Environmental Sciences Update


The Boiling Sample

Even though there has not been much posted activity, there has been a tremendous amount of activity taking place.

The last experiment should be wrapping up today. And the “beta” testing for the “Purple Claw Project” has also been completed. A suggestion was made by Brandon in the comments of the Purple Claw Project – Prologue post, which spurred another experiment. That “boiling” experiment is also complete. A rough draft of the post is almost done, plus there is a short video that accompanies the post. The last thing to complete is the voiceover.

It appears that Environmental Sciences is the popular choice. And all of the writing and video editing has been based on that idea. The course will be broken up into three sections:

– ENVS 100 – Basic Cleaning Techniques: This will likely contain experiments using toothpaste, dish soap, etc.

– ENVS 200 – Advanced Cleaning Techniques: This will contain anything that is a bit more laborious. The 409 and Simple Green, along with the Boil test, will be in here. Admittedly the silver boat paint is an anomaly. However there still could be opportunities to re-test 409, Simple Green, or the Boiling with other dirty/painted figures.

– ENVS 300 – The Purple Claw Project: This will link all of the beta tests, links, and information about trying to rescue the painted Purple Claw.

Hopefully Environmental Sciences will be a central location for M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors to share their cleaning techniques. There are so many cleaning techniques mentioned when talking about M.U.S.C.L.E. figures it seems like a wonderful opportunity to organize, document, and validate many of them.

The Silver Boat Paint Figures

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  1. #1 by Orgg on November 4th, 2010

    If you have a health food / holistic store near you, you can get strong hydrogen peroxide to try that out again. I found it ‘evenly fades’ figures to where the stains are not as noticeable.

    Oxyclean is another thing I remember people swearing by on the old kinnikuman@yahoogroups.com list.

  2. #2 by Brandon on November 7th, 2010

    Good to hear you’ve been at work in the lab – I’m excited to see the results. I never thought of Orgg’s hydrogen peroxide suggestion, but it sounds good as long as the figure doesn’t fade too much. I get bummed when I have a color figure that I think looks fine until I stick it with figures of the same color and it literally “pales in comparison”. Sad times.

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