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Is it possible to remove this?Is it possible to remove this?

Hello MFC!
I have recently bought ITEM #41779 pre owned from solaris japan.

I am quite new at collecting and I have never come across something like this.

Solaris Japan has send me pictures I requested and here they are:

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2019/09/06/2293697.jpeg

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2019/09/06/2293698.jpeg

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2019/09/06/2293699.jpeg

These are the pictures of figures waist and the damage. You can clearly see that there are marks/scufs/paint transfer or what ever it is (I don't know alot about it).
The waist is very important to me to be as clear as possible. And I don't want to cancel my order or I will pay extra 20$. That small amount of money is not a problem, but I am feeling bad for returning it. I got her for good price of 12500 yen. And in general, I really love her. But I know that waist marks will bother me for life.
Now, a question for you guys:

Are they removable by some way?
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Xardej (2 meses atrás) #66614352Don't mention it! Just happy to help. If ya do end up buying her definitely take some clear pictures of the issues and we can all help you with it pretty quickly. I'm pretty picky with issues on expensive items too, so I totally get wanting to make sure everything is just right.
Saw you mention it elsewhere, but here are some links to magic erasers if you can't buy anything like it near you www.ebay.com/b/... www.amazon.com/...
You might not have the Mr. Clean brand in your region, but a good home improvement store should carry similar items of a different brand.


Thank you! You helped me alot!
2 meses atrás
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ZoidsFanatic2 (2 meses atrás) #66635602Sorry for the late reply but here’s one,
rover.ebay.com/...
Just check “Magic Eraser” on eBay and you’ll find them... sometimes way too many of them. The one I linked had the least amount included. But they are like really useful in cleaning around the house.


Okay, thank you!
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SkaylerOtakuCat (2 meses atrás) #66614297I personaly never had eny exirience with paint transfer since I am bigginer and small collector. I see alot of people understand this stuff, including you, saying it would probaly go off with mr magic eraser. If I decide to buy her, I would definetly buy that eraser. I live outside US so I doubt I would find it in my local store. Do you maybe have a ebay link? I would really appriciate it! Enyways, thank you for your suggestion!

Sorry for the late reply but here’s one,

rover.ebay.com/...

Just check “Magic Eraser” on eBay and you’ll find them... sometimes way too many of them. The one I linked had the least amount included. But they are like really useful in cleaning around the house.
2 meses atrás
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SkaylerOtakuCat (2 meses atrás) #66614288Wel, you have much more expirience with paint tranfers than me is see. I am small collector so this never happened to me. But as you said, this probably is paint transfer and could get removed by magic eraser. But do you know where to buy it? I live outside US and I higly doubt I can get it from my local store. Do you maybe have a ebay link? I would really appricite it. Enyways, thank you for your advice!

No problem. I know getting a figure with paint transfer can be stressful bc they are expensive and hard to find. I searched it up and apparently magic erasers are “melamine foam“ a kind of abrasive material. Maybe you can find something under that technical name. If you do try it maybe try on the back part of the figure and see if it changes the finish or paint too much before proceeding. All the paint stain I have had have been much smaller and I wouldn’t want you to damage the figure on accident.
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SkaylerOtakuCat (2 meses atrás) #66614280Thank you so much for your advice!
I will think about buying her. The price is a steal as you said, but maybe I would like to spend extra 30$ for something I will look too for the rest of my life. I am really person of quality and eny kind of bigger damage bugs me.
Overall, I see that you really understand how figure's paint works, but I do not have best expirience with magic eraser... But, thank you alot for your advice, I really appriciate it!


Don't mention it! Just happy to help. If ya do end up buying her definitely take some clear pictures of the issues and we can all help you with it pretty quickly. I'm pretty picky with issues on expensive items too, so I totally get wanting to make sure everything is just right.

Saw you mention it elsewhere, but here are some links to magic erasers if you can't buy anything like it near you www.ebay.com/b/... www.amazon.com/...

You might not have the Mr. Clean brand in your region, but a good home improvement store should carry similar items of a different brand.
2 meses atrás
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ZoidsFanatic2 (2 meses atrás) #66603938I mean, a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser should clean it up. Looks like paint transfer if anything judging by the pictures.

