Customs: How should I remove paint from a figure?

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  1. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    I got HFTD Bumblebee today (amazing figure) but there are paint marks on the yellow plastic and it's rather annoying. I tried nail varnish remover but maybe it's the brand I used but it didn't work. A while ago nail varnish remover worked on my Leader Optimus.
     
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    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Hmm that usually works try rubbing alcohol i have heard that works as well.
     
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    Id like to know 2 cuz I hqve heinki bb with a big blue blob on his head from his eye paint im assuming. Bugs the hell outta me to chicken shit to try anything since I don't want to ruin the head
     
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    Rubbing alcohol - for the most part you can leave a figure just sit in this for 12-24 hours. Some paint comes off and some does not. I usually get 91% at Target for under $2, it's the highest concentration I can find (I checked Walgreens too).

    Acetone - I haven't tried this much myself. If you leave it soak it will melt the figure. I have read about using a cotton swab to apply it very sparingly.
     
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    Rubbing alcohol or acetone-free nail polish remover. I use the latter.
     

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