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BornTheYearOf
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PostSubject: Help with R2D2 Variants   Help with R2D2 Variants I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 12, 2013 9:03 pm

Still new collecting, but I have two different R2D2, One 1977 Hong Kong GMFGI, the other 1977 Taiwan GMFCI. The question I have more are toward the Taiwan. Has anyone ever had a dome to rust? Here are some pictures if someone can take a look.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with R2D2 Variants   Help with R2D2 Variants I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 12, 2013 9:07 pm

I've never seen a non ferrous material rust :scratch:
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PostSubject: Re: Help with R2D2 Variants   Help with R2D2 Variants I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 12, 2013 10:14 pm

My guess is that it is just rust stuck to the surface. Maybe R2 was laying underneath something that was made of metal and it rusted and leaked onto his dome. I don't think the metallic paint has anything that would rust either? The paint usually just flakes & peels. The only time I see any rust is at the bottom of the post where the metal screw hold the head onto the body, and it is just surface rust and I've seen a lot of beaters. :scratch:

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PostSubject: Re: Help with R2D2 Variants   Help with R2D2 Variants I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 12, 2013 10:53 pm

Look at all those poor dead R2s Sad Laughing Batteries left in vehicles can produce a toxic rust sludge that as Clint said may have dripped on R2 at some point in his life.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with R2D2 Variants   Help with R2D2 Variants I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 13, 2013 9:31 am

There, there AJ, no need to cry. They are slowly being brought back to life. Still need some improvements, so they are a work in progress. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Help with R2D2 Variants   Help with R2D2 Variants I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 13, 2013 10:57 am

Died as a rebel, reborn as an imperial. They do look better now though than in the parts pile for sure.

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PostSubject: Re: Help with R2D2 Variants   Help with R2D2 Variants I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 13, 2013 1:48 pm

just got this R2D2 w/sensorscope (the one on the right, not on the left, the circle is an error). Extremely dark blue stripes on the leg and no COO..unfortunately it is not in impressive condition...

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PostSubject: Re: Help with R2D2 Variants   Help with R2D2 Variants I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 13, 2013 3:50 pm

Great customs, Clint! cheers cheers

LOL about Bryan's comment. Very Happy

Alex: What COO has your sensorscope R2 at the right?


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PostSubject: Re: Help with R2D2 Variants   Help with R2D2 Variants I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 14, 2013 6:52 pm

Thanks for the help all. And thanks for the welcome Dr Dengar.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with R2D2 Variants   Help with R2D2 Variants I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 14, 2013 6:57 pm

Welcome, BYO welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Help with R2D2 Variants   Help with R2D2 Variants I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 15, 2013 3:34 am

@Dr Dengar wrote:

Alex: What COO has your sensorscope R2 at the right?

Oups forgot to check will do tonight :0)

EDIT: DONE Here it goes : (c) G.M.F.G.I 1977 unsure

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