Customs: Removing rust from screws. Best way?

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  1. mineraljane

    mineraljane Gravity Hugger

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    I did a quick search and didn't see anything other than a suggestion to use WD-40.

    I'm below-novice when it comes to restoration, so I'm asking you professionals for some help. Is there a general consensus as to the best way to remove rust from the screws on figures?

    Is WD-40 harmful to the plastic or should the screws be removed first and then cleaned (seems logical)?

    Also, instead of cleaning, has anyone found that G1 figures, in particular, use a typical sized screw that can be purchased at a hardware store and used in lieu of cleaning?

    Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions!
     
  2. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    its REALLY hard to find the super-small screws that TFs use. Other than from other junker TFs, that is. Just remove the screws and clean them, and after that, then wipe 'em off and screw them back in.
     
  3. JOHNDILLINGA

    JOHNDILLINGA This Space For Rent!

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    Coca Cola Or A-1 Steak Sauce Let the screws sit in ether one for 2 hours then claen off with a scouring pad and wash with warm water towel dry and your good to go.
     
  4. frenzyrumble

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    Now he's gonna eat a steak instead. JK, awesome tip.
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    f_r, now we know what JD does with his customs :lol 

    "A-1; it's how customs are made!"
     
  6. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    i am lazy i just replace them or paint them.
     

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