Tired of waiting minutes on end for the water to boil?
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Tired of waiting minutes on end for the water to boil?

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Well I actually thought of something. And I'm sure everyone else here has thought of it too...but let's pretend there are some who haven't.

If you're looking to do something simple like remove the head from a figure, then you don't need to wait 5-10 minutes for a pot of water to boil.

Simply turn on the fawcet of your kitchen sink, wait a few seconds for it to get really hot, and hold the figure under it for about a minute. And voila! It comes off pretty easily.

I did this the other night when I was too impatient to wait for water to boil.

Posted by Mint Condition Customs
on Saturday, April 26, 2008
User Comments
princebrent -
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I use one of those heat guns that is normally used to strip paint. It's like a souped up hair dryer and you can get them at most hardware stores.
MrBlu -
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I perfer to use a hair dryer when I take apart a figure
markiemarky -
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I just stick a cup of water in the microwave til its hot enough.
Gee_jays_Customs -
Saturday, April 26, 2008
these are all great ideas, but some plastics are harder than others so the faucet won't make it soft enough to pull out. so it sometimes depends on the plastic used. For example, BA's heads are a little harder than others and therefore need to be heated longer and use boiling water.

~Gj
sandlvlan -
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I always use a bowl of water in the microwave, except on larger figures, then I leave them in a coffee pot, and run it with just water. really brings out the base color on toybiz figs. like my black panther now has strong purple tone under his black drybrush
atgscl -
Saturday, April 26, 2008
why not just put a cup of water in the microwave for like 30 seconds?
Mint Condition Customs -
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Yeah boiling water hurts...what you should do is have a rag handy. It should be damp with cold water...this keeps you from getting hurt.
DTM -
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I'm pretty sure no one ever used this idea,
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