Oil on Energon Rodimus?

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  1. JukeOutlander

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    I bought a brand new Energon Rodimus, and as I was transforming him I noticed there was oil on his feet. I wiped it off and it seemed to have disappeared, but the tips of his feet are shiny is all.

    Has anyone else encountered this? If so, is it harmful to the toy?
     
  2. Satomiblood

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    It could be mold release.
     
  3. JukeOutlander

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    What's that? Is that bad?
     
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    no it's what is used to release the part from the mold. every single transformer has this residue on it. ktibashers wash it off before painting, but regular collectors needn't worry much about it at all.
     
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    Yep. I should've explained it myself. My bad.
     
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    WHOOPS - DOUBLE POST (I'll just post something new here):

    It's actually advised that you clean an area off before applying stickers on a brand new toy as well. Mold release can prevent the adhesive from working properly. It's really the only thing regular collectors have to worry about.
     
  7. JukeOutlander

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    That's a relief. Thanks guys =D
     
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    LOL I thought you were talking about the plastic going bad as well.

    Mold is on bread. A mould pops out plastic.

    I am not a stickler for this sorta stuff but hey when a teaching/learning opportunity comes across why not take it. I remember when I thought it was called a mold too.
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    Does it really even matter?

    I mean, it's just a simple spelling variation, but spelling it as mold (the same as fungi) isn't exactly incorrect. Both work.
     
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    Last time I checked, only coloured plastic pieces were formed in moulds.

    This Energon Rodimus was opened in America, and therefore was composed of colored plastic pieces that were formed in molds. Q.E.D.* :p 



    * Questionable Elaborated Declaration
     
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    Heh.
     
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    I was gonna go with something about him leaking Energon, but I guess that works too.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.

    And of course it doesn't matter how you spell anything on a TF board but don't be so resistant to learning. I garuntee you will never spell mould M-O-L-D again lol
     
  14. Satomiblood

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    Am I being trolled?

    Or is this just a personal method you use to differentiate between the two?
     
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    May I ask what someone would use for cleaning it?
     
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    How are you being trolled? We are just commenting in the same thread.

    I quoted you because I agreed with you about not getting what that dude said.


    And then I replied to your resistance to the correction.

    No troll job here buddy:) 


    EDIT. I just realised something. Mold is correct as well as MOULD. Mould is the British spelling which is also used in Canada which I am from. Mold is American. Like Colour and Color and Honour and Honor.
     
  17. JukeOutlander

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    Guarantee* XD
     
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    I believe customizers just use soap and warm water.

    This is weird though, I didn't know that's why they were cleaned. I just figured it was to get rid of any residue or dirt or whatever from being on shelves/storage/fingers
     
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    "Mold" and "mould" have the same meanings. "Mould" is the British spelling, whereas "mold" is the American spelling.

    Anyway, I believe I have noticed an oily substance on some parts of toys. I don't think I've found any on Transformers, but I've found some on the triggers of Nerf guns.
     
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    Thanks man, I always thought they just did it for dirt too.