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lazidude999
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Post by lazidude999 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:12 am

will applying nail polish on chrome damage it? Im trying to remove mistakes from using gundam markers with nail polish on chrome plated parts like the akatsuki.

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Post by auriga » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:35 am

A good, easy tip is to try it first on a plated sprue then see what will happen - if anything will.

That's why I don't throw away my sprues. They have their uses, especially when testing finishing materials. Heck, just a few hours ago I used chopped up bits as fillers for the Xekueins' hollow shields (which I then covered with 1mm plastic sheet).

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Post by lazidude999 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:28 pm

Thanks, will do, i just need to get them out of the trash can. Didnt know sprues were useful heh.

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Post by auriga » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:46 am

Resourcefulness is a key characteristic in modeling. Just a friendly reminder.

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Post by duke4799 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:21 pm

Nail polish remover, if it has acetone in it will eat through plastic. Even if it's acetone free it will most likely damage the chrome. Harsh stuff nail polish remover. Like auriga said, try it on a peace of the sprue first.

I save sprues to make colored putties. I saw in a Hobby Mag once that you can mix the left over plastic with acetone and make a putty that will bond to the model and then dry to a nearly flawless match in color. Just sand it smooth and it's nearly perfect. Doesn't take much acetone to melt the plastic either, just have to make sure there's not so much in there that it eats up the model.

Of coarse, one could just use regular putties and then paint, which I end up doing anyway for detail work...

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nail polish remover and chrome

Post by byronRib » Sat May 04, 2019 5:16 pm

Can I remove ink-based pen, and CREOS gundam paint marker with Mr. Paint Remover, and how doe sit affect plastic on Gunpla models?

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