Infinite Transformation IT-01 Emperor of Destruction (MP-36 Megatron)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Renaissance Man, May 10, 2019.

  1. Atomic Tofu

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    I wouldn't paint it, do you know about retrobrighting? Or basically, you can buy a bottle of hair developer, apply it, put some food wrap on the parts, leave in the sun or under some good UV lights. I would do this to mine and make a vid but the yellow is mild and I don't think would make good show. But you guys can let me know. ;) 
     
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    can we use gundam markers to paint the yellowed parts?
     
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    I would watch it. I've watched a couple of similar videos on YT where things from computers to 80's toys were rewhitened this way. Some of them really invested a lot of time and money into it but the computer one I think it was just a coating that was applied to it and then sat out in the sun for a bit. Worked really well.
     
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    I have a bottle of hair developer that I had planned to use on my g1 jetfire, but I was debating about applying it to Megatron, since the yellowed parts are relatively small. Will try this first, before I attempt the paint option.
     
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    ShowZ has this listed as "incoming" so it may actually finally be happening. :buttrock 
     
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    While we wait for IT-01 to ship, I thought I would treat all of you to the story of NE-01, the most epic backstory ever conceived of all time, personally regaled by Rendsora himself. Gather round, everyone.

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    Hair developer is just peroxide and a thickener. The volume number (10, 20, etc) are the % of a 30% hydrogen peroxide solution that is contained in the bottle, e.g for Volume 10, 20, 30, 40 the peroxide concentrations are 3%, 6%, 9%, 12% respectively.

    Which volume is recommended for de-yellowing? If the 10, then it is the same peroxide concentration as standard over the counter hydrogen peroxide (3%). It does leave some room for experimentation. If any of my figures yellow, I may just whip up a batch of peroxide and clay (to thicken it), and see what happens.
     
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    @CigarJackal 40+, if/when I'll do a vid, I'll be using 50. And you could use just peroxide too, but there is also a reason why we use developer ;) .
     
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    i originally pre ordered this guy in December of last year then canceled my pre order at around august of this year but if its finally coming i suppose i can get this guy
     
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    Just got my notice from ShowZ too since my original preorder of June 2020, lol.
     
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    That is quite the story of the reckless slave-bully
     
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    And what is that reason?
    Not doubting, just trying to understand.
     
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    @CigarJackal 2 fold reason (maybe more depending on how you want to view it), I could save for the vid but can also spout now ;) 
    1: Main reason is just to contain the application of the peroxide. Using a cream instead of a watery liquid form helps us to control the application.
    2: Then when using the cream we can wrap it. Wrapping just minimizes evaporation.
    3: Cost...because we are using a cream and able to control how much we apply, we can minimize how much we use and reduce our cost. Hydro Perox is almost good for all applications.

    BUT: using just the basal Hydro Perox watery form is the easiest as we can just bathe something in the mix and leave it, but not really the best and wastes money ;) 
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I can just make up a 12-15% H2O2 solution with a thickener and apply that way. A touch of PAG or a block copolymer will reduce evaporation rate.

    If I ever get a yellowing toy, I will have to field test this. Too bad there aren't flee markets around anymore to pick up someone's old toys as test parts.

    Are there concerns of overexposure (leaving the oxidizer on too long)?
     
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    He is worth the $95
     
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    I agree. That’s why I ordered. But almost twenty bucks is still almost twenty bucks.
     
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    Don't think he's shipping yet. Can you cancel the order to get full refund as points? I find ShowZ so great with other prices that I don't have any trouble accepting a full refund as points because I'll eventually get something from them again anyways.
     
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    Is the cell shaded version less likely to yellow? Is Ali Express a good option to buy from? I've never used them before.