Fan Art: Removing Paint/Dye Help

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  1. dark69

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    i was looking at the how to's and i was wondering 2 things
    1. on the Stripping/Removing Paint will the Isopropyl Alcohol hurt clear plastic?
    2. when you Dye a figure will the hot water hurt the paint that its got on it?
     
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    water - no. clear plastic - it honestly depends on the figure (Classics BB is bad as I recall), but usually if you're carefull and wipe the part quickly after only a few seconds of scrubbing, you'll be fine.
     
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    thanks REDLINE!
     
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    Also, if you run into some fogging on translucent parts after you remove paint, you can take some of the same alcohol and either Q-tips or a wipe to clean it off. Just add this to what REDLINE said (apply and then quickly remove), and you'll be fine in most cases.
     
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    oh ok so you don't let the part set in it over night?
     
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    Translucent parts? I don't risk it. Other parts? Well, it depends on the part :wink: 
     
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    Would you like an old modelers trick? It is guaranteed to not hurt the plastic at all. I have used it to remove old paint from models that were over 20yrs old. Get your self some unscented Easy-off oven cleaner. And some rubber gloves and eye protection. Spray the figure...let it sit for a few hours and then lightly scrub off the old paint under warm running water.
    Now the only draw back to this method is that you DO NOT want to get this stuff on any chromed parts...it will eat the chrome right off. Hope that helps you out.
     
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    oh wow thats a new one will have to test it. thanks guys:) 
     

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