Minor/Repaint: how to take out the graphics without touching the undercoat?

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  1. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    this baby's great as is minus the graphics. i just want to take out the graphics to lay on some nice G1 decals.how do i take this out? the graphics are paint on it.

    edit: chans formers from cybertron.ca made an awesome one awhile back. check the last two pics

    Thanks. :) :) :) 
     

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    When I removed the flame paint from a Skids for my "BT Skids" project, I still used my traditional method of using Q-tips and rubbing alcohol. I did so very conservatively and was able to remove just the flame paint while retaining the navy blue paint on the Skids shell.

    I caution giving the same advice for your project as chrome is quite a different animal than the acrylic paint used for the Skids shell. Alcohol can be pretty harsh on some things, even fogging up plastic if one isn't careful. Chrome seems pretty sensitive anyways.

    One of the other methods in this tutorial may give you better results. I'd suggest experimenting on some cheaper, disposable chrome parts before tackling your project. Definitely keep us posted on your results!
     
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    hey you pulled that outa my scrap bin. :)  never got around to taking off the flames myself.
     
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    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    dude, i found your thread awhile back but pics are gone. :( 
     
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    ohh that makes me sad, now I have to did it out of the box.
     
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    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    thanks dude. :D 
     
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    I did it for my Motormaster, and I simply used alcohol... simply be quick, and wipe of all excesses all the time to minimize your exposure time. It worked great.
     
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    No problem, it . . .

    looks like I was more help than I actually realized! I stand corrected! (It's not the first time, and certainly won't be the last!) :) 

    . . . I mean, I was incorrect about thinking I was incorrect when I was actually correct. Ok, my head hurts again.
     
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    :lol  I used Q-tips like you did, and had a paper towel in my lap, to constantly wipe the trailer dry. I still recommend your advice to experiment on areas not obvious, and possibly try other methods first. It worked great for me on my chromed trailer, but it's still risky.
     

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