The Sun Vs. Toys

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Tampalicious, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Tampalicious

    Tampalicious Tribe of Roadimus

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    I noticed today is one of those days when you look at the rubsigns and they have the Insignia showing. Man is it hot and clammy.

    Got the drapes closed, but it still looks and feels like there is hot sun air in my room.

    Is this a good time of year to have figures like G1 Mirage and Jetfire put away in a shoebox in the closet?

    Because of sun fading?

    I mean, if I am hot as hell on my skin, and the rubsigns are showing..........

    Gonna put them away now, but any input would help.

    Why do certain figures appear yellowed and yet some parts of the same figure, the same color parts, are not yellowed?

    Anyway, thanks
     
  2. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Some plastics absorb the UV rays more than others. White colored ABS, of course, is a MAJOR victim of yellowing. If there's a window in front of your collection, try closing the blinds, or just put white toys away. Other bright colored toys may need to be put away as well, since teal can photodegrade as well.
     
  3. Tampalicious

    Tampalicious Tribe of Roadimus

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    yea, I have a Slugslinger that looks kinda weird, but thats how he was when I picked him up years ago.
    Thinkin about repainting him black and white ...... the wings are like desert brown instead of grey, narsty,and cant really sell that right?

    TFs are a winter sport lol!
     
  4. DoctorJoe

    DoctorJoe who?

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    Two words: hydrogen peroxide...works great.....leave your yellowed toys sitting in that solution for a couple of days and voila! glorious white!
     
  5. kamuix

    kamuix weeeeee

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    i leave some of my stuff on a window sill facing the sun all the time. nothing faded yet :D 
     
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    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    You are a MONSTER. ;) 
     
  7. Ikkstakk

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    Will this wash out other colors too? I have a G1 Getaway that's got major yellowing, so this might be a good idea for him, but his red and blue are still sharp. And I'd be especially worried about his stickers coming off. They're still practically mint.
     
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    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Learned this the hard way my poor movie 1 blackout is very photodegraded :( 
     
  9. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    No, it will not wash out other colors: it doesn't actually bleach but it negates the effects of the bromide (a component in the plastic) which is causing the yellowing. However, peroxide does accelerate rust on the metal parts (screws). I'd also be careful with the stickers. Plastic based stickers MIGHT stay alright, although you shouldn't even touch them until the toy is totally dry again. Paper based stickers are usually doomed, though. Of course, replacing stickers for most TF's should't be a problem with Reprolabels.
    Best advice is probably to disassemble the figures, and only soak the parts that need it most.
     
  10. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    What about clear plastic like on the Starscream Ghost figures? When I collect all the Masterpiece seekers, I plan on displaying them all in jet mode on their display stands, but the only place I'll have for them is on my headboard which will get direct sunlight.
    Also, will the Wal-Mart Masterpiece Starscream have the tendancy to yellow?
    How will the sun effect clear plastic?
     

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