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Discoloured metal...?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:37 am 
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I'm just putting together a previously unopened pair of eldar revenants (1995!! Hoo hoo!) but I'm noticing the surface of the metal has discoloured - presumably oxidised - to a golden yellow colour on some of the components. Has anyone else come across this ? Will it hold undercoat ok ? Will it react ? It scratches off fairly easy (with a blade/file) and is only microns thick, but I'd rather not scratch up the nice smooth faces if not required...


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 Post subject: Re: Discoloured metal...?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:17 am 
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It happens all the time to high lead based figures, just give it a quick drop in some Dettol (As you would if paint stripping) and it'll be just fine. Count yourself lucky it isn't something worse like Lead Rot.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:21 am 
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Had some old chaos metals go like that, golden/bronzed hue to them, painted them fine without cleaning.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:46 am 
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Cheers chaps.

@chico Yes, my heart sank when I opened the box (let's say it was one of my most extravagant eBay purchases as it also came from the USA ) but no actual damage to the sculpt it seems...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:39 pm 
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Yes ... just paint over it ... shouldn't be a problem ... Something I do and it may be unwarranted, I always base coat metal with enamel ... oil based not acrylic water based. Of course generally I used water based paints for everything ... Also most if not all spray paint is enamel anyway ...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:53 pm 
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Same experience - also with Eldar incidentally, must be something in the Webway.
Just ignored it and painted over.

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