Customs: Siege Paint Removal Thread

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  1. AlienKing

    AlienKing Well-Known Member

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    I bought a ER Starscream so I felt okay experimenting on my Siege Screamer and ended up testing how Gundam eraser pens worked on the battle damage, here are the results:
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    I soaked the pens solution into a qtip and scrubbed, it only took a couple minutes.
    Not perfect as you can see paint between the panels but I imagine those can be dealt with using a soaking method.
     
  2. kaszal

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    I took off the battle damage on Siege Sideswipe. I removed the shins (taking out the pins is easier using a spring loaded centre punch) and put them in some 99% alcohol in a little jar in a sonic cleaner for 5 mins. The silver came off in about 5 mins. In addition to cotton buds, a microfibre cloth is also good. The black shins look much better imo.

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  3. Metalwario64

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    So, I recently finally got the Netflix Megatron (which is very nice, though I am a bit disappointed in the silver paint, which is more of a glittery gloss gray than true silver), so I decided to attempt removing the damage from the regular Siege release (and eventually tighten all of the loose joints).

    However, no matter how hard I scrub, I still see little bits of discoloration in certain lighting where the silver splotches used to be. Does this mean I still need to scrub more, or is this just what happens? Would sanding or using a Magic Eraser take off enough plastic to remove those marks if scrubbing won't do any more?

    [EDIT] Okay, for anyone in the same situation who sees those areas of slight discoloration, indeed a wet Magic Eraser (or the cheapo China ones I bought on eBay a couple of years ago) with some scrubbing gets rid of those.
     
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