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Frosting

Postby burnsy » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:21 pm

Hiya chaps,

I know I've seen this mentioned before.

When a sealed figure has frosting is it easy to remove with UV lighting or other
types of lighting??

How successful is it??

Thanks

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Re: Frosting

Postby Joe » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:27 pm

Most light frosting will come off on a sunny day outside Stu.

Not tried special uv light but sunshine works wonders.

If it is as bad as this vader then you might not get it all off :(
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Re: Frosting

Postby shawn_k » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:28 pm

burnsy wrote:Hiya chaps,

I know I've seen this mentioned before.

When a sealed figure has frosting is it easy to remove with UV lighting or other
types of lighting??

How successful is it??

Thanks


I've heard that this works, but have never tried it myself. Here is a guide on the toyfixer website

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Re: Frosting

Postby burnsy » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:28 pm

Cheers mate, I'm an eyeing up a purchase but it has frosting.

Have you tried it before then Joe??

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Re: Frosting

Postby burnsy » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:29 pm

Cheers Shawn

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Re: Frosting

Postby Joe » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:32 pm

Yep I had a trilogo with frosting , weird one but it worked.

If its a figure with a cape its more tricky, if its just plastic all over then you should come off well!

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Re: Frosting

Postby Stargeezer » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:38 pm

Stuart is it one off those i showed you last time? If so, i dont believe you will be able to get off.
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Re: Frosting

Postby burnsy » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:40 pm

Which one Den??

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Re: Frosting

Postby weasel » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:49 pm

The frosting is awful on that Vader Joe (I'm not mentioning which part of him, for obvious reasons).
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Re: Frosting

Postby Vernon » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:31 pm

Hi,

a few years ago i picked up a frosty Ben 12a.....
The price was low enough for me to risk an experiment, so here is the result after a spot of sunbathing!

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/560954078kIGqjQ

Not too bad???

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Re: Frosting

Postby Lee » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:44 pm

I defrosted a kenobi 12 back myself a few years ago and it worked fine.

A hot sunny day is good (if you can find one in this country) and if you get the card in the right place in the rays of the sun you can see the frost disappear before your eyes :)

I've heard that you can also use a desktop lamp with halogen bulb but i'm not sure what the results are like having not tried myself.

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Re: Frosting

Postby tiefighterboy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:43 am

Sunlight works all the time.

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Re: Frosting

Postby Ron » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:05 am

What makes the plastic go frosted. I not really seen mass ammounts of them about. Is it just the odd figure. Or where there batches off these made with dodgy plastic

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Re: Frosting

Postby phreatobite » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:24 pm

That's amazing - sunlight cures frosting! I have a RotJ B-Wing Pilot that has frosty legs so will try it... as soon as we get some sun of course.

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Re: Frosting

Postby Lee » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:31 pm

Ron wrote:What makes the plastic go frosted. I not really seen mass ammounts of them about. Is it just the odd figure. Or where there batches off these made with dodgy plastic


Just a form of mould i believe - there is a thread about it on RS from ages back - i don't know the exact cause (temperature/light sources/chemical reaction)

Someone will have a more scientific explanation i'm sure :)


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