shajaki wrote:i knew transmetals in general were somewhat problematic. but theres some that i fould to be exceptionally bad, like BM ultra jetstorm. my original fell apart, and i recently got a MISB one thats cracking and ready to fall apart. but the transmetals i had as a kid (which were heavily played with) are still fine. even with lots of scratches, the chrome isnt spider-cracking on them. i read somewhere thats the main cause, once theres a scratch that breaks the chrome "seal" it will most likely lead to spider-cracking and eventual flaking off.
and like i said , i was just wondering if the 2000 shockaract was particularly bad, cause i have seen enough cracked up loose ones on ebay to be wary. so i guess this is a call-out to any shocky owners out there. how are yours holding up?
Mine is doing that marbling thing on the vac metal, but nothing's flaked yet. Worth noting that I don't handle my Transmetals much in general due to the vac metal issues of that era. Supposedly a clear coat will fix things, I just haven't gotten around to testing that theory.
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