Customs: Removing paint from Robot Heroes

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  1. jestermon

    jestermon Well-Known Member

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    I have read the paint removal tutorial, but this is more specific, I use Delta Ceramcoat acrylic paint, but the plastic they are made out of does not take paint well at first, but after the first coat, it is on there.

    I stripped the figure, and of course the paint scraped off of the styrene pieces that I added easily but I have removed all the large pieces I can from the Robot Hero Plastic, is there anything I can use to eat the rest of that stuff out of the nooks and crannies?

    So I don’t have to pick it outta them with my dental tools and scratch into the figure's plastic?

    I can always re-glue the styrene pieces if it will eat through the plastic weld.

    thanks
     
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    Spyro Banned

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    Just dip the thing in paint remover. Heavy duty paint remover if you have to.
     
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    soak

    I have soaked it in 90% alcohol, which kind of paint remover? Would finger nail polish work or would that melt the arms.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't use finger nail polish remover ! I made that mistake yesterday trying to remove some excess paint on universe Starscream ; melted the hull of the swivel in the canopy section :( 

    Fortunately, I managed to glue it back on, but yeah... nail polish remover will break down the plastic, acetone or non acetone version.
     

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