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 Post subject: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:22 pm 
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Hi, I was just curious if anyone has a preferred way of removing print from lego pieces.

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:10 pm 
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This may seem a little gruesome and weird, but I use a knife. I scrape it along the printing with the blade perpendicular to the printing. I know how to do it right, but it I need a better method. :\

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:21 pm 
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I use a very fine grain sandpaper and sometimes make up remover (does not always work.)

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:35 pm 
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Use brasso. But, I use a pencil eraser. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:53 pm 
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Brasso tutorial

Other than the dremel, this would be a great investment for your customization needs.

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:35 pm 
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huntmaster wrote:
Use brasso. But, I use a pencil eraser. ;)


Seconded! With an eraser's "guideableness," I can take, say, a bearded fig head and leave the mustache and vice versa. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:01 pm 
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Napoleon wrote:
huntmaster wrote:
Use brasso. But, I use a pencil eraser. ;)


Seconded! With an eraser's "guideableness," I can take, say, a bearded fig head and leave the mustache and vice versa. :)

If you apply scotch tape, you can protect parts you don't wanna erase and brasso the rest.

I did that for Reptile's head, Scorpion's face, and Baraka's tunic.

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Omicron wrote:
Napoleon wrote:
huntmaster wrote:
Use brasso. But, I use a pencil eraser. ;)


Seconded! With an eraser's "guideableness," I can take, say, a bearded fig head and leave the mustache and vice versa. :)

If you apply scotch tape, you can protect parts you don't wanna erase and brasso the rest.

I did that for Reptile's head, Scorpion's face, and Baraka's tunic.

-Omi

Not even necessary. I did this by using some brasso on the tip of a toothpick. You can get pretty accurate ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:42 am 
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That is pretty cool that you can use an eraser! I might have to try that :)

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:58 pm 
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Starwars4J wrote:
Not even necessary. I did this by using some brasso on the tip of a toothpick. You can get pretty accurate ;)

Well I'm not that adept. :P

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