Customs: Preserving Rubber treads/tires.

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  1. KowBot

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    What is good way to preserve the rubber treads/tires on figures such as ROTF Rampage, and ROTF Demolishor? If a similar question has already been asked and answered please post the links. Thank You.
     
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    For Demolishor, you should be able to pull the treads off in Alt. mode, I don't know if they're connected to the wheel centers or not.

    For Rampage, I honestly don't have a clue. They're connected at one specific point to form the "whips", so you need to undo that conenction.
     
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    I used a lot of tape and left them in tact. Stupid rubber, I gotta go out and buy acrylic paints now ;(
     
  4. Rhinox555

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    Do you mean safely remove? Cause for Rampage, you just have to remove the screws and open up the arm, and you'll be able to yank it off the pin.
    If you mean make them more durable, they're actually PVC so they're durable enough.
     
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    Demolishor's do not come off. They wouldn't be able to form the wheels if they weren't attached inside the plastic.
     
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    Oh, ok. I don't own him, I was just going off of what I've seen in his box.
     
  7. KowBot

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    No, not going to remove them. I just want to know how to keep them like they are now over time. Or is that just not possible.
     
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    don't think this would be a good idea, but i use armorall to protect car tires from aging and the sun, but you prob don't want greasy transformers...
     
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    "Rubber" wheels on Transformers, and thus presumably "rubber" treads as well, are actually flexible PVC, and will stay fine for decades.
     
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    Tell that to the R.I.D line collectors :lolol 
     
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    RID was weird. the ones I have here held up fine. I have alternators with rubber tires, which are perfect as well. I think just a few batched of RID used the wrong formular or ratio in their rubber mix.
     
  12. Rhinox555

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    RID was a quick filler line, so QC was probably a little rushed.

    G1 tires for example, are still perfect to this day unless treated morbidly wrong.
     
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    that's true. all the G1 tires are great. they are the only thing in near mint condition on my remaining G1 stuff.
     

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