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Subject: Removing silkscreening from plastic rss

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Brian Sturk
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I've been making some DIY proxies for Dreamblade's unreleased Serrated Dawn set and am using bases by removing the minis from commons etc and then removing the stickers from the bottoms and silkscreening from the top. So far the things that have worked on the silkscreening are the "magic erasers" and "goof off".

I'm looking for some alternatives since the magic eraser method takes a real long time and goof off just seems too toxic.

I've also tried acetone but it seems to evaporate too fast and I end up with big smears of the material used for silkscreening. The other goof off products do not seem strong enough.

Any suggestions?
 
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Matt Fantastic
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Professional level stuff is going to just as, if not way more toxic than goof off. Generally, the more toxic, the easier it will be to get it off. Depending on what I'm doing, I usually wear a respirator. If it's bothering you, it's not a bad idea to use one.

Plus, once you have one, you'll find a bunch of other nasty stuff to wear it while doing too.
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Andy Van Zandt
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i've heard before that you could use toothpaste to get crayon off rubber and plastic when it won't just wipe off with water and soap (for instance, to remove it from cabbage patch dolls). maybe that'll work here? (maybe try the peroxide toothpaste?)
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Lance
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I don't know if the silkscreening method used on those particular models is the same as in the article below, but you could give it a try:

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-Logos-from-you...
 
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Try Brasso. I've used it for years to take print off of LEGO and more recently to take the print off Heroscape dice.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/431671
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Brian Sturk
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Thanks for all the suggestions! Never would have thought of Brasso, haven't used that since I was in the Army.

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