Jump to content

How to clean Original White Jersey Bigmen that turned dingy with age


Recommended Posts

Hey guys I was wondering if someone could help. I recently bought a Falcons Bigmen team with white jersey's but some of the players turned kind of brownish yellow from age. Is there anything I can use to clean them and get the original white color back without painting them?

image0 (18).jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You could try a little rubbing alcohol on a q-tip, like on the belly of a guard figure, to see if it cleans up at all.

Edit: if the bottom of a player's platform is also yellowed, I'd try there first.

Edited by zak99b5
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi @Joe#21

Nice team !! if you are still looking for some help in cleaning the 67bigmen figures, you can use LA totally awesome cleaner dilute first and use Q'tips to apply solution work towards a full strength start with 50 to 50 until you like what you see do not start full strength but work up to it and just don't saturate the paint since they are old figures, you will need to of course remove the jersey numbers, if you are doing a repaint strip all paint by soaking figures in purple power (safe for plastics) for 24hrs then wash and let dry, pour hydrogen peroxide in a glass jar put figures in solution and set in direct sunlight for 30 to 45min watching the solution there will be bubbling as it cleans and removes the yellowing of the plastic, hope this helps.

p.s. you can also use the HP method on painted figures but its only for yellowing so just figure out what the issue is first by spot testing to see if cleaning is all that is needed.. if neither works and will not remove then the white plastic was injected in to a dirty mold that had amber plastic left over and that cant be cleaned as it is the color of the plastic in the figure.. 

awesome-products-orange-all-purpose2-570x708.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Before you do that, I would try the simplest route.  a damp cloth or Kleenex will remove dirt and grime.  Rub gently and be careful not to rub off the paint.  If that doesn't help, then move on to chemical cleaners.  a little Goo Gone will take of sticky number residue.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

Posting Guidelines

Please follow the Rules to ensure that the forums promote fun and productive conversations. We value the free flow of information. We can't offer that in what we believe to be an unsafe or illegal environment. See the section on "Selling Unlicensed Products and/or Services". Failure to comply with these rules may result in a ban from the forums. 

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please review our Terms of Use.