Customs: Looking for Die-cast cleaning help

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  1. swampflight

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    I have some older TF figures that I want to restore but the die-cast parts have turned grey with age.Can anyone give me some advice on how to clean them without damaging the metal? Thanx!
     
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    Do you mean the paint has flaked off?
     
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    Yes and no...

    On some parts the paint has and on others I removed it myself because on those I want the die-cast metal showing,un-painted but unfortunatly it's all turned dull grey and I dont know how to bring the silver luster and shine back.
     
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    So you just want to bare metal to be shiny? Am I reading that right?
     
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    That's a formidable request.
    Unprotected metal will tend to oxidise in the air.
    Perhaps a coat of future after cleaning and polishing will do the trick.
     
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    Thank You!

    That sounds like a good idea so I'l give it a try.
     

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