"waxing" your Alternators

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  1. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    I searched and didnt find a thread on this..If there is one, please feel free to move.

    Im REALLY getting into Alts, and find them quite satisfying in all ways.

    Seeing how they are getting old, now, can anyone recommend some kind of "wax" to polish a sheen back on them?

    I looked at things like armorall and other chemicles, but really scared shitless to mess up the paint on them.

    I just recently got Jaguar ravage. What a glorious TF...Quickly busting up my all time favs list. His black paint job would look better with a nice wet sheen...

    Anyone ever do this or have recommendations?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Future Floor Polish? It's the clearcoat that all the Radicons use.
     
  3. Snake_eyes1975

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    Oh yea, I used that for tightening joints, and varnish, but that would just be like spraying clear coat on them. I was thinking more of some kind of actual wax.

    Pledge is probably not good...There has to be some plastic/paint friendly wax that could be used
     
  4. Fartini

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    You can use Turtle Wax. Pledge/Future will take scratches out of windshields and the like though and it would be the same albeit semi-permanent. Windex takes it off. So you could go either route really.
     
  5. Aernaroth

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    I'd be very careful, as neither alternators nor binaltechs use the same paint as a real car.
     
  6. opt1musaber

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    The binaltech version would have that 'sheen' your talking about since it's metal. I'd get him.
     
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    I've done a little bit of customizing experimenting with car wax.

    I won't tell you for certain that car wax will work with any painted Binaltec you might have (probably will, but as he said different kinds of paint).

    But I will tell you I've been very unhappy with the results when I tried waxing plastic unpainted toys. Pretty sure Jaguar Ravage falls under this category. I would not wax him.

    Funny thing is my Ravage came out of the box surprisingly glossy.
     
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    I'd never really thought about that. With mine I just dust and wipe with a lightly damp cloth.
     
  9. Snake_eyes1975

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    Thanks for the input guys!

    I dont own any Binaltech..YET..Im really just getting my feet wet with Alts now. I have 10 of them now, Still looking for a few more.

    Most of mine are in GREAT shape, and Jag Ravage's finish is VERY nice, but I was just wondering if there were any tricks that some of the veterans of Alts have done to give em that ultra high gloss.

    I actually thought about trying a bit of vegetable oil..I may experiment
     
  10. jamspeed

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    What about a mist & wipe type of car polish, like Mothers car products, they are
    Not real heavy for a metal Binaltch. I wouldn't touch the Ravage though his black
    Plastic will scuff
     
  11. Aernaroth

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    Do not use vegetable oil, which could mess with the details, paint and decals. Just wipe them down lightly with a damp cloth.

    If you want a different finish on the figure, you're going to have to paint it or coat it (ie. future floor polish).
     
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    Future with a bit of Simple Green will give you "the wet look". Future is pretty glossy on it's own though IMO.
     
  14. Snake_eyes1975

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    Thanks for the warning!

    I did use a microfiber cloth, and just got it wet with water, and worked it in circles, and BAM! the thing looks like brand new.

    Thats why I posted the question. Thank you all guys!
     
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    Dust is a hell of a thing. You could also try one of those brushes with an air bladder on the end that many people use on camera parts to get into the joints and crevices without risking too much damage to the toy. I'd be apprehensive about using canned air, since it can have solvents in it, have a freezing effect on the plastic, or simply have too much force.
     
  16. Galaxy Convoy

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    Honestly, I wouldn't put any type of chemical on them. No telling how something might chemically react with the plastic.

    Oh and definitely don't put them in your dishwasher :rolleyes: 
     
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    Yeah, if you want that wet/just waxed look, give them a coat of Future Floor Finish.

    It's safe on the Alts (wont hurt the plastic or painted parts) I know of a few folks here that have "Futured" their Alt Custom (and other customs too)

    I know SQ7 did it to his Shadow Blade HA Sideswipe and that black HA BB too.
     
  18. Cracka J

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    yeah either feather duster for light dust (and hard to reach places), or microfiber cloth with just a dab of water to get out anything else.

    future would probably work, but I don't like using chemicals for something that can just be done with a cloth and water.
     
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    I tried waxing one of them. That one's been sold since.

    I just leave them in my Alternator/Binaltech aquarium. No dust. No sun damage. Free of worry.
     
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    "Wax me, Marissa," Optimus Prime said, groaning softly.
    "But I cannot!" Marissa replied. "It might interfere with your painted detail."
    "Use Future Floor Polish. It gives me that wet look," Optimus Prime said back.
    "I will give you a 'wet look', Marissa said, eyeing Optimus Prime.

    Kiss Players: Radicons Edition.
     

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