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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:44 pm 
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If you don't have Brasso, but have GoJo it works really well too.

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:48 am 
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GoJo works too? We have lots of that stuff! X)

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:00 pm 
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I have found that Motsenbocker's Lift Off Tape Remover works really well. Just use it on a paper towel, not a cloth.

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:15 pm 
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Hmmm... I have two cans of NeverDull... I wonder if that would work as well (it's a metal polisher, similar to Brasso, but IMO works better for polishing: When I was in the Navy, we used it on the ship's brass work that had been exposed to salt spray for weeks on end, and it would clean it right up)... I just got the Toy Story Trash Compacter Escape set (mostly for the "industrial" bricks), and would like to remove the splotches from the Alien heads that come with the set (I use the Aliens in my Post-Apoc setting to represent, well, Aliens)...

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:45 pm 
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Hikaro Takayama wrote:
Hmmm... I have two cans of NeverDull... I wonder if that would work as well (it's a metal polisher, similar to Brasso, but IMO works better for polishing: When I was in the Navy, we used it on the ship's brass work that had been exposed to salt spray for weeks on end, and it would clean it right up)... I just got the Toy Story Trash Compacter Escape set (mostly for the "industrial" bricks), and would like to remove the splotches from the Alien heads that come with the set (I use the Aliens in my Post-Apoc setting to represent, well, Aliens)...

I'm not familiar with the brand, but hopefully you'll test it on crap pieces to make sure results are similar with brasso.

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:58 am 
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Well, I'm going to use it on some of the "Dirty" pieces from the Trash Compacter Escape, since, IMO, those are useless anyways with the printed-on dirt.... I'll be sure to post the results. You see, where I could see NeverDull being useful is the fact that, while a metal-polishing agent like Brasso, it comes in tins of pre-soaked cotton batting, meaning that it would potentially be good for removing unwanted details as opposed to the entire design...

UPDATE: Just tried out the NeverDull on the "dirty" version of the Woody torso from 7596 "Trash Compacter Escape", and it worked like a charm! My guess about the pre-soaked cotton batting being good for removing part (but not all) of the design was accurate.... As a matter of fact, with a little skill, you could get almost literally pinpoint accuracy with it. The only caveat is that NeverDull uses petroleum distillates and leaves an oily residue on the surface. This, however can be taken care of by dabbing some liquid hand soap onto the piece and rinsing it off under warm water.

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:19 pm 
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I read on another site the following:
Quote: Simply take a piece of white Sculpey Brand “Original Scupley”, knead it for a few minutes to soften it up, then firmly place it over the print that you want to remove. Wait a few minutes, then remove the clay. I’m not entirely sure how this works, but I presume that the plasticizers in the clay eat away at the print. Take a bit of rubbing alcohol and wipe off the clay/print remants. If any print remains, repeat process.

Has anyone heard of this method and if so, does anyone know if it really works?

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 2:47 pm 
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Well, I used a fig for testing my Sculpey weapons and the fig kinda looks cruddy now. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:58 pm 
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khopesh97 wrote:
Well, I used a fig for testing my Sculpey weapons and the fig kinda looks cruddy now. ;)

Got it, sticking to Brasso. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Question: Print Removal
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:47 am 
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Yeah, it got all sticky too.

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