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Old 01-15-2012, 07:08 AM   #1
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safest/best way to clean transformers chrome?

i got my misb masterpiece grimlock today and one of his chrome tailpieces has a large seriously discolored/gunky looking splotch on it.

1. was this a common problem?

2. what is the best way to clean it up (i hope it can be cleaned) without damaging it?


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Old 01-15-2012, 07:29 AM   #2
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id be curious to know too. i got fingerprints on my grimlock tail and MP 10's bumper that doesnt seem to do anything other than smear :\
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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I've found that for fingerprints, a soft dry cloth can be used to gently wipe them off.

When I do this I never have problems with smearing.
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i got my misb masterpiece grimlock today and one of his chrome tailpieces has a large seriously discolored/gunky looking splotch on it.

1. was this a common problem?

2. what is the best way to clean it up (i hope it can be cleaned) without damaging it?

Use your fingernail to gently peel or scratch it off.

Use a soft dry cloth to polish the chrome after you get the "gunk" off.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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Soft cloth first.

And if it was a first run Takara version, watch the screws inside the tail pivots: They can end up scratching the chrome on the tail.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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so there is no "magic bullet" then? the way this gunk looks tome it i don't think the soft cloth is going to do much good without something else in the equation.

sucks you spend $140 on a MASTERPIECE and you get something like this...


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Old 01-15-2012, 03:09 PM   #7
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also i dont think i did a good job explaining it. if you touch the "spot" it has no texture. its kind of a cloudy/hazy/grey discoloration that is darker in some spots and lighter in others.

im kinda thinking im just screwed here. the cloth did NOTHING.


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Old 01-15-2012, 03:12 PM   #8
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sucks you spend $140 on a MASTERPIECE and you get something like this...


Try spending $200 on an MP Rodimus and it not even holding together.
Takara don't really care too much. People will buy anyway.




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im kinda thinking im just screwed here. the cloth did NOTHING.
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You're not entirely sunk.

If you can't clean it off, and can't return, you could send the tail sections to a place called Chrometechusa.

They do very good work, although their turn around is several weeks from what i remember.

Removing those tail sections can be tricky though... the screws tend to be very tight, so you'd need a perfect fit screwdriver.
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:21 PM   #9
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Try spending $200 on an MP Rodimus and it not even holding together.
Takara don't really care too much. People will buy anyway.
yeah, i also had this in mind when i was posting.


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You're not entirely sunk.

If you can't clean it off, and can't return, you could send the tail sections to a place called Chrometechusa.

They do very good work, although their turn around is several weeks from what i remember.

Removing those tail sections can be tricky though... the screws tend to be very tight, so you'd need a perfect fit screwdriver.
awesome info, thanks!


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im not even sure how to anymore. :-P


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