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Need help cleaning a black rubber vader mask

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Cowboy Bebop, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Cowboy Bebop

    Cowboy Bebop Member

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    I have a black rubber darth vader mask that I came across while going through storage. The mask has a white film/residue all over it. The residue is not thick and is spread over the mask in an uneven pattern. The distribution is uneven, but generally the entire mask is covered.

    I have tried to clean it with water, soap and water, scrubbing with a coarse brush. But it does not seem to help at all. The only progress I have made is using my finger nail and intensely scratching one spot at a time...but this would take forever.

    Is there anything anyone can suggest that I can use to clean this film off of them mask? I have heard that some oils can damage it and I would like to avoid that.

    As far as the type of rubber...I can not say for certain. There do not seem to be any marks/symbols to signify anything. The rubber is about 1mm thick. It is very flexible. It was made by liquid rubber in a mold. It seems to be a very high quality rubber and product.

    I can't seem to find any info on interwebs or other forums so I figured why not take a shot here.

    Thanks
     
  2. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

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    you might try some ArmorAll on a small part of it.
     
  3. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    Try getting a Magic Eraser and doing a small, discreet spot to test.

    Might also try rubbing alcohol.
     
  4. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    I think you're taking the wrong approach. Forget cleaning, go for concealing.

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  5. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Spray paint it black. It will look good as new.
     
  6. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    kmp77 Active Member

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