Customs: G1 Jetfire Restoration-NEED HELP!

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  1. Mexi-Con

    Mexi-Con ...Stop Me When I'm Lying

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    Wasn't sure if I should have posted this here or the Kitbash section. But I recently got a hold of an old loose G1 Jetfire. My question is: How would I be able to get rid of the annoying "yellow" that's on him? Chemicals? Paint? if so, what kind?
     
  2. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    the only way to get rid of the yellowing is to paint over it, the yellowing is a side effect of age and sunlight and its the chemicals in the plastic turning yellow, so unless you have a time machine, your only option is to paint over it, but in the end, if you do it with enough patience, it can look better than it ever did :) 


    good luck man :) 
     
  3. Napjr

    Napjr Mr. Internet Veteran

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    Better suited here :) 
     
  4. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Krylon Fusion paint. Tape off what you dont want painted, and then spray JF. My sister used the Fusion paint on a couple of car parts, and it came out so sweet, not even joking.
     
  5. Mexi-Con

    Mexi-Con ...Stop Me When I'm Lying

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    Cool. Thanks to all for the tips! I'll follow up with a photo once it's done. :thumb 
     
  6. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I just fixed up a junker Jetfire the other night, so I'm thinking of doing the whole Evil Jetfire repaint. Although with the reprolable situation the it might not work out.
     
  7. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    What reprolabels situation?
     
  8. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Unless I'm thinking about the reproparts stuff... probably since I'm not to bright.
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    you would be :lol  Ken had that second stroke (transrepro)... he's barely ok, apparently with help he's trying to fill old orders. reprolabels, on the otherhand, is ok.
     
  10. Mexi-Con

    Mexi-Con ...Stop Me When I'm Lying

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    So if I order Jetfire stickers today I may see them oh say...September? :confused: 
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    as I said, reprolabels is ok.
     
  12. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    no, they should get them out to you quickly, but if you ordered from transrepro, which is PARTS, then you may never get them, if they even take an order.
     
  13. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I know the labels are shipped quick, it's just now I gotta justify paying 28 bucks for repro lables, while I paid a total of 15 for the Jetfire itself.
     
  14. MikeTSI

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    Yeah, reprolabels will ship out fast. I just got some things today I ordered from them not even a week ago.

    Oh yeah, and if Transrepro is not able to fill orders, why are they still taking them?


    Mike
     

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