Removing Spray Paint?

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  1. Metal Chaos

    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    I have some spare armor parts for an RiD Optimus Prime but they are covered in black spray paint. Is there a way to remove the black spray paint from the armor completely without destroying the plastic or the regular paint?

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. blunghole

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    Try Pine-sol. It won't hurt the plastic, but it will take off the spray paint.... and probably the factory applied paint, too.
     
  3. Metal Chaos

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    anyone else have any other ideas?
     
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    Goo Gone might work. That also might take off the factory paint. Did you try soaking it in rubbing alcohol?
     
  5. Metal Chaos

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    Not yet, guess I'll try that first. Thanks.
     
  6. mineraljane

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    Isopropyl alcohol works really well; make sure to get the highest percentage you can. I have used the 99% stuff on a G1 Scourge to get rid of some paint and it worked perfectly.
     
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    I think anything you use to take the spray off is gonna take the factory paint off with it. If it does take the factory paint off you could reapply it. May not match perfectly, but its an option.
     
  8. Torque

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    ... best thing is to not spray your figures with black sprat paint, i guess
     
  9. Metal Chaos

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    lol I didn't do it, parts are salvaged from a junker rid prime that some dude tried to make into a knock off lucky draw in order to sale on ebay it looks like. it's mostly RiD Prime's missile pods and arms/hands for super mode.

    Thanks for all the tips guys.
     
  10. David Hingtgen

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    I'd try rubbing alcohol first, then simple green, then pine-sol. Why that order? Because each one smells longer than the next---there's people who have stripped stuff with pine-sol that still smells years later. Rubbing alcohol doesn't smell at all. Simple Green takes a while, but it WILL go away. Pine-Sol can linger for the rest of your life.
     
  11. chapsy

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    ew.
    that's nasty stuff man.
     
  12. Bgrngod

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    My secret strategy is to buy unpainted parts.

    Sorry I can't help more than that...
     
  13. aurascope

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    there is another option that you can explore immediately,

    you can buy paint thinner (usually japanese ones) from any model-hobby shop
    and start immediately, it's concocted with the precise intention for use on plastic,
    so I won't melt the plastic away.

    It evaporates rather well in a ventilated environment so it does not smell much quickly.
     
  14. REDLINE

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    Radicons tutorials has one titled "removing paint"
     
  15. Torque

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    i figured as much, just felt like being silly, though ive never tried to remove paint before


    will the stuff here help on allspark blue transformers as well? cause my allspark power Barricade is driving me nuts.
     

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