Customs: PLEASE HELp --- paint removal?

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  1. kingjovius

    kingjovius Well-Known Member

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    HI guys.
    wat i'm trying to do is repaint my tftm 07 bumblebee but i hav alredy tried but failed. Now i got rid of the paint using methylated spirits but it is tiresom trying to get into the small parts. I remember reading about acetone but i never used it and im looking for something i can dunk my tf into overnight and let the paint dissolve. Is there anything that can do that?!?!
     
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    elbosenasoles Doobie doobie doo

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    Someone here may have a tip for that, I don't, sorry! Are you not just able to paint over those areas where the old color still remains? I'd guess the only reason you couldn't is if the original paint has filled in most of the textured detail. If that's the case and if no one has any ideas for what you are looking for, then you may be out of luck. I don't know what you were using in attempts to remove the old paint specifically, but I'd imagine a tooth brush would be the best at getting to smaller areas. Unless you meant 'hard to reach' areas? For that, I don't know either. Helpful, aren't I?!!! lol
     
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    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    have you checked out the tutorial section yet?
     
  4. kingjovius

    kingjovius Well-Known Member

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    lol i neva knew ther was one!!!
     
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    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I'm thinking you should look at the right side of the screen anywhere in Radicons and look at the big sidebar full of links. ;) 
     
  6. kingjovius

    kingjovius Well-Known Member

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    @REDLINE
    Hi i saw ur tut bout removing paint with Castrol Super clean. How would that work. would i hav to scrub it off or does it dissolve the paint.. If not is ther anything that can just dissolve it? without me having to do much?
     
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    anything that is like that will melt the plastic as well. safest bet is what you said or isopropyll alcohol. Sometimes the alcohol will rub it right off, but sometimes you'll have to soak a part for awhile. if you're working a clear plastic part, test it first, there are some figures that it's been found that it made that stuff brittle and break.
     
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    I just learned that the hard way ; I wanted to remove some excess paint from Universe Starscream's headmold...

    I used non acetone nail polish remover...applied it with a small cotton bud... worked well seemingly, then I noticed some of the nail polish remover trickled down to the swivel joint construction in the canopy ; it basically melted the plastic at the thinnest areas ; and then it broke off :banghead:  which resulted into a decapitated Starscream :( 

    Any paint remover which is safe ?
     
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    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I personally won't use anything that isn't alcohol.
     
  11. kingjovius

    kingjovius Well-Known Member

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    ok lol cool. so what is it? isoprpyll acohol?
     
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    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    yep. can get various concentrations.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yep. Generally 70% and 91% are most common. You can dilute the concentration more with water, of course. Usually, an artist needs it stronger though, but that depends on your needs, I suppose.
     

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