Minor/Repaint: MP Megatron Shoeshine ( AKA No more Athletes Rust)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by BigBadBoombox, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. BigBadBoombox

    BigBadBoombox Boombox Cakes superior!

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    So I recently picked up a MP megatron from Xjunky, and the figure was cherry except for the rust on his chrome feet. Well at 2am last night I couldn't sleep and was going through my carcare stuff to try and make some room and saw an old friend...

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    This stuff could be sold as a nose hair remover as it has a smell that borderlines as an acid burn. Anyway this stuff in small dabs can clean almost any chrome, and as you can see will clean MP megs feet to their previous shoe shiny chromy glory.

    Here's a before and after ( just the front of his feet, left to you has had it applied, the right isn't)
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    After both feet fronts were done, and now the side by side. the left foot side has been done, the right foot hasn't.
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    I"m still cleaning these right now ( going to buy some makeup sponges to clean the nooks and crannies) but use microfiber when cleaning it off as you don't want to leave scratches on the chrome.

    Also, I have removed the feet from him to finish it, you may not want this stuff hitting painted plastic.
     

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  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Nice, I used silverware polish then gloss clear coated them :) .
     
  3. Vince

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    Nice! I really need to pick some of this stuff up and cure my Megs of his cosmic rust.
     
  4. siniquezu

    siniquezu Well-Known Member

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    cool thanks!
     
  5. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    will "Belgom" also work? I git the Alu version, but apparently there's a chrome to...
     
  6. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    Back when this problem first came up, several people had success using turtle wax to clean up Megs work.

    Personally I think it was an intentional reference to the episode "Cosmic Rust" :p 
     
  7. ServO

    ServO Seeker (I look for stuff) Moderator

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    I always thought a nice "patina" was desirable with collectables? LOL

    Your shoe shine looks good!
     
  8. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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  9. BigBadBoombox

    BigBadBoombox Boombox Cakes superior!

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    I had to look it up. if you get the chrome cleaner/polish, it should technically work. just buff lightly.
     

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