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Dinosaur Figures need help
« on: July 25, 2020, 12:29:59 PM »
I've just recently moved with a few relatives of mine and apparently the dinosaur figures I have were boxed in full of 'sticky styrofoams', does anyone know if there's a safe way to remove it without damaging the color of the figure?

Some of the Styrofoam were stuck to the figure but I removed it, some of them didn't affect the figure and some did affect the figures greatly.

Apologies if this is the wrong area to post this in.



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Re: Dinosaur Figures need help
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2020, 12:54:29 PM »
Give it a try, to remove it with warm/hot water from the bodies of the dinosaur and rub it down very slowly and carefully
with your fingertip, could be, this works....
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Re: Dinosaur Figures need help
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 03:42:37 PM »
I use this for the really stubborn sticky stuff, if warm soapy water doesn't work.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Goo-Gone-Original-Liquid-Adhesive/dp/B00006IBNJ/

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Re: Dinosaur Figures need help
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 04:27:26 PM »
Did the boxes really get hot enough for the foam to melt? Did other things in this box or other boxes also end up like this?

I'm thinking this might be one of the plant-based eco-friendly foams that dissolve if they get wet. They're usually made from wheat here in the UK. If it is that, even cold water should remove it.

 

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2020, 02:29:38 PM »
Did the boxes really get hot enough for the foam to melt? Did other things in this box or other boxes also end up like this?

I'm thinking this might be one of the plant-based eco-friendly foams that dissolve if they get wet. They're usually made from wheat here in the UK. If it is that, even cold water should remove it.
Nope, the box was stored in a cool area, the attic. It wasn't hot there but it was cold.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I'll try to do each one to see if it works.