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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Thunder-blade » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:18 am

Also, will any eraser work? Or just the ones that are the back of pencils?
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Monkfish » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:21 am

It takes me a few minutes for a torso, and for the example picture it took about a minute. I use one of these:http://www.stampeaz.com/images/staedtler_eraser.jpg
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby uubergeek » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:34 am

Andi wrote:Can we speak about time?
How long do you have to erase the print before it is gone? A couple of seconds? Or several minutes? Or even longer than 10 minutes?
With brasso I need at least 3 minutes continuous rubbing before the print is as good as vanished.


3minutes?!?! i brasso a full torso with multiple colors in less than 10s use a little elbow grease :) the trick i use is to get a cloth with the brasso on it, and put it on a hard surface, then rub the part on the cloth, rather than rub the cloth on the part ... i actually use a cloth stapled down to a wooden block so i can take it wherever i want
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Kaminoan » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:39 am

Your doing it wrong then Andi.

Take a cloth (low lent - I like car wash yellow cloths) Add brasso
Lay the cloth on a flat surface
take the torso in your hand
rub on the cloth (you are moving the torso, not the cloth)
You should have the torso clean in about 20-30 seconds (The one exception to this time frame is white printed LEGO designs, these are printed in multiple coats and thus a bit thicker and take longer to remove).

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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Iare Tosevite » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:47 pm

Can those 16000 grit sandpaper used to polish clear plastics? I have some parts i would love to see shiny again.
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby JPCJedi » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:48 pm

Andi wrote:Can we speak about time?
How long do you have to erase the print before it is gone? A couple of seconds? Or several minutes? Or even longer than 10 minutes?
With Brasso I need at least 3 minutes continuous rubbing before the print is as good as vanished.
I have used both methods, and the eraser is slower. I've made the same mistake of moving the cloth instead of running the torso across a stationary Brasso'd cloth like Kam said, so Brasso takes me a few minutes.

Firm erasers work better, and even those take five minutes to completely remove a torso print.
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Solo » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:56 pm

It's still quicker and easier than going out and buying a bottle of Brasso if you're doing some minor detail stuff. ;)
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Thunder-blade » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:29 pm

Kaminoan wrote:Your doing it wrong then Andi.

Take a cloth (low lent - I like car wash yellow cloths) Add brasso
Lay the cloth on a flat surface
take the torso in your hand
rub on the cloth (you are moving the torso, not the cloth)
You should have the torso clean in about 20-30 seconds (The one exception to this time frame is white printed LEGO designs, these are printed in multiple coats and thus a bit thicker and take longer to remove).

- K


So that's why it takes so long!
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Andi » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:05 am

well, thanks Kam. Have to try it this way.
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby EwokWarrior » Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:29 am

Thanks for the tip. I've heard it before, but I never tried it. I used it to remove the stubble on an Indy head. I'll post a pic in a while.
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Kaminoan » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:38 am

Iare Tosevite, yes yes they can. They can bring the luster back to any part. I am truly amazed by then and have even found that they make sanding swabs now. I have two different sized sets on order. Really amazing stuff this sand paper.

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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Ty55 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:06 am

Could anyone possibly help me with a question I have regarding this method? Is it possible to remove the printing on this part with Brasso? possibly super fine grit sandpaper?
What's your recommendation for ease?

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30117pb01

I know it's not really mini-fig related, but I figured you custom guys might be able to help. Thank you!
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby captain brick » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:32 pm

I use scissors to scrape off the marks, this method didn't work for me.
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Turkguy19 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:18 pm

Ty55 wrote:Could anyone possibly help me with a question I have regarding this method? Is it possible to remove the printing on this part with Brasso? possibly super fine grit sandpaper?
What's your recommendation for ease?

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30117pb01

I know it's not really mini-fig related, but I figured you custom guys might be able to help. Thank you!


I used brasso to remove the print from one of those before....and if I remember correctly, it was a pain. But, it is possible to remove it with brasso.
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Chief » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:57 pm

Ugh, I did the same to this for this:
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I swore I'd never do it again (and to this day I've stuck to that vow!)

Nice tip on the erasers. Sounds useful for small projects, at least.
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Re: Quit Wasting Money On Brasso

Postby Ty55 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:03 am

Well I've heard of another method of removing print, I found it here:

http://www.lugnet.com/~330/FAQ/Build/remove

Do you think If I sanded it down and then used that polish to restore some of the luster it would be faster?
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