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(Possible) paint removal?(Possible) paint removal?Ask MFC

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Hello MFC Community Members! I hope your Thursday is going well thus far and that your weekend is gearing up to be a good one (Father's Day is just around the corner!).

I have a quick question regarding a possible(?) paint transfer that occurred on my copy of ITEM #675840. I got him last year from his original owner and they did not tell me of the face plate defects (as seen below) until after I opened him. Even upon asking what exactly happened to the face plate of the figure, they "did not know" how these transfers happened. I suspect that the paint transfer is from his hair piece as some of the "smudges" are in the exact location where the face plate sits below the cap. However, other parts are a more of a mystery as they seem to not come into contact with his hair/cap piece such as his right ear, right cheek, and nose. ಥ_ಥ


I have provided some pictures for y'all to better understand what I am referring to.

Front

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/06/18/2457018.jpeg

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/06/18/2457017.jpeg

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/06/18/2457011.jpeg

Right side

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/06/18/2457016.jpeg

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/06/18/2457015.jpeg

Left side

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/06/18/2457014.jpeg

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/06/18/2457013.jpeg

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2020/06/18/2457012.jpeg


Before writing this article, I read a few MFC pieces on how to remove such possible smudges/scratches/paint/gunk/etc and have tried most solutions for a paint removals (i.e. nail polish remover, Magic Eraser, soap, etc.). Sadly, none of the proposed solutions worked and they are still on there....Because of his incredibly (and outrageous!) high, after-market prices I refuse to purchase a whole new Jotaro nendo just to get a new face plate--also Chibi Chop Shop doesn't have this face plate available atm TT).

So, knowing now my predicament, any proposed solutions to his issue and/or idea what these could be? I would appreciate any comments and hope to be able to fix it. Jotaro is one of my fav Jojo's and I pray that I can get this stuff off of him so that I can display him in all of his edgy glory XD.

Thanks for reading! ^^ Have a nice day!
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Ackermance1 maand(en) geleden#79355112I've had GSC replace a faceplate that had an unknown paint scuff/transfer on it. They do replace factory defects, but I requested a replacement after I tried everything to get it off and the figure was released a month prior. They didn't even charge me for the replacement or shipping. I think if they ever do a re-release of Jotaro you could probably get away with requesting a new faceplate. The only thing they asked me to do was take a picture of the box and close ups of the defect. But maybe by that point you might just want to get a new one. It depends on if you want the extra parts lying around.
Edit: I forgot to mention that you might be able to find a used one on AmiAmi. They always have used nendoroids but they also take in lonely faceplates. The chances are slim, but maybe someone left a spare Jotaro face at their store?


Yeah, I think the window to ask for a replacement is closed since the figure was released over a year ago...I will have to wait for a rerelease (if that is ever gonna happen, come on GSC! Get on that!). I don't mind extra parts as I can use them on other Nendos.

I didn't know AmiAmi also takes in face plates! :O I have only seen full preowned Nendos so I never even though of that possibility. Thanks for that info! :) I guess I will start scouring on AmiAmi just in case it ever does show up XD
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AcePlatinum1 maand(en) geleden#79339423I have seen others in the past trying to do this with older figures with alas to no avail as GSC doesn't replace defective parts if they themselves did not previously announce it (and they may no longer have it in stock as well since he was released last year in Jan). But! I will give it a go if I have no other options TT Thanks for the suggestion!

I've had GSC replace a faceplate that had an unknown paint scuff/transfer on it. They do replace factory defects, but I requested a replacement after I tried everything to get it off and the figure was released a month prior. They didn't even charge me for the replacement or shipping. I think if they ever do a re-release of Jotaro you could probably get away with requesting a new faceplate. The only thing they asked me to do was take a picture of the box and close ups of the defect. But maybe by that point you might just want to get a new one. It depends on if you want the extra parts lying around.

Edit: I forgot to mention that you might be able to find a used one on AmiAmi. They always have used nendoroids but they also take in lonely faceplates. The chances are slim, but maybe someone left a spare Jotaro face at their store?
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Tjilp1 maand(en) geleden#79325768I came across this blog some time ago:
BLOG #41207
Maybe it has some helpful tips?


Thanks for the blog reading! I just finished it and it looks as if my paint transfer is the same as what was described on the RAHs as well (although theirs looks less blended in than in mine). If no other methods work (from the statements below), I might have to resolve to getting the advertised cream and see if it works!
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kuailiang1 maand(en) geleden#79325075I found the softest and most effective way to remove paint transfers/scuff marks from figures and dolls like the ones you've shown is by using a paintbrush cleaner like the Windsor & Newton ones; you might want to try it at the back of the face plate first, just in case the base of it's not the Nendo's skintone.
Acetone and anything alcohol based can be too harsh, whereas paintbrush cleaners are much softer; just make sure you give the face plates a wash after you're done as it's quite oily.


Oh! I haven't seen this option proposed before (at least in the articles that I have come across so far). Thanks for the detailed instructions and I will try to go to Michael's and see if I can get that product! :D I pray that it will work >>
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lesser-robot-cat1 maand(en) geleden#79324683I'd give the acetone another try with a well saturated cotton swab, but it might have embedded itself into the plastic. It could be a lost cause.
Hmm, if nothing else, go to the Jotaro face listings at CCS and subscribe. That way at least you'll get the word as soon as they have a face you can grab.


I will give it another try with your suggestion (anything at this point is a go!). Thankfully I am subscribed to that listing and even emailed them to let me know ASAP once they get a new Jotaro in (which may be awhile..). Thanks for the suggestion! :)
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Hamsterpfote1 maand(en) geleden#79324662Maybe try to get a replacement from GSC?gwendal738-21 maand(en) geleden#79325178If it seems melted into the plastic (since you said you've tried various methods even with acetone), it might have been a factory defect in the first place. I'd say try contacting GSC and asking if you can get a replacement.

I have seen others in the past trying to do this with older figures with alas to no avail as GSC doesn't replace defective parts if they themselves did not previously announce it (and they may no longer have it in stock as well since he was released last year in Jan). But! I will give it a go if I have no other options TT Thanks for the suggestion!
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I came across this blog some time ago:
BLOG #41207
Maybe it has some helpful tips?
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If it seems melted into the plastic (since you said you've tried various methods even with acetone), it might have been a factory defect in the first place. I'd say try contacting GSC and asking if you can get a replacement.
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I found the softest and most effective way to remove paint transfers/scuff marks from figures and dolls like the ones you've shown is by using a paintbrush cleaner like the Windsor & Newton ones; you might want to try it at the back of the face plate first, just in case the base of it's not the Nendo's skintone.

Acetone and anything alcohol based can be too harsh, whereas paintbrush cleaners are much softer; just make sure you give the face plates a wash after you're done as it's quite oily.
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I'd give the acetone another try with a well saturated cotton swab, but it might have embedded itself into the plastic. It could be a lost cause.

Hmm, if nothing else, go to the Jotaro face listings at CCS and subscribe. That way at least you'll get the word as soon as they have a face you can grab.
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