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  • Metal Fatigue

    Originally posted by Ninuxx:


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_pest

    Siku had some issues in the 1990s, some cars were already broken in the blister after hanging a year or two on the pegs.
    Majorette did have some issues, but only very few models were affected in the early 1970s.
    Matchbox had issues with some collectable lines in the 1990s-2000s (the trucks in 1/64).

    As it is a matter of impure materials (or not the correct composition) those things appear more and more when operating manufacturing sites in far away Asia - maybe where probably a CEO of a company has never been. They mix something, sell it ..and that's it! Maybe they chose the cheapest raw materials or whatever.

    Pls. do not mix it up with those white surface oxidation ...that can be removed ..and after applying some oil or WD40 it stays without further oxidation.
    Zinc pest is irreversible and nothing can stop it.
    The image file limits have been reset. We have over-limit warnings for the past 3 months and I've had to lower the image file limits. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I know I've mentioned many times before, but it is very important to downsize images - doesn't matter if they are hosted elsewhere or here. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The new limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.
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