Help with paint

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  1. Shoujax

    Shoujax Well-Known Member

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    It’s a custom that I’m working on, but I need some help and some insight from anyone who has experience with this. I am making a custom Kamen Rider gashat. Now my problem is I have used 99% isopropyl rubbing alcohol, and the paint has not removed itself yet from the rider image I wish to remove. Does anyone have any experience in this matter? Nail polish remover won’t work because it will damage the plastic underneath.
     

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    Sanding is probably your best bet. Since that image is a tampographe removing it chemically will be difficult, if not impossible. sanding and polishing is probably your best bet.
     
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    Any recommendations on the sandpaper? I heard something about water or find grade sandpaper?
     
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    i do not have any experience with the subject you are referring to but it looks a lot like the same situation with Legos. Lego print cannot be removed with alcohol either and there are several different things that can be tried. One is a pencil eraser. Brasso is another thing used for removing paint off legos. but it does seem to very lightly scratch the lego piece so buffing may be required. I would try googling and watching the various videos and try the less invasive of them. I will say i did use nail polish remover and then sanded the piece down and reglossed it using floor polish and you wouldnt know i did anything to it. Since this is a clear piece extra care is needed as its more brittle. Alcohol is not good for clear plastic as it can cause it to crumble.
     
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    You would want to wet sand it with high grade grit sand paper but I don't the specifics.