Basic DIY Funko "repair"

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby mcKenziii_starK » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:16 am

I have a Pop that has faded paint. Is there a way to fix it?

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby VinylPhil » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:38 pm

AnthonyLou81 wrote:Has anyone ever done ironing on a box? Any tips?

There is a youtube vid on how to iron game boxes, might work out for you.
But I would be carful of the window, it could melt to welt. Use a low setting to start. Good luck!

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby twirdman » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:43 am

I've already done some repairs to my pops and I'm just curious if I ever decide to sell them, doubtful I love my funkos, should I say that repairs have been done to them and do you guys think it would lower the value of the pop?

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby TheJiggliestPuff » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:50 pm

Okay, so I know there is a big problem with Chip from the Mrs. Potts & Chip set turning yellow over time. But....I was recently at a Barnes and Noble were they had a full shelf of this set. I don't have these figures and wanted to buy one but I didn't. EVERY SINGLE CHIP WAS YELLOW. Already. Sitting in the box. Every. single. one. I sat there and went through each one looking for a non-yellow chip but couldn't find one. Is it normal for Chip to come already yellow in the box? Does that mean they have had those lying around for a while? :(

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby booboo79 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:52 pm

Can't stress enough how helpful this guide has been in my two years of collecting. Thanks everyone for all your insight, advice, contributions!

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby vellybelly » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:00 am

MadLove wrote:Seems like these questions have been asked a lot lately.
My POP has marks on it or the wrong paint in the wrong spot.
A Magic Eraser (the kind for household cleaning) or a q-tip with acetone based nail polish remover used gently on the spot work well. Be careful not to use too much though or you will remove all the paint!
My POP has a bent sword, arm, foot, etc. (also works for Legacy figures with stuck joints)
For something thin like a sword, run it under a hair dryer until the vinyl is flexible. Hold it straight until it cools. For something thicker like a foot or arm, boiling it in water will make the vinyl soft enough to bend and reshape. Careful, it can get mighty hot!
My POP is too top heavy and keeps falling over
Museum Putty is great for anchoring top heavy POPs

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Lost » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:43 pm

I have a few pops where the stickers are barely holding on, anyone know what type of glue is best to keep them put? also a few pops I have with a corner sticking out more than normal, seem to be coming apart on the side completely, anyone know what type of glue is best to use on the box inself to hold it together again? thanks!

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby gospeedracer » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:12 pm

TurboBacon wrote:Anyone know how to remove those little glossy (glue?) spots on the pant?

*edit* I see its just not me.

Maybe try goo be gone and a q-tip

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby dubbelaar » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:02 am

I got the mutley mean machine from pop in a box.But it came with the window a little messed up.Is there a way to smooth the window a little bit

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Mister Piggy Wiggy » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:05 pm

I usually leave my Pops the way they are. But if there's a slight smudge on a Pop, then I try to gently clean it with a soft cloth.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby post31 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:38 pm

The eraser tip is a real diamond. Thank you so much for that.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby kpacheco » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:00 pm

Just got my TT Darkest Night Batman in, and the paint is messed up. I doubt if they can replace it so, does anyone know of the correct color to try and touch up the paint? Image

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