Best way to dust your toys?

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  1. LadyStarscream

    LadyStarscream Queen of Cybertron

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    I picked up a starter kit of the pledge dusters, not the one with the spray nozzle, just the duster. I was wondering if this was safe to dust my loose figures as well as those in boxes. Has anyone here used these? Forgive me for being paranoid! ;) 
     
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    I use a mix of canned air and a paint brush. It gets all the nooks and crannys perfectly.
     
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    Dusting? *cough* who needs *cough* dusting, anyway? I blow on them once in a while, until I get out of breath and faint..itzz awshum!

    Dunno what pledge dusters were, so I googled it..seems there is nothing wrong with these things? If the material is soft (which is 99% likely with dusters), I'd say it's safe. You don't want to dust off stuff with a hard brush or rough cloth, unless you want them scratches. :) 
     
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    If you play with them enough, they never get dusty.
     
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    This. But I use canned air to blow them off.
     
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    That's what she said. *rimshot*
     
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    I use swiffer dusters, canned air and q-tips. I really like the idea of the paintbrush.
     
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    I use a makeup brush, thinks it's a blush applicator although I admitadly don't know much about makeup so I may be wrong about what it's called.
     
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    Nice save, haha. I keed.
     
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    Fire. It burns the dust away. Use your figure duster kit by holding a lighter flame in the path of an aerosol spray and direct it at the dusty figure.
     
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    i keep an air purifier in the room and when needed an air duster can
     
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    swiffer duster here
     
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    i think it would be ok for dusting in the box figures, but loose figures are a pain to dust any way. what i usally do is take everythinhg off a shelf, dust the shelf, then as i put things back on the self i dust them off indiviually. it takes more time but they will be cleaner.
     
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    I have a soft bristled brush attachment for my Dremel. I use it to take care of 95-99% of the work, then I just use a finger or a light bit of breath to take care of the left over residue. Works well, and fast.
     
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    I just tried that and the dust certainly is gone, but so are most of my figures :lolol 

    I use an old small modelling paint brush with soft bristles and dust them in front of a fan.
     
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    Pipe cleaners + compressed air.
     
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    Haven't seen either of these mentioned before, but I use a Microfiber dust cloth (sounds fancy, but it isn't) to dust my shelves and toys... these do the best job of straight up REMOVING dust from the room, not just spreading it around like spray cans or feather dusters.
    Also- water. seriously. For figures without stickers, if they are really dusty, run them under the tap.
     
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    A mix of canned air and constant posing and re-posing
     

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