Tip 1: Removing paint jobs that go wrong

Posted: December 5, 2009 in Uncategorized

Yo! I have setted up a category that introduce tips that i have found out. Gunpla tips, that is, lol!

Now, this tip was actually found out by my brother, who saw a video on youtube. Let me introduce the tools for the job!

Yes, a nail polish remover. I stole…er… i mean borrow! Yes! I borrowed this from my mum! It has alcohol content in it and it does smell like alcohol and so it is able to remove paint.

Cotton buds.

And of course your gunpla pieces…

Dip your cotton bud into the nail polish remover.

For this demo, i used a leftover runner that i used to try my paint jobs.



I only removed some yellow and blue from the circle thingy.

Well, that’s all i have for this post, until next post!

PS: This is a much cheaper alternative for removing paint, can also be considered free if you find one lying around at home, *Evil smirks* Hehehehe…

  1. moemoekyun says:

    nice idea I usually use thinner ^^;

  2. chubbybots says:

    what is the paint you use on the runner?

  3. Marzz says:

    @moemoekyun: Thinner are more expensive though

    @chubbybots: Oh they are gundam marker paints. But they normal paint should be able to remove also coz they are made of the same things i think

  4. Marzz says:

    @moemoekyun: Thinner is more expensive though…

    @ chubbybots: Those are gundam markers paint. But other paints should be able to remove using the polish remover as it has alcoholic content^^

  5. Marzz says:

    Small bottle? You mean thinner? No, i never buy thinner but i once saw a bottle going for SGD12! And yea, i heard that thinner can melt plastic… highly dangerous!

  6. Zhi jian says:

    How about you try Mr paint remover?

    Hobbby point sold it for $5

  7. chubbybots says:

    Ah yes never use that thinner that you can get from hardware stores…you can only use that for cleaning your tools 😀

  8. bd77 says:

    Ohh… Nice tip. Should tell this to my friend, who unknowningly painted Strike Gundam + IWSP Grand Slam sword the wrong metallic colour. To add salt + injury to the wound, he applied it a bit too thick…

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