Tips for removing rust?

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  1. deruberhanyok

    deruberhanyok Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying to restore some of my old G1 figures and have found that there's rust on some of the metal parts.

    I've tried disassembling figures and scrubbing at it to clear it up, but it can only do so much. And there are certain parts I can't figure out how to disassemble without outright breaking it (such as Optimus Prime / Ultra Magnus' hip/waist assembly). Some have been exacerbated by exposure to hydrogen peroxide from previous cleaning attempts, too. :/

    In cases where the rust is just on the surface, does anyone have any suggestion for clearing it up if a scrub won't do?
     
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    Use the power of the Matrix.
     
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    Acid'll do it, but try rubbing alcohol first. Watch out by the paint and plastic parts.
     
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    Hmmm... Isopropyl and scrubbing? I hadn't thought of that. I'll have to pull some parts away from the plastic and see how that works.

    Thanks!
     
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    doesn't lime away take care of rust? don't know if it will hurt the toys but it's a thought..
     
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    Corrostop?
     

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