Customs: Rubbing Alcohol and Clear Plastics...

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  1. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

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    OK, here's one for the Radicons out there....
    I tend to use 99% alcohol to get rid of paint apps on my tfs for repainting.
    However, especially with the recent ROTF molds, it seems that the alcohol seriously weakens clear plastic (windows etc) and they tend to crumble to bits...
    So, my question is; what type of Alcohol do you use when getting rid of paint apps, and have you had similar problems?
    Cheers!
     
  2. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    I used nail polish remover on a few figures, IT DIDN'T WORK. Don't do it.
     
  3. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    try diluting your rubbing alcohol
    i used 100% for breakaways wing tattoos, and they came off well
    i left them in 100% for a few hours, PCR'ed, then came back and just wiped them off
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I typically do one of two things:

    1. Use Q-tips and 91% alochol.
    2. Soak parts in 70% for a little while

    Alcohol will fog clear parts, but you can typically remove the fog by using a Q-tip and alcohol, and then quickly rubbing it clean. Just exercise some caution with clear parts and you should be fine :) 
     

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