Removing paint

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  1. on_a_warpath

    on_a_warpath OAW 2010

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    What is the best way to remove custom paint from a figure?
     
  2. Malikon

    Malikon Well-Known Member

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    Sandblast it.



    j/k, try alcohol.
     
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    on_a_warpath OAW 2010

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    Ok, i'll try that. Thanks!
     
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    Brillo Pads work wonders for me...
     
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    I've tried many things over the years (Brake fluid - takes the paint off but makes the plastic brittle, alcohol - requires a lot of elbow grease, paint remover - damages the plastic) but so far the only thing I can endorse is Pine-Sol, or any other Pine-Sol like cleaner that contains pine oil. Soak the toy in it for 24 hours and most of the paint peels right off. Some repeated soakings might be needed to remove residual paint and you might need have to use a needle or a dental tool to get into some of the cracks, but I cannot sing the praises of Pine-Sol enough.
     

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