what happened to my rampage!?

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  1. megatron10824

    megatron10824 taghdhjk

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    while dusting off my transformers today i noticed a possibly big problem with my bw metals rampage that the orange chrome seems to be peeling off like aluminum, is there anything i can do about this or is it a lost cause, also will all transformers with chrome end up like this or is it a bw thing
     
  2. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Depends on how well the figure was prepared before he was vacuum metalized. My Depthcharge has no chrome wear, but my scourge has no chrome.
     
  3. FakeEyes22

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    This isn't uncommon. There's not much that can be done to repair him. I'm not sure if any sort of clear coat would protect the rest.

    I've recently gone through my Beast stuff that's been in the basement for a while. TM2 Dinobot and another figure or 2 had some flaking not long after I got them 10+ years ago, but they haven't gotten worse and I didn't see any other cases except one. Beast Machines Ultra-Class Jetstorm's chest is a total flaking mess now, straight down to the plastic. The previous figures just had the layer of translucent pigment flake off of the chrome. I don't know why it happens, but my random guess is that changed in temperature may play a part as the plastic expands and contracts.
     
  4. TFXProtector

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    GPS, vacmetalized, rubber...

    The G2/Beast era was just BEGGING for disaster and we never saw it coming, not really. If we could go back and tell ourselves what we know now...I wonder how things would've turned out.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    All my transmetals are fine.

    for now.
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I put a coat of Future floor polish on my TM Tarantulas when I got him a few months back. The chrome was already starting to when I purchased it, and I didn't want it to go any further. I went ahead and painted the plastic parts while I was at it to make them a little more shiny (it gives them a bit more of a "metal" effect by being glossy - think new car). :) 
     
  7. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    I would like to see pics of that Superquad.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Me too :lol 
     

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