Customs: Sanding down plastic

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  1. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    I'm working on a project right now and I want to shave down/sand down a part of the figure. I dont have a dremel and dont really intend to buy one for a while. Anyone have any ideas for me? Thank you!
     
  2. onesock

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    Well, I would definitely try sand paper. Sounds good for what you're trying to do.
     
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    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    Well I've been working on it with fine sand paper and its taken it down to the clear plastic but I think if I keep going I'll be working on it for a while..
     
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    onesock Banned

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    Get a metal nail file if you don't like the sand paper. Always works for me.
     
  5. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    yeah, metal nail files are cheap. If that doesn't work, try scraping off the detail (or whatever you are removing) with an x-acto blade, then sanding.
     
  6. SonRay

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    Nail files are good, try getting some courser grit sand paper if whatever you are using isnt taking enough off.
     
  7. freezowave

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    You can buy multi packs of emory boards (disposable nail files) for really cheap- llike $1 or so. They work great and get into nooks and crannies better than normal sand paper. They also work well on areas that may be too fragile to take a Dremel to.
     
  8. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    I would just try and cut most of it off and then sand down the rest to make it all even.
     
  9. Lord Of Tetris

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    I used a nail file recently to file down some parts on a 1/48 Yamato VF-1. Worked just fine.
     

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