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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby poncho » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:50 am

Rich200 wrote:
Recently read Poncho’s guide to defrosting a figure using a desk lamp with particularly reference to the bulb used i.e. not an eco bulb. Inspired I tried again and the frosting is finally now clearing, whoop. Light spots of frosting remain but I expect a few more sessions will budge this.

Thank you Poncho.

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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby moosinthehoos » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:36 am

It's not sunlight you need, it's gentle heat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89ubByqFBYs

All you are doing is melting the frosting. Follow the video and it will look as good as new.
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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby hellhippie » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:00 pm

poncho wrote:
Rich200 wrote:
Recently read Poncho’s guide to defrosting a figure using a desk lamp with particularly reference to the bulb used i.e. not an eco bulb. Inspired I tried again and the frosting is finally now clearing, whoop. Light spots of frosting remain but I expect a few more sessions will budge this.

Thank you Poncho.

Richard.


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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby Bunglebubs » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:41 pm

Im currently trying this out with an AFA graded vintage Battlestar Galactica figure. So although it is obviously cased ive placed a desk lamp very near the surface of the case it is actually removing the frosting albeit a bit slowly. Approximately 5/6 hours in and has removed all the frosting off the face and about half way round the head.
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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby Andyclarke » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:27 pm

moosinthehoos wrote:It's not sunlight you need, it's gentle heat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89ubByqFBYs

All you are doing is melting the frosting. Follow the video and it will look as good as new.


Have a look at the video again and the bit where you compare before and after, look closely at the base of the bubble between the prongs. You can clearly see your method, whether its the radiator or the lamp has caused the bubble to lift as you can see more of the spotting beneath this area. The bubble seal definitely seems worse. Like Edd has said before try in direct sunlight, short periods of time are fine and has always worked for me.
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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby Leemcl » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:39 am

Probably the wrong approach, I had a cheap B Wing Pilot that was frosted I just stuck it on top of my bedside lamp for about an hour. It cleared completely. Couple years later it's still clear. Normal bulb used, does not seem to have done any harm - but I can see this would have been risky so I am not recommending. Just sharing the experience

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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby punk_pat » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:10 pm

Looks like a Frank Beech moc. Lots of the Leias had that heavy frosting. Pleased to see it's fixable!

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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby Rich200 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:40 pm

With my new found confidence in frost removal, i made short work of this recently purchased beater 12 back.
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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby Bunglebubs » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:19 pm

Great result, I too got it to work for my graded BSG MOC took about 15/16 hours in total though.
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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby poncho » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:54 am

good work.boys

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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby steve obi wan » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:22 am

Great shares !!
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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:04 pm

great work 8)

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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby Bunglebubs » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:15 pm

Thought I should show a before and after, appologies for the before one as it isn't quite as clear but there was heavy frosting on the face and the boots.
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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby Rich200 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:00 pm

Nice, love the battlestar cards

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Re: Heavy frosting Issue

Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:47 am

Hi Guys

I know nothing about frosting and I do not have any figures with frosting on them currently but I would like to know how to prevent frosting from occuring in the first place?

Thanks for your help.
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