Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by NemesisBruticus, Jan 5, 2009.
Yes I know, rubing alchohol, but I cant seem to get any real results on galvatrons arm.
What strength of alcohol are you using? Which Galvatron? And why are you trying to take the paint off anyways?
Details friend, DEEEETAILS!!!!
I think Universe Galvatron, where the left arm is actually purple plastic painted grey.
The strength of the alcohol is an issue. I didn't know this and I was using about 50% strength (I got some at the dollar store). I got results in that after soaking the part in alcohol for a few hours I could get most of the paint off by scratching with my fingernails. Some of the detailed parts I couldn't get off, even after scrubbing with a toothbrush. Repeated soaks of a few hours at a time helped a bit, but I still wasn't able to get some of the details.
In hindsight I've learned the strength of the alcohol matters, with 90% apparently much better. I have yet to go back and redo it though, school, holidays and stuff, you know how it is.
But apparently 90% alcohol and a toothbrush...yeah. That's what I've been told. I'd disassemble it to make it easier to get to with a toothbrush. Personalyl I like the silver colour on the wrist, so I'd try to maintain that if you could. Unless you want to strip it and try and find a matching paint, or repaint the right hand too...
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