A question to all collectors!!!

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  1. nsr46gamer

    nsr46gamer Well-Known Member

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    i've went through and seen all these pics of transformer collections and all these transformers on shelves and what not and im wondering.......... how do u keep ur collections dust free? i have a spare room in my house that im soon gonna unload all my transformers in, cuz right now every things in boxes. i know im gonna have dust issues and i wanna know if u guys have problems like that and if u could give me cleaning tips.

    im not sure if this is the right place to post this either, so let me know about that 2 please. :thumb 
     
  2. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    I know some people constantly dust their collections...but I'm lazy...when I take 'em down off the shelf to fiddle with them I'll blow the dust off lol.
     
  3. bandron

    bandron seeker jets' nightmare

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    Having a hpa paintball setup has it's advantages. I just every so often take a tank and a remote line, open the valve slightly and blow the dust off that way.
     
  4. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    I have far too many to dust all at once. I take one down, clean it off, play with it, put it back... I do this nightly. I also alternate the cleaning of my shelves. One shelf a week and that can take at least three hours.
     
  5. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    It's a chore if you try to make a day of it. Do a shelf a week and you'll stay on top of it.
     
  6. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    I refuse to let my TFs get dusty. if they're out, they're clean. I tape a swiffer pad on the bottom side of every shelf that helps keep the dust off the figures below the pads. pad just needs to be changed every month or so. so little dust accumilates on the TFs that a few quick blasts from a can of compressed air is all it takes to keep them clean.
     
  7. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    If you mean "dusting" as in whatever dust falls off when they randomly get shifted around or played with, then yes, I dust mine.
     
  8. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    Ditto. A war a day keeps the dust away.
     
  9. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yup dusting's a lot like weeding.

    Glass display cases is my attempt (for my G1 and a couple of other nice pieces), even they build up a bit of dust if you give them enough time though.
     
  10. TreKain

    TreKain Made of Sterner Stuff TFW2005 Supporter

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    Swiffers are your best friend. But glass doors are my trick.
     
  11. Scythe

    Scythe Future Foundation

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    You know, I don't have enough money for glass cases, so I usually transform them every week. I keep them in vehicle/beast/plane mode one week, then transform them back to robot mode the week after that. That helps keeping the dust from hard to reach places out.

    Also, blow off the dust, rub your fingers through every part of the bot, and also I've found that a paintbrush that hasn't been used it great to take off dust from small places that no one can reach.

    Try it, the paintbrush is your friend! I bought a whole set of like five different sizes.
     
  12. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Yes. :) 
     
  13. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's actually a pretty damn good idea

    ...now all I need is shelves

    *looks at TFs all over desk*

    :confused2 
     
  14. Scythe

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    No one uses teh paintbrushes??
     
  15. miasboytoy

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    glass cases work the best.....plus it keeps my cats out since they like knocking over transformers. they also like to play tf parts dammit
     
  16. Maximum Burn

    Maximum Burn JETS AND HELI!! I LIKEY!

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    Scratches if you brush too hard. I just put them in plastic storage. But if you are really keen on it, plastic bags.
     
  17. Orion P

    Orion P Cybertronian P.I.M.P.

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    most of my tf's are in my display case but the ones that are out in the open i dust once every three months. pain in the butt :) 
     
  18. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I dust mine with a sock.
     
  19. muchi

    muchi Active Member

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    i take them all down, wipe down my shelf, brush my figs using a brush you use for make ups, a good tool to get in those nooks and crannies
     
  20. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    glass cabinetts helps alot but the only way to get yoru TF dust free is to have dust covers but that will get expensiv.

    I have most of my TFs packed down but since the few I have up are in glass cabinetts I dont have to dust more then once every month. It is easier if your a MIB moc collector.
     

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