Customs: Sad events may be changing my project

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  1. Galvanitro

    Galvanitro Vanguardian

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    Now, as I have been painting I have glanced at the tutorials in the Table Of Contents section of the tuorials. I wish I had been paying mroe attention and I wouldn't have made any painting mistakes a few days ago. But I didn't, and I didin't like the paint job, having made some errors with it. So, I read the Stripping/Removing Paint tutorial.

    Now, I found a generic "Super Clean" but it was the only super clean I could find, and my mom said that there shouldn't be any difference between the two. So I read the tutorial carefully, and we put the parts in the container, and put it in the basement. 4 hours later, I go down to check it, and I find Armada Optimus' legs where the legs connect to the ball joint, the leg's connector had broken in two pieces on both legs. Also Classics Megs chest piece's Decepti-Symbol loks like it was melted into a spot.

    Someone needs to change that tutorial and either make the instructions more clear, or remove that part all together, because so far, It probably cost me one transformer.

    EDIT; Oh, and just so you know. My mom said that she thought it could damage the plastic, but I said I trusted you guys, and that you wouldn't make an error like that. We think that, had I left it in for 24 hours it would have been a container of goo.
     
  2. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    I'd say that you're just using it wrong, plain and simple. I hate to be so blunt about it, but i've tried stripping paint before, and while alcohol has never been my preferred mehtod, i've heard many other bashers tell their successes with it.

    Personally, i've never used the soak method, never trusted it, i always just took to it with a brush and scraped off all the paint. Never had a problem.

    Anyways, why is any of what happened a problem? I know it seems bad, but you just need some spare balljoints, and a reprolabel can fix up your Megatron no problem. I know HLJ sells balljoints, or go see if you can buy a set of Black Asoblocks (cheap as chips and it's basically the ball joint version of Lego, just be careful of KO's). I say black because painting ball joints is stupid, and white is an eyesore.

    Some of us kitbashers would do exactly what you did just to make fake battle damage. :lol 
     
  3. tf7

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    Uh, if you didn't buy the right one, you shouldn't be the one blaming our instructions and tutorials. =.="
     

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