I Used the Wrong Paint HELP!
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I Used the Wrong Paint HELP!

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Hey I ughh....I used the wrong paint on my custom iron man! I thought I bought a metallic red Acrylic, but I am a dumb @$$ and didn't look at the lable and it was Model Master Enamel...is there a good way to take the paint off? or can I just paint over it with a clear red Acrylic. Normally I wouldn't freak out but I TOTALLY FINISHED THE PAINT JOB! and then realized that the figure was really sticky on the red parts. PLEASE SOME ONE HELP ME!

Posted by Shady8168
on Wednesday, February 27, 2008
User Comments
Jin Saotome -
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I've had good luck with mineral spirits removing enamel/spray paint from Transformers, but they're hard plastic. I think you'd be safe scrubbing it with a toothbrush tho, not submerging it for a long period of time. Wash it off good.
Mr-X -
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Aye, thatll work but I suggest you put it on cotton balls and use the cotton to wipe it off.
http://www.figurerealm.com/phpBB2/viewt ... ight=paint

Sitting the figure in it might not end so welll...

Other ideas:
Sand it off carefully

Brake Fluid/ WD 40-I've used this method before it and it works pretty well. Pour enough into a METAL container to cover your piece and drop the figure in (submerged). I forget the correct time to let it sit, so go at say, 30-40 second intervals(unless someone else here has a better time), pull it out, wipe off the paint and excess oil, repeat until you are satisfied. if you find it needs to set longer, let it sit longer, just don't leave it sit in there and walk away, or youll take more then you want off.

The paint should rub off pretty easily but you might have to scratch it with your fingernail

Then remember to THROUGHLY clean the figure off, Id say start by wiping as much oil off as you can, run it under some water, dry it, then go at it with soap and water. Just remember to get ALL of it, even if it just is hitting the areas with water, especially the joints and body crevaces, otherwise the oil is still gonna be there when you go to repaint and its not gonna be a fun time.

Id suggest the WD 40 as a last resort though, only if your sure you want to repaint it all.

Try sanding it off or using cotton dabbed in acetone to get it off.

Anyone else have suggestions?
Shihan the Sad Clown -
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
acetone should take it off but you'd have to make sure you don't take off any other paint
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