Customs: Trying to restore a G1 figure...

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  1. SkyfireMike

    SkyfireMike Cybertron's Chief BOFH

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    My sincere apologies if this was posted elsewhere - I did a search and looked through the VERY helpful kitbash resource thread.

    I've got a G1 figure I'm trying to restore, and had some questions for you all.

    YELLOWED PLASTIC
    It's old, and the white plastic's getting yellowed by age. What's the best way to restore it to its brilliant white? Is painting it the best way to go, or are there other options?

    REMOVING STICKERS
    I'm getting a fresh set of stickers from everybody's pals at Reprolabels - what's the best way to go about getting these old stickers off?

    Thanks for your help, I appreciate it!

    Mike
     
  2. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yellowed plastic: sanding and or painting is your best bet there

    Sticker removal: after taking off the sticker by conventional means (scraping with fingernail), Qtips and Goo Gone have worked well for me in removing the sticky residue that is left behind. Remember to clean the toy afterword so any leftover Goo Gone dosen't interfear with the new stickers.
     
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