safest/best way to clean transformers chrome?

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  1. CVprowl

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    i got my misb masterpiece grimlock today and one of his chrome tailpieces has a large seriously discolored/gunky looking splotch on it.

    1. was this a common problem?

    2. what is the best way to clean it up (i hope it can be cleaned) without damaging it?
     
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    id be curious to know too. i got fingerprints on my grimlock tail and MP 10's bumper that doesnt seem to do anything other than smear :\
     
  3. GrimlockAutobot

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    I've found that for fingerprints, a soft dry cloth can be used to gently wipe them off.

    When I do this I never have problems with smearing.
     
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    Use your fingernail to gently peel or scratch it off.

    Use a soft dry cloth to polish the chrome after you get the "gunk" off.
     
  5. wildfly

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    Soft cloth first.

    And if it was a first run Takara version, watch the screws inside the tail pivots: They can end up scratching the chrome on the tail.
     
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    so there is no "magic bullet" then? the way this gunk looks tome it i don't think the soft cloth is going to do much good without something else in the equation.

    sucks you spend $140 on a MASTERPIECE and you get something like this...
     
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    also i dont think i did a good job explaining it. if you touch the "spot" it has no texture. its kind of a cloudy/hazy/grey discoloration that is darker in some spots and lighter in others.

    im kinda thinking im just screwed here. the cloth did NOTHING.
     
  8. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Try spending $200 on an MP Rodimus and it not even holding together.
    Takara don't really care too much. People will buy anyway.




    Post a picture?

    You're not entirely sunk.

    If you can't clean it off, and can't return, you could send the tail sections to a place called Chrometechusa.

    They do very good work, although their turn around is several weeks from what i remember.

    Removing those tail sections can be tricky though... the screws tend to be very tight, so you'd need a perfect fit screwdriver.
     
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    yeah, i also had this in mind when i was posting. :) 


    awesome info, thanks!


    im not even sure how to anymore. :p 
     
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    Eyeglass cloth.
     
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    This stuff works wonders, I used it on MP Megatron as well as every other chrome surface I need to clean.

    This stuff is a magic bullet. Don't scrape or rub anything else on your chrome. You can find it in grocery/drug/hardware stores. It costs about $5 for a can and will last forever. Just tear a pea-sized piece of the wadding off and buff out the blemish!
     
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    well that just sounds wonderful. :)  i'll def give this a try. if this doesn't work then i know ill just have to have it re-chromed.

    thanks! :thumb 
     
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    After you used it on MP Megatron did you have to continue using it or does it protect the surface as well? I cleaned the cosmic rust on mine once but it just came back so I never bothered to do it again. I didn't want to clearcoat it.
     
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    It stayed off. And I even lived in a high humidity area at the time.
     

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