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Old 30th June 2017, 12:07 PM
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Default Help to Safely Remove Paint

My MP Sideswipe has a bit of silver paint spilling over onto the black on his leg. The black is bare plastic so I imagine it shouldn't be too difficult to remove the excess silver paint.

Does anyone have any tips on the best way to do this and not damage the black plastic?

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Old 30th June 2017, 05:35 PM
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If it's black plastic, and not plastic with a layer of black paint, you could try putting rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol - I got mine from Bunnings) on an ear bud and carefully rubbing.

You could also try scraping it off very carefully with an exacto cutting blade/stanley trimmer. It's what I did when I saw my TLK voyager Optimus had a silver blotch on his face.

Results not guaranteed: your mileage may vary.
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Old 30th June 2017, 08:36 PM
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Have a go at it with a tooth pick and the isopropyl alcohol, the tip is soft enough to scrape the paint and not damage the plastic and allows more control over the paint removal.
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