Remove acetone whitening from plastic?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Paladine, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Paladine

    Paladine Well-Known Member

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    I accidentally got some acetone on one of my figures, and it turned the plastic dull and whitened it. Am I screwed or can I undo this chemical reaction somehow?

    On the bright side, the figure isn't valuable :) 
     
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    using a very sharp knife, slice very thin layers of plastic off until you've removed the affected area, and then give it a sand with a very fine sandpaper. As long as it's not right in the middle of a bonnet of something should be alright. The acetone actually melts the plastic so there's no way to 'reverse' it, you have to actually remove the affected area in my experience.
     
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    I did this to a model car once. I just got a few drops on the clear parts. If its not a valuable or sentimental Transformer then just make it uniform. Go over the entire clear piece with a small amount. I used a Q-Tip and just wiped it until it all looked the same.

    It doesn't fix it obviously, but it left me with uniformly smoked windows that were acceptable.
     

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