Cut photo-etched parts loose with a hobby knife (not your good clippers). Clip as closely as you can, but be careful — they are naturally springy and elusive. For tiny parts, leave the fret in the bag and cut through the plastic so when they come loose, they’re still in the bag.
Aug 12, 2018
After the resin castings are cut loose and smoothed, soak them in Westley’s Bleche-Wite to remove oils and casting residue that can hinder paint and adhesives. A bottle is just a couple of bucks.