Since Goldflipper had very little battery left they first gave him a coat of black solar scales, so that the sun could power goldflipper. They repaired the fission reactor but shut it down. It was not common for flippers to use fission reactors anymore in the 2000's, goldflipper was a real blast from the past. Next the flippers gave him new non-magnetic steel frameworks allowing goldflipper to keep its balance better, and also outfitted a fuel cell for extra power that was scouted by the flippers during a "wandertag" in Franconia. A set of Li-Ion batteries were installed as well, much later due to the finding that a fuel cell with battery combination is a much better combination for cyborgs. By now goldflipper was mostly black. Under its skin was still a bit of gold but it was mostly covered up by black scales and oil that kept oozing out of goldflipper due to its repairs caused by the fight with octupus. Puffy once came around and called him "Blobby" because it reminded him of a whale. At the sight of the taunting puffy goldflipper almost lost its cool and destroyed some Puffy CD's out of its library.