Question for Henkei Owners

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  1. ki1983ng

    ki1983ng Well-Known Member

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    How would you prevent chrome wear? Would Future Floor Finish be the best choice for coating the chromed parts? (I did a search but couldn't come to a conclusion)

    Thanks for any advice. :) 
     
  2. Metal Chaos

    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    I'm kind of wondering the same thing for Henkei and Transmetal finishes.
     
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    Do Henkei and Transmetals use the same chrome?
     
  4. Knightdramon

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    I believe the chrome on the henkeis is not applied the same way as transmetals, so we should be safe. Mine have no wear and very few chips.
     
  5. Malikon

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    Mine have no wear either, but they're not that old and I put them back in the boxes they came in once I'm done playing with them.
     
  6. Tenebrouser

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    Chrome will hold up for years if taken care of properly. The best thing to do is try not to touch the chrome parts with your fingers. I'm a displayer and not a fiddler, so I don't handle them a lot, but if you do I'd suggest using a tissue if handling the parts is necessary. The natural oils on your fingers can be a permanent stain on it. Chrome paint is stronger than it is given credit for though.
     
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    What about sealing the chrome on the Transmetals?
     
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    The vacuum chrome tends to crack over time and is extremely fragile. I don't think a sealant would help.
     
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    ive not had my henkei figures for too long, but i doubt they'll wear unless u play with them a lot...not sure about sealing, but i'd just say be careful when playing with it, and dont touch the chromed parts too much
     
  10. ki1983ng

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    Oh ok, thanks, I'll take caution, I usually take them out & fiddle for a while then put them back into the boxes (due to a lack of display space). I was thinking of taking some preventive measures before any wear occurs..
     
  11. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    im the oposite i would like to know how to remove the chrome
     
  12. 0R10N P4X

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    Buy the cheaper Hasbro figures! :D 
     
  13. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    well i want a matching T-cracker for my display and Henkie chrome kinda stands out, and i refuse to display my BotconT-cracker
     

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