Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Thanks Sprytel

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 14, 2003
    Location
    B
    Posts
    24,794
    Images
    489
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgiabuff View Post
    do you have to put something in to keep the head submerged? also, does it harden the vinyl/plastic material the head is made out of?
    It definitely hardens the head as it shrinks, which is I believe because the elasticizer leaches into the Naptha. Good news is that heat restores flexibility for installing. The heads that I have been playing around with will lay at the bottom of the container once the air bubbles out of the inside. I use a tooth pick or small screw driver to push the head down initially.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 4, 2008
    Location
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Posts
    8,561
    Images
    12
    thanks Steve. I will have to give it a go

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 4, 2008
    Location
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Posts
    8,561
    Images
    12

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 14, 2003
    Location
    B
    Posts
    24,794
    Images
    489
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgiabuff View Post
    Bingo!

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 4, 2008
    Location
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Posts
    8,561
    Images
    12
    thank you sir.

    just seems odd that a paint thinner does not remove the paint from the head. I am going to try it on the Bele I recently made from a playmates figure. the head does not look bad but it is definitely oversized for a Mego body

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 14, 2003
    Location
    B
    Posts
    24,794
    Images
    489
    Blog Entries
    1
    Think of it this way. You can add water to thin a latex paint, and once it dries you can wash with soap and water and it won't harm the paint. Naptha is the same way, except that while it doesn't react with the paint once it's dry, it does react with the vinyl.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 3, 2007
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    1,531
    Images
    4
    Whoaa! This is like Nobel Prize winning stuff!!! For advancements in the field of Mego Customizing, You are so righteously awarded sir!!!
    Check out my picture library of Mego-ish compatible vehicles with ID data.
    MEGO MOTORS

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 27, 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    1,447
    Nice discovery Sprytel! Thanks so much for sharing!
    I... am an action figure customizer

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •