Masterpiece Megs Cosmic Rust

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  1. NGW

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    So, got my MP Megs back out after some time in the box, and I've noticed he is certainly getting the cosmic rust I've been hearing about in regards to him.

    Got a pic here I took where you can see it on the feet:

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    There's also some on his back area, on the metal spine.

    There any kinda way to fix this/prevent it, and what kinda long term problems could this cause?
     
  2. benzo

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    you can go to your local hardware store and buy a brass tarnish remover and apply it on the metal parts.
     
  3. marshall dusty

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    how long have you had him? i've had on display for about 8 months.....no cosmic rust yet....
     
  4. Polenicus

    Polenicus Warring At Play

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    Mine has it very badly on the feet as well. If you find something that works well for removing it, let me know.
     
  5. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    About when all this started 8 or so months ago I just used alcohol to take off all the rust then applied clear nail polish over all the metal parts and no rust has returned since.
     
  6. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    At least it was an inexpensive figure.

    :rolleyes: 

    What a pisser...

    I just checked mine and its still gleaming... but then again, mine has only been out of the box a couple times since I have nowhere to display it. I wonder if finger oils and moisture from handling it get the rust started...
     
  7. Valkysas

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    you can rub it off with your fingers, actually.

    any transformer that has shiny, bare die-cast is prone to this "problem". G1 Megatron, for instance. his upper legs.
     
  8. Magnus406

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    I've had my MP-5 on display in a dust proof glass display case since I go him about 6 months ago, no tarnish yet. Some metals will oxidize and yield a tarnish over time and this is normal. A product like Brasso, or even high % alcohol will remove this thin oxidized layer from the metal's surface. The only way to prevent it coming back would be to seal the metal from contact with the air by using a coating of something like clear coat or nail varnish.

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    i like ur display ^^ :D 
     
  10. C2567

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    Use Enamel Nail polish remover and rub it hard. it should come off. then clear coat using a gloss. If your in the US, Krylon is the best way to go.. in the UK either rustoleum or plastikote can get the job done.
     
  11. C2567

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    Ooh dont rub very hard. just using circular motions with a q tip.. just firmly
     
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    If you use Brasso, it rubs right off. Just don't get it on the plastic bits.
     
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    I have this problem as well would CLR work or is that to abrasive? How am I supposed to spray it with clear coat? Are the feet easily removed?
     
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    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Guys, this stuff can be easily removed with a jewelry polish/cleaning cloth with out any harm to nearby plastic parts.
     
  16. Trailbreaker77

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    I don't own any jewelry so that is out for me.
     
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    I just sold my MP Megs after he had been in a tote for a few months. When i stored him, he had none of that rust, but when i took him out, he had it on the feet. If you don't have the rust yet, i'd also go the Krylon route.
     
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    Microfiber cloths aren't that hard to come across.
     
  19. Trailbreaker77

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    I have plenty of those, I use them to wash my car with. I am not buying jewelery polish though only to clean MP Megs. I was hoping to use something I already have.
     
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    Mine started to rust about 3 years ago. Used Brasso on it a few times. It'll come right off.
     

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