Minor/Repaint: Venomus Prime (TR Autobot Hot Rod) CustomZ Progression

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  1. Venomus Rodimus

    Venomus Rodimus Decepticon 4 Fire

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    I did. That's how I figured out the "slow burning" process from last night.
     
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  2. Venomus Rodimus

    Venomus Rodimus Decepticon 4 Fire

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    Uh oh. The color is coming back after buffing. Oo?

    For the record: This was NOT one of the pieces that I slowly dyed last night.
     

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    Well it seem that the color dye just makes a coating over the parts instead of mixing thru all the way. Why? I'm not sure, it could be perhaps that the high gloss of the plastic is rejecting the color but allowing it to stick around on the surface. So in all, it's just like as if I were painting the parts instead.
    The back car part was one of the high temperature pieces that survived warping from the other day; so who knows how long the "slowly burned" parts will keep color if I attempt another go at polishing the surface.
    Bad news aside, I'm still able to transform the figure without any chipping to the dyed parts so there's some good news... it's still pretty dang durable to physical touch and movement.

    In conclusion: Don't polish or buff the colored parts, it's just like using paint stripper. The haze will just have to stay for now.
     
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    TheAmazingBrave 吾輩は猫である!!!

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    oh, sorry. ur vry smrt
     
  5. Venomus Rodimus

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    Not quite. Another issue has just occurred above.
     
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    Sorry to see all the ups and downs with this project. I really hope you can get the end results you are looking for (one way or another). This has been a bit of a help for me as I have a current project that I was contemplating using dye on. I actually had the RIT dye that you initially used and now thanks to you..... I'm not going to use that method. You've saved me quite a headache. Thanks for sharing. Good luck!!
     
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    Yep. or you could always used the warped, damaged parts as diorama fodder, or as a really messed up Junkion Elder...
     
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    WOW! The difference in your two pics is amazing. Gotta pick up some Mothers now. Thanks for sharing this!
     
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    Ok, it's gotta be "Mothers Plastic Polish" - do note, it will take a lot... I mean a lot of rubbing the stuff in, with a soft microfiber towel - but yeah, the result is worth the effort.
     
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    Autobot Hot Rod #4 has arrived; so it's back to work.
     
  11. Venomus Rodimus

    Venomus Rodimus Decepticon 4 Fire

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    My Gawd, Hasbro, how cheap are you going on the plastic for your products these days?
    10 minutes on the stove and already the spare hood is starting to warp outta shape?
    Well fortunately I was able to preserve most of it; but the front bumper section can't fold inside Hot Rod's chest anymore.
    (Sigh) Alright, a fifth Hot Rod figure is where I draw the line on this project.
    I'm burned out at this point that I'm hanging it up now.
    I'll let the parts soak overnight before I pull out the spray paint in the morning.
     

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    Almost there.
     

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