Removing paint? (heavy labor)

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  1. MechanovaKing

    MechanovaKing Well-Known Member

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    Got TFC Hercules heavy labor!
    But i dislike the 3rd party names and to me he's Long Haul and he is a part of Devastator.

    So to help with this image I would like to remove the "H-5-18-C-21-L-5-19"

    (I vaguely remember using lighter fluid on a toy before, but i don't think that worked to well)

    What would the best way to do this be?
     
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    the best thing I have found to work is rubbing alcohol on que-tips but you have to rub sometimes really hard. This takes paint off without dulling the plastic You can use nail polish remover as well but while it take the paint off, it will dull out the color of the plastic forcing you to have to paint the plastic. BUT... do not use nail polish remover that has any bit of acetone in it as the acetone will melt the plastic. Hope this helps.
     
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    Be careful if you use nail polish remover, I tried this once on a figure and it just melted the plastic.
     
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    What exactly does the "H-5-18-C-21-L-5-19" mean, anyways?
     
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    Hercules I think

    Rubbing alcohol is your best bet
     
  6. MechanovaKing

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    The number are that letters of the alpha-bit; spelling Hercules.
    5 and 18 as the first numbers are E and R, etc...
     
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    AH! so you and the other guy have scared me from using nail polish.
    Where can i get rubbing alcohol?
     
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    Most stores with a pharmacy have it in high concentrations. You want 90% or better. Grab some cotton pads and cotton swabs while you're there.
     
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    this.
     
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    This needs to be posted in every thread where someone asks what is the best way to remove paint from a figure. I cannot recommend 90%+ alcohol enough. It's just such a good tool...and for some paint removals you can just dunk the part in and let it soak overnight.
     
  11. MechanovaKing

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    I must be doing this wrong?
    I got the rubbing alcohol and q-tips. ive been rubbing this for a while now. but nothing is happening.
    it's 99% alcohol.
    am i doing anything wrong? or just rubber hard and longer

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