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A similar issues causes tire burn

August 31 2017 at 6:42 PM
David Nickels  (Login djnick66)
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Response to Issues with softer plastics

When tracks or tires melt the styrene. When Moebius Models issued their Lost in Space chariot, the rubber tracks and wheels attacked the plastic kit parts so quickly that brand new kits hot off the boat from China had bad melting and marring (since the rubber and styrene parts were in the same bags). Moebius couldn't figure out what caused the problem at first, since the rubber and plastic were the same ones used by another company (that I guess shares the same molding outfit in China). And none of the test shots and sample kits that Moebius had worked with ever had the melt issue. It turns out that the production kits had an aluminum powder additive (as I recall) to give the plastic a metallic silver look. Something in the additive caused the reaction. The solution was to just issue the kit in grey plastic.

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