Customs: stripping toys of paint

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  1. kasper0v

    kasper0v Well-Known Member

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    I really like the non-painted prototype look of the toys, like those seen with the Alex Kubalsky interview < http://pingmag.jp/2007/06/29/transformers/ > but I'm not sure if it's possible to achieve this with a toy off the shelf...

    What's the best way to remove the paint aps? Soak it in isopropyl alcohol? For how long? Thanks, guys!
     
  2. Bobby Lemain

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    isopropyl 91%.
    it depends on the age of the paint but you should be able to get the paint off with an old tooth brush or your finger while is soaking
    but most toys are molded in colored plastic, so if you want mirage to look exactly like that just spray on some primer or something
     
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    isopropyl 91%.
    it depends on the age of the paint but you should be able to get the paint off with an old tooth brush or your finger while is soaking
    but most toys are molded in colored plastic, so if you want mirage to look exactly like that just spray on some primer or something
     
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    I think alcohol will work, but I've tried it with enamel thinner and it works. Thanks, Ops!
     
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    I think alcohol will work, but I've tried it with enamel thinner and it works. Thanks, Ops!
     
  6. dak

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    Just to clarify. you can remove the detail paint apps, and the decals with alcohol, or nailpolish remover, but don't be expecing to remove all color from it to make it grey. There is no way to do that. You would just need to paint these guys with a primer. That's what the grey prototypes are. Grey Primed characters.
     
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    dak <b><font color=blue>I am DAK! The customizer!</fon

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    Just to clarify. you can remove the detail paint apps, and the decals with alcohol, or nailpolish remover, but don't be expecing to remove all color from it to make it grey. There is no way to do that. You would just need to paint these guys with a primer. That's what the grey prototypes are. Grey Primed characters.
     
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    :eek: .....don't use nail polish remover, it damages plastic.
     
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    :eek: .....don't use nail polish remover, it damages plastic.
     
  10. dak

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    only if rubbed too long. same with any paint removing matereal actually.
     
  11. dak

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    only if rubbed too long. same with any paint removing matereal actually.
     
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    I-don't-know..... I used nail p. remover on an Alt. just to get the symbols off & the black plastic, instantly turned greyish white-ish.
    I've soaked parts in iso alc. for over a week & no damage whatsoever.
    I heard brake fluid works really good but haven't tried it yet.
     
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    I-don't-know..... I used nail p. remover on an Alt. just to get the symbols off & the black plastic, instantly turned greyish white-ish.
    I've soaked parts in iso alc. for over a week & no damage whatsoever.
    I heard brake fluid works really good but haven't tried it yet.
     
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    I tried NPR on a used N64 cartridge and the plastic...melted... but the permanent marker came off lol
     
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    I tried NPR on a used N64 cartridge and the plastic...melted... but the permanent marker came off lol
     
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    Yep, alcohol will remove paint and stuff....and as TTT said, I too have let an Alt soak over a week in alcohol with no damage.....

    I used Zippo lighter fluid to remove the blue racing stripes from Alt Wheeljack....with out damaging the white paint on the roof :thumb 
     
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    Yep, alcohol will remove paint and stuff....and as TTT said, I too have let an Alt soak over a week in alcohol with no damage.....

    I used Zippo lighter fluid to remove the blue racing stripes from Alt Wheeljack....with out damaging the white paint on the roof :thumb 
     
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    I've always wondered what works for stripping paint off clear plastic....?
    Nice sig btw !....:p 
     
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    I've always wondered what works for stripping paint off clear plastic....?
    Nice sig btw !....:p 
     
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    Why thank you sir!....a couple of really nice people here made it possible ;) 
     

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