Customs: Removing Gold/Chrome from YOTH Prime

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by SureShotSniper, May 29, 2014.

  1. SureShotSniper

    SureShotSniper What?!

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    Before anyone says "do a search", I did and found nothing to removing chrome plating.

    I'm thinking about removing the Gold Plating from the parts of YOTH Optimus Prime before painting them...

    I've heard that using oven cleaner will take it off, but wondered if that's been proven or if there is another/better solution to remove the gold without harming the plastic.
     
  2. Dr. Killinger

    Dr. Killinger Plastic Surgeon

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    Most any degreaser should work, my degreaser if choice is Purple Power.
     
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    I've used "easy off" oven cleaner before, but I've heard good things about purple power.
     
  4. SureShotSniper

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    How long have you soaked with purple power? I just bought some at walmart and plan to work on it tonight.
     
  5. Dr. Killinger

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    Generally about 24 to 48 hours and then it just wipes off fairly easy. I also prefer PP since it has way less fumes then sprays and can be reused and recycled after you are done soaking.
     
  6. autotronprime

    autotronprime I like to make cool things!

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    I am also interested in seeing how yours turns out. Please give us an update!!!