Check your MP-05, several are already rusting!
Monday, August 27th, 2007 10:34PM CDTCategory: Toy News
Posted by: Bed Bugs Views: 20,278
It appears that on some MP-05's, the diecast in the feet is wearing and becoming rusty, even in normal dry conditions.
Some members have also posted some suggestions on how to combat this "Cosmic Rust" and save Megatron from degrading ankels on down.
Some of the ways to save your Megatron are:
WD-40 for protection
Vinegar for rust removal
Clearcoat for protection
So make sure to check your MP-05 and let us know exactly how widespread a problem this is!
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Posted by Blozor on August 27th, 2007 @ 10:43pm CDT
What really worries me is that his spine is also metal and really rather narrow.
Posted by Fussion on August 27th, 2007 @ 10:49pm CDT
These are from china, and could have been shipped (on a boat).
Could "Sea air" accelerate rusting from the salt in the air?
I have bought a few things from California and the sea air seems to have an effect... Any thoughts?
Posted by SpacerAM2 on August 27th, 2007 @ 10:50pm CDT
But seriously this collector's toy is a bad investment. It's overpriced and it's junk. Just had to say it. I've been frustrated since I've bought it on early April. Several months ago.
Posted by skywarp-2 on August 27th, 2007 @ 10:54pm CDT
Let me give you an example of how powerful this stuff is.....
Once apon a time there were only soft vinyl static Guyver model kits, and not the fine quality toys we have today, a young amatuer hobbyist with a little professional help succeeded in painting a Guyver 1 limited figure that was authentically MAX Factory....the Model came out wonderfully.. all that was left was to let it dry overnight and clean and paint a clear coat over the painted work of art..
The next day to the hobbyists horror the model was still sticky to the touch.. 3 days past and no change, to his dismay the amatuer hobbyist called the professional who preceded to explain that TESTORS ENAMEL paints are in no way suitable for Vinyl!!!! Acrylics is what is used for that
type of material..with a whole in his heart he asked if there was anything that he could do..???
The Professional replied, Yes!! let me tell you of a Product called Tamiya Clear coat....this should fix the problem, he said... and with heavy coats of clear coat and a days worth of drying..the model was finally "almost" entirely sticky free..!!!
I asked the Professional what would have happened over time had I left it without the clear coat?? he said he was amazed that it hadn't melted or degraded in some way.. that was 7 years ago, I still have that model, and I think that the only reason it is still in perfect condition is because it's held together completely by Tamiya Clear Coat...Now I freaking Swear by that stuff!!!
Posted by Collector Maximus on August 27th, 2007 @ 10:58pm CDT
Just when you thought it was so great to have an MP Megatron...
I blame Hasbro.
Posted by skywarp-2 on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:02pm CDT
Posted by chrisjbrandon on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:09pm CDT
Posted by NightFall on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:16pm CDT
Posted by metalformer on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:16pm CDT
Posted by Seibertron on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:18pm CDT
ACK! Mine is doing the exact same thing. I just treated his metal parts with some WD-40. It seemed to clean up easy enough. I just transformed the legs on the one I keep in gun mode that I haven't handled since I removed it from the package ... same exact damn thing. That's most frustrating! Definitely something to keep our optics on.
Posted by 009* on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:33pm CDT
Also, I thought the parts were made out of zinc. The MP-1 manual states that's what Prime's made of.
Posted by gogleman374 on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:33pm CDT
Posted by ScottyP on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:39pm CDT
and I'm in humidity city...
Posted by Basketball Jones on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:47pm CDT
Zinc readily oxidizes- uncoated zinc would be a poor choice for die-cast metal, despite its low melting point.
Posted by Immortal Starscream on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:52pm CDT
Posted by 009* on August 27th, 2007 @ 11:54pm CDT
Basketball Jones wrote:Zinc readily oxidizes- uncoated zinc would be a poor choice for die-cast metal, despite its low melting point.
Also, soak the parts or just wipe them down?
I do have some vinegar, but it's all diluted for use in food. Is that good enough to use or do I need to get something stronger or just get the wd 40?
Posted by TheMuffin on August 28th, 2007 @ 12:11am CDT
Posted by Brazilian on August 28th, 2007 @ 12:12am CDT
Posted by zmanH2 on August 28th, 2007 @ 12:17am CDT
Mine's untouched.....box to display shelf only
Posted by Sportimus Prime on August 28th, 2007 @ 12:24am CDT
http://www.opticsplanet.net/hoppe-quick ... -1215.html
http://www.birchwoodcasey.com/sport/blu ... prodcat=55
And make sure to get this:
Your own fingerprints and body oil causes oxidation. This will help prevent rusting after handling.