Buying G1's Restoration Issues

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Buying G1's Restoration Issues

Postby Transfan52 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:14 pm

Hello I am a more recent G1 collector. I buy most of my vintage g1's on ebay but sometimes ill get a g1 in that looks good in the photo but when I actually get it in hand its very dirty and has a weird smell to it.

I recently bought a loose G1 superion with all accessories and boxes with paperwork. The Figures themselves are good with minor playwear when I bought it has this weird funky smell out of the package that smelled like cooked dinner...

I wasn't too happy with that so I cleaned the figures using simple green. Most of the scent is gone now but it still smells a little funky... Does anyone know a good method to clean g1 figures and get rid of any funky smells they might have?
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Re: Buying G1's Restoration Issues

Postby mbd88prime » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:55 pm

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i used a similar method to this ... -plastics/ to remove yellowing. I know you are concerned about the smell but this process actually just removes the top layer that being, i believe i read somewhere, the fire retardant stuff they spray on top. Anyway I've used this method without the oxi clean. I actually did use the stronger hydrogen peroxide and it didn't destroy the plastic it just made it bright.

i think since this process removes the top layer of plastic/fire retardant spray/whatever it might remove the smell as well.

just a thought. if nothing else now you can get a nice g1 figure for a lower price because its yellow and you can fix it!
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Re: Buying G1's Restoration Issues

Postby Transfan52 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:12 pm

TY while this method is useful unfortunately. Many G1's contain diecast as well as plastics parts. Is there a safer way anyone knows of to fix the bad smell issue on old g1 figures without having to take the whole figure apart for cleaning?
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Re: Buying G1's Restoration Issues

Postby joesaysso » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:45 am

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Try wrapping each figure in a dryer sheet and let it sit for 24 hours. Not promising anything but dryer sheets have proven miraculous with removing weird smells from things in the past.
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