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Perishing of vinyl components

August 29 2017 at 6:03 PM
Stuart Wilson  (Login stuartwilson)
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Hi, I posting this in the "modern" DG just because it pertains to a modern AFV but it could go anywhere.

I keep my finished kits in boxes as I don't have the display space. I opened a box today with two complete Takom Chieftains in it when I saw the front of the turret of one had developed a satin sheen. Removing the turret showed an oily substance on the turret rim that seems to come from the vinyl mantlet cover. This has so far only affected one kit but that was the first completed. What shocked me the most was the fact that this residue had covered the whole front of the turret, basically the Stilbrew area. It seemed to wipe off ok and looks better once I rubbed a tissue over it but I wasn't too keen on the idea of having to clean it off. Has anyone else experienced this?


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  1. Depends on what is going on - David Nickels on Aug 30, 2017, 9:19 AM
    1. Maybe your experience, not everyones. - Gary Owsley on Aug 30, 2017, 3:07 PM
      1. Gary I had trouble with UNPAINTED, untreated DS tracks. - Christophe Jacquemont on Aug 30, 2017, 5:43 PM
        1. Guess I'm just one lucky guy. - Gary Owsley on Aug 30, 2017, 11:01 PM
          1. DS - Pawel "Vodnik" Krupowicz on Aug 31, 2017, 2:49 AM
            1. that makes sense - David Nickels on Aug 31, 2017, 7:35 AM
        2. One of my Dragon Shermans in 1/72nd scale had this issue - Rob Gronovius on Sep 1, 2017, 10:19 AM
      2. Not just mine - David Nickels on Aug 31, 2017, 7:33 AM
  2. I had this problem with old Dragon vinyl tires - Rob Gronovius on Aug 30, 2017, 9:55 AM
  4. Issues with softer plastics - Paul Roberts on Aug 31, 2017, 11:54 AM
    1. Astounding insight ... - George Bradford on Aug 31, 2017, 12:14 PM
    2. Thanksfor the advive from all who replied - Stuart Wilson on Aug 31, 2017, 12:46 PM
    3. A similar issues causes tire burn - David Nickels on Aug 31, 2017, 6:42 PM
    4. Not only in 1/35 scale neither, also 1/6 scale - Jeff Nolan on Sep 2, 2017, 9:05 AM
  5. Dragon DS Wheels - Bob Locke on Sep 1, 2017, 10:24 AM
  7. Soft Plastic Issues and an old school workaround - Gerald Owens on Sep 6, 2017, 2:53 PM

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