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White Residue Post-Faceup Removal?

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PlasticJester

Hi all, sorry for immediately rushing to the forum when something goes odd with my first vinyl, but I'm a bit puzzled. I got an Imomodoll Canis head in tan secondhand, and it came with a faceup already applied. I removed the faceup with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, but the alcohol left behind a sort of....powdery pale finish onto the vinyl? It goes away temporarily with water, only to show again when the head dries. This isn't my customizing rodeo, but I'm used to playline fashion dolls and acetone, so I'm a bit puzzled. Should I try another round with acetone to remove it, or am I missing something?

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Yumeiro

It is residue, so it does not warrant acetone use.
Try going over it again (on those areas) with a melamine sponge/magic eraser (and alcohol).

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PlasticJester

The issue appears to be caused by the evaporation of the rubbing alcohol causing this pale residue. While magic eraser helps a little, it seems adding more alcohol just adds more residue onto the surface? Has anyone else had this issue before?

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Yumeiro

It is common with isopropyl... And key is to scrub it off.
If the surface isn't sufficiently cleaned, the alcohol will "cake onto", in this case, the sealant.
For this stubborn head, I'd suggest washing it with a bit of dish-soap (you can generally feel where the "dirty" areas are with your fingers - smooth=clean, rough=not clean) and then back at it with the alcohol and eraser.

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