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I got my Theia nendoroid last Friday, and I've noticed she got some hideous black paint transfer smudges from her big bow on the back of her dress. Some of my figmas had some paint transfers too, especially Lum. Is there anyway to get rid of these awful paint smudges/transfers?
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I've found that the best way to get rid of smudges is to use Sanford Magic Rub erasers, which are available at many art supply stores as both a block and a peel-away pencil. Gently rub at the smudge with one of these and it will eventually go away.
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I've seen that DannyChoo recommends using a VERY tiny amount of paint tinner on a cotton swap. Make sure you only damp the cotton swap though, as too much can erase the paint underneath the scratch too.
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xionvalkyrieI've seen that DannyChoo recommends using a VERY tiny amount of paint tinner on a cotton swap. Make sure you only damp the cotton swap though, as too much can erase the paint underneath the scratch too.

Could you by chance link me to Danny's article referring to this?
Im the soon to be owner of a lovely AxO Alice figure and she has a light paint scuff present pictured here and here. I am trying to find all the safe options that are available that would help remove this. I know of some and yet Im certain there are other methods that are available that I am unaware of. Many thanks to those who can shed some light on this for me :]

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KCKoopaxionvalkyrieI've seen that DannyChoo recommends using a VERY tiny amount of paint tinner on a cotton swap. Make sure you only damp the cotton swap though, as too much can erase the paint underneath the scratch too.

Could you by chance link me to Danny's article referring to this?
Im the soon to be owner of a lovely AxO Alice figure and she has a light paint scuff present pictured here and here. I am trying to find all the safe options that are available that would help remove this. I know of some and yet Im certain there are other methods that are available that I am unaware of. Many thanks to those who can shed some light on this for me :]


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OK a variant on this question. My Elina Revoltech figure (mfc link) has a lot of paint transfer, and some of it is on her breasts which are soft and squishy ^^;; What is the best cleaning substance for plastics that are more rubbery?
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ClaudettoOK a variant on this question. My Elina Revoltech figure (mfc link) has a lot of paint transfer, and some of it is on her breasts which are soft and squishy ^^;; What is the best cleaning substance for plastics that are more rubbery?
That's a nice question... I may suggest you to use a rubber before trying with cleaning products or others chemicals stuff! I really don't know if chemicals causes problems on materials different from PVC or others hard kind of plastic!
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R_KasaharaI've found that the best way to get rid of smudges is to use Sanford Magic Rub erasers, which are available at many art supply stores as both a block and a peel-away pencil. Gently rub at the smudge with one of these and it will eventually go away.

Based off of this recommendation I went to my local arts supply store, and while they didn't have this particular brand, they did have a selection of "soft-vinyl" erasers. From what I can tell this is the important part.

I picked one up and it worked wonders on a couple figures that had paint smudges on them. One thing to take special note of is you want to use a very light touch when using one of these erasers. I had a fairly "deep" paint smudge and in effort to get rid of it I took some of the surrounding paint that I didn't want to off. Not a lot, but due to how much paint there was I put a bit too much force into my rubbing. Don't get me wrong, it's better now then before, but it's not quite as good as new. The other 2 figures faired a LOT better. They look as good as new.
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