Customs: Not exactly kitbash but...

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  1. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have an item in my collection that its metal parts have been a little bit oxidized. The metal has some light green/white crust on it. I do not want to scratch the crust cause I am affraid it will damage the toy.
    Any idea / cleaning method on this issue ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Almost sounds like damage caused by battery acid. I usually see that on the springs in battery cases of toys left with batteries in for long periods of time. Not sure how to clean it. I know baking powder ( or is it soda? ) is usally good for cleaning acid off of car batteries.
     
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    If it's under paint, you'll need to clean it and repaint. If it's just bare metal, you should be able to clean it off as suggested, maybe take it apart and use a fine wire brush to help scrape it off.

    Unless the part is extremely thin, you should be able to scrape it off with little to no damage to the metal. I would bet the longer it's on there, the worse it will get over time.
     
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    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    thanks guys, I'll try.
    By the way, it is the metallic parts of my G1 Jetfire that got this kind of oxidized crap.
     

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