I have a soft-rubber white invicta tric here with yellow paint stains across his pack. Alcohol, dish detergent, and baking soda have all failed me. Has anyone ever tried, successfully, to whiten rubber without damaging it?
Might acetone-free nail polish remover be any good at all? I'd been recommended it by model horse collectors and have tried it myself with success. It's safe on plastics (having been designed to work with synthetic nails), so I hazard a guess that it would be so for rubber. Perhaps try it on an inconspicuous part first?
Post by Blade-of-the-Moon on Feb 6, 2012 20:47:46 GMT
I'm guessing it's one of those that came in a paint-your-own set ?
Hmm..if a good scrubbing with all that has failed you it's probably not on the surface anymore and actually stained the material itself. In which case it will probably never be removable.
I have dunked figures in bleach for awhile that had permanent marker on them and it loosens it up so you can scrub it off..it might seep in there and remove the pigment of the stain.
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I have read that both bleach and acetone can damage rubber, and I know for a fact that mineral spirits will. I am currently looking into some products designed to restore yellowed rubber shoe soles. Thankfully, I DO have an extra white tric with chewed-up horns and covered in paint, that will be my guinea pig if/when I resort to using chemical warfare. The white invictas were designed to be paint-your-own, and at some point a kid did just that. I also have a white trex with similar paint stains. My current white collection includes the tric, steg, trex, and pteranodon. There may have been other invictas made in white also, but not that I have seen yet (it would be cool if there is a white sauropod somewhere!).
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