Customs: Question about paint removal

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  1. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    Hi guys

    I've done a custom kitbash of Blaster a couple a months ago.
    He did'nt transform. I now want to restart using the existing parts I have.
    I painted with acryl and enamel paint. Can I soak the toy in something so that the paint will come off without damaging the plastics?
    I read in these forums that I could maybe use Easy Off...Well, I'd like to get more info from the experienced ones.
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  2. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    bump! Is this in the right forum?
     
  3. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Yes it is. I'm just going to point out that we do have a thread at the top of this forum that has a lot of the answers to questions like this.

    You'll probably want to use 70% isoprohpyl alcohol. Soak your parts in that stuff for about a day and most of the paint you've applied should come off. YOu'll want to clear the parts off with a brush of some sort - an old toothbrush or a scrubbrush - to get in the nooks and crannies of each part.
     
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    First time seeing your Blaster. Awesome!
     
  5. Ptitvite

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  6. tentagil

    tentagil Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, a 90% alcohol will dissolve the paint quicker, should pull most of it off after just an hour or so soak if your in a hurry. Depending on plastic quality though the 70% is safer.

    Still love your Devastator by the way. If thats the KO model kit Blaster I'd say definitely use the 70% for him.
     

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