Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:41 PM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 12:48 PM
Might be a bad batch of BMF? I hope you didn't clearcoat over it...if so, it's likely the clear that has yellowed. If it wasn't cleared, take a little compound like Novus #2, Meguiars Scratch X, Tamiya Coarse or Fine, and polish the foil. Being aluminum, it will take off any of the tarnished/oxidized material, and should turn the polishing rag black...and should make the foil look like new.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 01:11 PM
I thought about the clearcoat yellowing, and that may be the case on many of them, but it's yellowed on a few models that have no clearcoat over the foil. I usually clearcoat over BMF to help it stay in place, and give it a little extra shine.
Nobody smokes in the house, so I can pretty much rule that one out. On the other hand, the house was built in 1903, so who really knows what's lurking around in the air?
I'll try polishing the foil on the non-clearcoated models and seeing if that helps. I've always got Meguiar's Scratch X at the ready! Thanks for the info Bob! And you aren't the first person who's told me they've never seen yellowing BMF before!
Edited by Chuck Most, 26 April 2010 - 01:12 PM.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:50 PM
It's either the clear yellowing, or something settling onto the surface.
Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:07 AM
Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:32 AM
Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:46 AM
The yellowing underneath is kind of what's bugging me now, since the non-clearcoated foil cleaned up pretty well. Maybe my house is built on cursed land?