of the car (for the windows) is vulnerable, and in my BB, it just spontaneously cracked when soaked, though that doesn't really affect the toy or transformation in any way.

    zmog
     

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