My friend and I were chatting today about bionicle stuff, and somehow we got to discussing the Mask of Time and it turning orange after exposure to protodermis. Then I started wondering what would happen if I tossed an old mask in seawater for a while.
Does anyone know if Lego pieces react with saltwater? Does anyone wanna guess what will happen? I thought I'd run it as a little home science experiment to see if it gets corroded at all or what not. I picked out one of my three Matau masks because a) losing one wouldn't matter to me. 2) The plastic it's made out of is the softer and less resilient kind that seems more likely to be affected.
Creating the water should be easy, I'd just have to do a simple calculation using the salt concentration of ocean water and the volume of water I would have it submerged in. Then I'd take that amount of salt, mix it in with some water, and put in the mask.
So unless it's already been tried, I'll go ahead with it and post a weekly update picture of the mask.
Edit: I live near the coast, would it be more potent if I got some water directly from the ocean?