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 Post subject: Brasso Pictures
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:55 pm 
Furnace Scrub
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Lots of people talk about using it, but there are very few pictures of the process/results, so I figured I'd make some:

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You can find the stuff at your local grocery store with the cleaning supplies like Windex, 409, etc.

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The original!

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Scrub a dub, dub, ugh, smells like a dead bug!

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Oooh, shiny and clean! :D

Took a bit of effort, about 10 minutes worth of scrubbing with paper towels and multiple applications of the stuff, but it paid off, completely took off the paint without damaging the plastic at all.

Probably good it didn't come off real quick, cause if it did the plastic probably would have wound up all scratched up.

This was a great piece to test it out on cause Lego has never produced a plain black one, only black ones with ugly printing. Next I plan to test it out on some of those new circular 1x1 transparent tile pieces that come with those new Ninja sets. They all have goofy/ugly printing on them and as of yet they don't make them without it, so they're good candidates...although there might be a trans-green one in one of those new girly sets...can't remember.


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 Post subject: Re: Brasso Pictures
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:15 pm 
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Nice, thanks for posting this for everyone. Welcome to the forums :)

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 Post subject: Re: Brasso Pictures
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:43 am 
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This is great, and should be helpful to lots of folks.

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 Post subject: Re: Brasso Pictures
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:22 pm 
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Scrubby, scrubby. It certainly does take some effort, about ten minutes per piece, but it does a very nice job of removing patterns.

The only downside is with uber new Lego pieces, which have a kind of shininess/shimmer to them, which is lost.

But then again that doesn't really last anyway unless you keep every piece hermetically sealed in plastic and so forth. LOL

This was a good piece to use Brasso on because Lego has never released a plain medium orange drawer. They have produced medium orange containers/casings, although the ones I ordered haven't yet gotten here, so I just used black for this example.


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 Post subject: Re: Brasso Pictures
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:06 pm 
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What, you didn't want your drawers having faces? :9

Great work, Brasso makes it look like it came that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Brasso Pictures
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:10 am 
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Again, very nice demo!

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 Post subject: Re: Brasso Pictures
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:08 am 
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Biohazard wrote:
What, you didn't want your drawers having faces? :9

Great work, Brasso makes it look like it came that way.


LOL, not so much.

Here's a new one I did today:
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Another great piece to use Brasso on. Lego just started making these new round, flat pieces last year I believe, unfortunately the ones they initially released all had goofy looking symbols and hoohas on them.

They have since released plain transparent green, yellow and red (great for stop lights), but no blue and no orange. So, hence the need to strip off the goofy patterns! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Brasso Pictures
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:54 am 
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That's cool, but you could just buy the BF Lens Piece. It's slightly different, but available in 12 different colors.

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 Post subject: Re: Brasso Pictures
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Mmmm, I'm a bit of a traditionalist, I like to try and find solutions with regular Legos before I start looking for alternatives. ...that and there's like 378 ~other~ things I'd rather buy from BrickForge, stuff that Lego doesn't produce anything similar to at all.

I do wish BF would come out with some double sided plate pieces though. I bought a MegaBloks set one time and it had these uber nifty 2x2 flat plates that were double sided/studded. One of the best pieces I've ever owned! It'd be really awesome to get some small 1x1 round/square ones as well as some larger ones. I guess one could simply Super Glue two plates together...although that's not quite the same.


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 Post subject: Re: Brasso Pictures
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:28 pm 
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I've used this thanks! :)

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