Fun with Acetone
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Fun with Acetone

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I needed to clear up a movie torchs legs for a project I'm working on so I remembered some one used acetone to strip the paint. I put the figures bottom half in the stuff and let it sit for over an hour. I returned later to see how the torch was doing and to my surprised the acetone ate away the enitire crotch section of his and ate the pins and swelled up the pieces to over double the original size. Anyone know why and does anybody know how to clear up a torch without eating him away?

Posted by Shinobitron
on Friday, July 13, 2007
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Shinobitron -
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Heres the Torch:

some of the parts shrank back to normal some pieces are completely missing and some pieces like the bootsare still warped and elephantised
cowboyink -
Saturday, July 14, 2007
im not sure about what is in brake fluid that eats paint, But I have seen it a hundred times, as some Harley's have dot 4 brake fluid and some have 5 , its wierd
greymonk -
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Ack! Well sounds like Acetone is death for a figure! I strip figures using Brake Fluid like Toymaker suggested. It works and didn't eat the plastic which is still beyond me metaphysically. Acetone though, eeeesh, sorry to hear about the mess buddy. So now that it looks like it's been a couple of days, have there been any changes to the figure? Did it return to a semblance of normal or is it still all bloated and such?
VariablePenguin -
Saturday, July 14, 2007
I seriously need to see a picture of that.
Kittie Rose -
Friday, July 13, 2007
Nail Polish Remover killed my Classics Astrotrain My mum bought him for me. Might be able to fix him up a bit paint job wise, but his crest is ruined, doubt I could resculpt. May use him as repaint fodder and buy another one, but I can't afford a fig I already have at the mo - I also have to replace a Rodimus that was ruined by both glue AND Acetone stripping his chest flames.
carlos1 -
Friday, July 13, 2007
I heard some customizers use acetone to create a plastic paste to use in their figures. If you use a X-acto knife and "shave" a figure and soak the pieces in accetone, you can create a paste that can be used to seal hinges or create parts, I am not sure how the method works because I have not tried it yet but it seems a large amount of accetone will melt away your figure.
colten frost -
Friday, July 13, 2007
oh my lord! your only suposed to put the acitone on a cotton pad and wipe the figure
Gee_jays_Customs -
Friday, July 13, 2007
maybe an hour was too much? maybe only a few minutes and then wipe, and repeat the process? I mean acetone is pretty strong right? just some thoughts dude! ^_^

~Gj
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