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TOPIC: Boomerang Restoration

Boomerang Restoration 2 months 2 weeks ago #53518

This is my first time starting a post, but I wanted to share my first restoration. I inherited an old Boomerang from a friend who passed away a while back. You can see in the early pictures what I got. Today I finished up the new body and MCI decals. New tires as well really set it off too!

Here it is when I first started working on it a couple months ago.
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Boomerang Restoration 2 months 2 weeks ago #53519

Here it is now after I completed the restoration.
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Boomerang Restoration 2 months 2 weeks ago #53520

Welcome and Wow what a great restoration, It look's brand new :)
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem mate :)

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Boomerang Restoration 2 months 2 weeks ago #53522

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Nice work, looks brilliant.

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Boomerang Restoration 2 months 2 weeks ago #53524

Welcome on tamiyabase.
It looks just out of box. Very nice work for a first resto.

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Boomerang Restoration 2 months 2 weeks ago #53532

Thank you all for your comments. I've learned so much by reading older posts and watching videos online. Glenn from Tamiya Legends (YouTube) has been very inspirational on this project. He really gets you in the "Tamiya Spirit"!

The resto was a lot of fun. I must admit, I did replace all the blue pieces with new parts, but everything else is pretty much original. I degreased and cleaned each part with warm water and dish soap. Brake cleaner helped blast out gunk in places that my brush couldn't reach. Then, after I dried them, I immediately hit each piece with a blast of WD40 oil. I let that soak in overnight. The next morning I wiped off the excess oil and many of the parts looked like new.

I have an old striker I'll be attacking next. I hope to upload the photos once it's done!
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Boomerang Restoration 2 months 2 weeks ago #53538

I did like you by replacing blie parts. It is only what you see you restore a boom. But yours is awesome.

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Boomerang Restoration 2 months 2 weeks ago #53542

Welcome on TB,
Really nice looking Boomerang ! Excellent work it looks as out of the box !
Proud owner of the Bruiser Family

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Boomerang Restoration 2 months 2 weeks ago #53580

Shiny B)

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