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Take care of your figures![FIXED] Help, PROOVY Rias Gremory Figure Damaged !!! Repair???

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  • chacyungRegular Boarder
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    HELP !!!
    I have a Proovy Rias Gremory figure.
    I was changing the body, and the red hair rubbed on the back of her arms.
    (cause I was an idiot and forgot the arms could be removed first)
    Now there are horrible red marks on the back of her arms.

    Is there a way to fix this??
    Please Help !!!

    https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/chacyung1559313819.jpeg
    https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/chacyung1559313817.jpeg
  • chacyungRegular Boarder
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    I was so upset last night
    my gut reaction was to toss the whole thing in the trash
    and buy a brand new one *crying*

    (I didn't, but I hate myself so much right now)
  • kyoshinheiRegular Boarder
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    Looks like the paint from the hair has transferred onto the arms.
    Try rubbing it off with your thumb in a mix of water and dish soap. It probably won't be enough but it's always worth a try.

    Next solution is to use a Magic Eraser. Go gently and take your time to "sand away" the paint marks. You may not get the texture/shine of the skin back as it was but at least it'll be the right color and far less noticeable than big red skidmarks.
    Try on a small, less visible area first to get the hang of it.
    Here are some articles from people who've had to deal with paint transfers. You may find other interesting advices if you browse them.

    In the (very unlikely) eventuality that the Magic Eraser makes things worse and makes the area redder, then it means that the red was not a paint transfer but instead an undertone that was revealed by the hair scratching off the flesh paint of the arm. If this ends up being the case, then repainting is the only option. (but there's very little chance of this, it's probably just a paint transfer)
  • chacyungRegular Boarder
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    kyoshinhei (15 days ago) #60497700Looks like the paint from the hair has transferred onto the arms.
    Try rubbing it off with your thumb in a mix of water and dish soap. It probably won't be enough but it's always worth a try.
    Next solution is to use a Magic Eraser. Go gently and take your time to "sand away" the paint marks. You may not get the texture/shine of the skin back as it was but at least it'll be the right color and far less noticeable than big red skidmarks.
    Try on a small, less visible area first to get the hang of it.
    Here are some articles from people who've had to deal with paint transfers. You may find other interesting advices if you browse them.
    In the (very unlikely) eventuality that the Magic Eraser makes things worse and makes the area redder, then it means that the red was not a paint transfer but instead an undertone that was revealed by the hair scratching off the flesh paint of the arm. If this ends up being the case, then repainting is the only option. (but there's very little chance of this, it's probably just a paint transfer)


    Thank you so much, I'll try those first.
    Then have my over the top, panic attack x.x'
  • chacyungRegular Boarder
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    kyoshinhei (15 days ago) #60497700Looks like the paint...

    Thank you so much for the help.
    The horrible red lines are gone.
    As is some of the PVC/plastic, but you did warn me of that at the start.

    I feel badly about having to do such a damaging thing,
    just to "fix" something else. But...

    Having something that I've put effort into fixing
    gives it a great deal more value to me, then simply
    buying a replacement...
    (what my mind would label, JUST a stupid replacement copy)

    Even if it's technically made by the same manufacturer,
    my brain would put greater value in "the first" of something I bought.
    (silly, I know, but it's just how I've always been ^^; )

    Anyway, thank you with all the fiber of my being.
    And Rias Gremory Thanks you too ^.^

    https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/chacyung1559348191.jpeg
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  • kyoshinheiRegular Boarder
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    You're welcome, glad to hear you could mitigate the damage. Being able to do something about it always feels better than throwing the towel.

    Also, there may be ways to restore the skin texture but those are tricky so it's probably better to just call it a day. Besides, if I'm not mistaken, most of the damage was in the back so it shouldn't be very conspicuous when displayed.
  • FrankStandRegular Boarder
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    Wow! I didn't even realize that this was very fixable.
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