Best way to remove faction logos on Cybertron toys?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by MasterOfPuppets, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Banned

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    So I just bought a C. Brimstone and the Decepticon logo is all screwed up. I don't know how to really describe it but since there are no more at the store and I planned on doing this anyways I don't realy feel like exchanging it.

    So what's the best way to remove the logo without damaging the plastic? I've heard some bad stories about paint thinner and how it works at first but later it eats away at the plastic and it begins to shred.
     
  2. Valkysas

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    dip a Q-tip in rubbing alchohol. its what I use to remove paint from stuff.
     
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    Well I looked and I got Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 70% USP. Is this the right stuff?
     
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    That should work, fine. I usually use 90%, but the 70 should also take the paint off.
     
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    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    I just used my thumb. Hot Shot's faction symbols came RIGHT off.

    By the way, that's not really a good thing.
     
  6. kissmekillme

    kissmekillme Well-Known Member

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    A pencil eraser. Honestly. Just keep rubbing, any tampo'd paint aps come right off, no harm to the plastic.
     
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    I just removed it with the rubbing alcohol, thanks guys.
     
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    Shin-Gouki Retired Admln Veteran

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    Glad I could help :p 

    I usually just put Reprolabels over the offending symbol if I am replacing them.