Anything You Can Do Once A Model Starts To Rust? - DA.C
 

Go Back   DA.C > Ground Control > 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 09-14-2019, 10:39 PM   #1
Junior Collector
 
Philphil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 49
Default Anything You Can Do Once A Model Starts To Rust?

Hi guys, question number two in the "Phillip's dumb questions" series, I recently purchased an aircraft that was at the very, very top of my to-buy list, and it seems to have a bit of rust developing up in the area of the fuselage next to the tail, as seen in the picture provided.
Judging by this one picture, which is all I've seen as well, as the aircraft hasn't arrived yet, it doesn't seem to be too bad yet. But maybe it is?

Is there anything I can do to stop further rust damage/spread? Or is this like an STD, once you've got it you can't get rid of it, ever?

Hopefully someone here at the forums can explain it to me...
Thanks for your help,
-Phillip
Attached Images
 
Philphil is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-14-2019, 11:01 PM   #2
Frogger
 
arctic9048's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: ATL
Age: 35
Posts: 2,119
Default Re: Anything You Can Do Once A Model Starts To Rus

Are you sure it’s rust? Did the seller say it’s rust? I’ve never seen rust on a model. Maybe add a touch of primer to it?
arctic9048 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2019, 11:15 AM   #3
Junior Collector
 
Philphil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 49
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arctic9048 View Post
Are you sure it’s rust? Did the seller say it’s rust? I’ve never seen rust on a model. Maybe add a touch of primer to it?
I'm not actually sure if it's rust or not, as the seller didn't confirm it to me, I'm not even sure he saw it. But since the model is coming from a south east Asian country, and was housed in a building close to the ocean, I'm just going to assume the worst and hopefully take some countermeasures, if possible...
Philphil is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Old 09-15-2019, 12:04 PM   #4
Collector
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,131
Default Re: Anything You Can Do Once A Model Starts To Rus

Looks like it was possibly a paint chip at one time someone may have touched up leaving the small area exposed that may be rust. Next to the spot is where it looks touched up. That area may have a little bit of rust under the paint or it was just a rough application of paint. If the spot is rust, probably just light surface rust you should be able to get off with car polish. Afterwards, clean the polish film off with rubbing alcohol, then touch the spot up with a dab of primer and a dab of paint. You may have to remove the paint that is rough next to it or at a minimum try to remove a little to see if rust is under that area so you can redo that area as well.

Last edited by jcahea; 09-15-2019 at 12:07 PM.
jcahea is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2019, 05:04 PM   #5
Master Collector
 
Widebody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Over the rainbow
Posts: 798
Default Re: Anything You Can Do Once A Model Starts To Rus

I've never seen rust on a contemporary model. It might just be a stain. I've bought models from people that arrived filthy - lord knows what it was - just wash your hands after touching it.

A damp cloth works wonders then move on to rubbing alcohol, acetone or non-acetone nail polish remover if that doesn't work. Just be careful not to touch any painted or printed areas as it will remove it.
Widebody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2019, 08:48 PM   #6
Design with Elegance.
 
Upkeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto, CANADA
Posts: 5,495
Thumbs up Re: Anything You Can Do Once A Model Starts To Rus

I pretty sure these things are made out of alloyed metals that don't rust. I've never seen rust either.

But in looking at your photo, Phil, I'd say it is likely some sort of unidentified scudge. I'd say a wet corner of a paper towel first. Get the area damp, and give it light rub. Just keep going until it is gone.

If it is stubborn, take much closer CRISP photo, and we'll try to help you identify it, OK?

Cheers!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Élégance en vol . . . Airfrance-style!
Upkeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2019, 11:19 PM   #7
Bite Me
 
gospodin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SHV
Posts: 8,774
Default Re: Anything You Can Do Once A Model Starts To Rus

Might just be dirt, or the glue starting to disintegrate. These models will get zinc-rot, but no rust (except maybe the axles on the landing gear).
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Steve







Sometimes I wonder if the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or imbeciles who really mean it. Mark Twain
gospodin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:41 PM.

Latest Threads
 

Models of the Week
 



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.