I personaly never had eny exirience with paint transfer since I am bigginer and small collector. I see alot of people understand this stuff, including you, saying it would probaly go off with mr magic eraser. If I decide to buy her, I would definetly buy that eraser. I live outside US so I doubt I would find it in my local store. Do you maybe have a ebay link? I would really appriciate it! Enyways, thank you for your suggestion!
2 meses atrás
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LemonMIntCat (2 meses atrás) #66604908I recently got ITEM #9438 ,preowned and she had some paint transfers from her base on the back of her elbows and her dress. I used a magic eraser wet with a little water and very gently rubbed the small areas and they came off no problem. And I also used this for ITEM #464706 skin and it worked fine.
The key here is that the magic eraser is really just like fine grit sandpaper, so it didnt actually wash away the paint, it physically removed a layer of the plastic. This technique works but for specific paint finishes it can ruin the finish (like something metallic). I think it will be fine on skin tone because the plastic is all one color and it should be the same underneath, but if the figure has shading with paint it will take that off. So you run the risk of ruining the figure if you push to hard.


Wel, you have much more expirience with paint tranfers than me is see. I am small collector so this never happened to me. But as you said, this probably is paint transfer and could get removed by magic eraser. But do you know where to buy it? I live outside US and I higly doubt I can get it from my local store. Do you maybe have a ebay link? I would really appricite it. Enyways, thank you for your advice!
2 meses atrás
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kyoshinhei (2 meses atrás) #66605158You can first try to gently scrub with soap and water and see if it does anything.
If that isn't enough your can use a Mr Clean Magic Eraser as ZF2 suggested to gently shave away the paint transfer but depending on how it goes you may end up taking some of the belly shading with it.
I know I wouldn't mind but if the result is still not up to your standards you can always resell her to hunt for a better one. I'm pretty sure you can find buyers that would take her off your hands for the same amount you got her despite the imperfections.


Thank you for your advice. I did buy her, but she still haven't shipped from a shop. I can still cancel her so I don't need to re sell her. I am a person of quality so this would bug me for life. I am more leanining to not buy her...
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SebastianLover (2 meses atrás) #66612757The part on the waist doesn't look like paint transfer but more like some kind of oil-like residue. This will likely come off with soap. The thigh mark looks more like a scuff or paint transfer. You could try washing it off, but you'll more likely have to paint over this. The only thing is flesh color is hard to replicate especially with shading, so if you're not a painter you might want to just leave it be or perhaps practice on some other figure you don't care about.
The damage might not be as noticeable in person. I often find I barely notice paint transfers after a while, and all her chains will make it even harder to see.


You are right. Some of that damage is for sure removable. I doubt it all is. Scuf on the leg doesn't bother me that much beacouse its not visible at all while displaying. And as you said, that damage is quite small, so its less visible in person for sure, because these are close ups. I am an artist, drawing and painting. But I don't have paint that I could use to posibly cover the scuf on the leg. I will see what happens. 125$ is really good price for this figure, but I am person of quality. Eny bigger damage really would bug me for life. I will see... But I am more leaning to not buy her
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Xardej (2 meses atrás) #66613924I clean up, repair, and customize (paint or otherwise) figures all the time, so I'd recommend getting it (the price is a steal) and trying to clean it up. The good thing about the BRS girls is that there's very little paint application applied to their skin because of how deathly white most of them are. At the most there's some highlights around the hips and belly button (sometimes). So if you get a Mr. Clean magic eraser or some such other "gentle" cleaning sponge you could try to remove it. Remember, due to how light Black Gold Saw's skin is even if you accidentally scuffed her skin removing the stain/paint transfer it'd be barely visible, and that's only if you knew it was there.
You're not going to damage the figure since her skin parts are cast in the same color they appears to be (aka they're not painted that color), so you're fine trying to clean it. The only thing that'll horrendously damage this figure in particular in the afflicted areas is going at it with... a knife or something. Heck, so long as the afflicted areas don't have any skin shading on them you could actually use high grit sandpaper (the smooth types used to make surfaces nice and smooth).
Overall, she -can- be cleaned. It partially depends on how dextrous your hands are and the placement of any skin shading. If you do end up getting her I'm sure you could post slightly better pictures of the afflictions and folks around here could give advice on each blemish.


Thank you so much for your advice!
I will think about buying her. The price is a steal as you said, but maybe I would like to spend extra 30$ for something I will look too for the rest of my life. I am really person of quality and eny kind of bigger damage bugs me.
Overall, I see that you really understand how figure's paint works, but I do not have best expirience with magic eraser... But, thank you alot for your advice, I really appriciate it!
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