Flaking Transmetal chrome

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by godbomber, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. godbomber

    godbomber Henkei != Hentai

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    I was wondering if anyone has found a way to protect the chrome from flaking off of Transmetals? Like clearcoat or Future?
     
  2. whoamidri

    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    hehehe keep in da package
     
  3. Kranix

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    any liquid clear car wax (turtle wax has some i forgot the name) very gently applied will help.
     
  4. Wollstone

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    They flake in package too.
     
  5. Automorpher

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    That measure can't even stop TM Rattrap. :redface2: 
     
  6. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Get the Takara version.... zero to no flaking. For Rattrap, get the TM anniversary edition.
     
  7. galvatrong1

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    Transmetal paint flaking

    Over the years ive noticed a few of my beastwars/machines have had flaking issues with there metalic paint, would anybody have an answer on how to fix this, even if i cant fix this is there anyone who knows a person who can?
     
  8. Aernaroth

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    It's a problem of the actual manufacturing of the toy. There really isn't much of a fix for it. If you absolutely wanted to try, you could maybe try scraping/dissolving the paint and putting on a new coat of a similar shade. Or maybe try to preserve the remaining paint with a layer of lacquer or clear paint.

    But none of these methods are really going to fix or restore things perfectly, and they might not be what you're looking for.

    The truth is, it's just something that happens, and there really is no "fix".
     
  9. B'Bantor

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    You can always scrape it all or as much as you can off and re-paint the damaged sections with durable metallic enamel. Once the toy is flaked, it's shot anyway.. might as well try to get it looking presentable if not outright buy a new one. And what to do with the new one? I think this is the OP's question.. how to prevent this from happening. Leave the toy MIB and only display them once in a while? Spray with heavy duty clear coat or matte finish? Future floor polish? Is it climate that causes flaking maybe vac metallized figures shouldn't be left out in summer months or near hot lights. I know I'm presenting more questions than answers. I just find it odd that one TM figure will be fine while another the vac parts are all bubbled up and chipped like rusted paint on an old car. Maybe mold "grease" like the kind you have to wash off prior to customization under the vac metal causes a weak spot? Is anyone here a scientist? (There should be, TFW members range from Astronaut to Zookeeper)
     
  10. QmTablit

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    It's not paint, it's chrome.

    There's not much you can do about the flaking and chipping. But as far as restoring it goes, you may want to give a friend of mine a PM, bombatron. Not sure if he's taking commissions right now, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

    You can search him to see what he's done with vac-metallized chrome customs.
     
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    Thanks guys for the informations, i was thinking about doing a repaint but i was unsure if there was a better solution.
     
  12. tigatron2002

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    the only figure ive ever encountered this with is my ultra bm jetstorm and man has he got it bad but ive never encountered it on any of my transmetals
     
  13. galvatrong1

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    My jetstorm an my takara rampage r the main ones who have it bad, but ive head of those 2 having the worse of this problem.
     
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    TM Rattrap also got hit HARD by it.
     
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    Transmetal 2 Scourge. I don't think there's much of anything to be hit worse than this thing.
     
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    Yeah, I thank the Primus every day when I look at mine & see it not all fucked up ahah.
     
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    I bought my Transmetal Tarantulas with chrome flaking. It was minor, so I applied a few coats of Future to the whole figure (why not go ahead and make it shiny?). It doesn't solve the problem, but Future hardens, thus slowing the flaking down considerably.
     
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    The problem with that is that it is going to make the plastic extremely brittle. It's allready made more brittle with the first layer of vac-metalized chrome, adding a second would really be pushing it.
     
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    I had a friend try clear nail polish on his TM2 Cheetor and it actually stopped the flaking. he used it right out of the package before it had a chance to flake. It appears that the original TMs never came with a sealent for the Chrome. Figures like Optimal Prime, Depthcharge, Cheetor, TM OPtimus and Megatron never had this issue. Another issue with the TMs, is that the gold and chrome fade overtime as well espeically gold.
     
  20. Alirius Prime

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    Preventing chrome flaking?

    Hey everyone, Ali here. So this is pretty self explanatory. I also apologize if there are threads for this, I just didn't find any.

    So after purchasing my SDCC Dinobots(who I treat like my own children) I display them contending my G1 dinobots(also my children). Looking at that display is just amazing... but with that said it occurred to me one day. "What if all that chrome just flaked off one day?" I think I would be heartbroken!

    I realize Chrome Flaking is just a natural thing with toys, but I was wondering what precautions you as collectors take to prevent or even delay the imminent?

    I keep my dinobots on a shelf, in a relatively cold(75 ish) room, away from sunlight, and touch them maybe once a month. What can I do to keep them in this condition?
     

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