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 Post subject: That Plastic Shine!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:14 am 
Anvil Polisher
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Hi all!
I have a few items that have that nice plastic shine...but I would like to make them sort of dull, for example, a cowboy hat. It looks more like a hard hat because of the shine instead of a cloth hat! What can I do/use to take away that shine? Again, thanks in advance for your help! B)

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 Post subject: Re: That Plastic Shine!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:10 pm 
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Extremely fine sandpaper would be my guess. Either that, or rub some nail-polish remover on it. I did that to one of my minifigs in an attempt at brasso-ing, and it failed completely. :9

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 Post subject: Re: That Plastic Shine!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:03 pm 
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Oreo wrote:
Extremely fine sandpaper would be my guess.

That'd probably work best.

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Either that, or rub some nail-polish remover on it. I did that to one of my minifigs in an attempt at brasso-ing, and it failed completely.

No. Bad idea. Don't use nail polish remover on any legos you still want in one piece....

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 Post subject: Re: That Plastic Shine!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:38 pm 
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Well, I did it, and it didn't make it fall apart. It just took away all the printing and all the shininess. :9

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 Post subject: Re: That Plastic Shine!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Using something like Gojo will remove the oily plastic sheen, and if you do it like a quick bath won't hurt any print either.

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 Post subject: Re: That Plastic Shine!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:43 am 
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Thanks for these ideas! I'll have to find some very fine sandpaper and experiment on an old brick. And mC, I do happen to have some Gojo...never thought about using that but I'll give it a shot sometime today!

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 Post subject: Re: That Plastic Shine!
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I use it for 'light cleaning' (to remove the sheen) and for printing removal. I've been happy with it.

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