Cleaning blisters and cards...

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  1. blu.rr

    blu.rr Technorganic

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    I'm not sure if anyone else has this problem, but it seems a good portion of the Transformers I pick up from stores have a light greasy film on their blisters and card. For lack of a better term, it isn't the typical "kid grime" some toys encounter. It seems more like residue of some sort from a factory process.

    I've been trying to determine the safest way to properly clean the packaging without inflicting (too much) damage. Rubbing alcohol seems to do well for the blister, but I have my reservations on using them on the cardboard.

    Any suggestions or insight to safely clean blisters and cards?
     
  2. Wollstone

    Wollstone Banned

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    I've never encountered the grime you're describing.
     
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    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    i toss em out, no need to save packages
     
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    Some people don't open them.
     
  5. blu.rr

    blu.rr Technorganic

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    Indeed. Some people like me. Thus, why I am interested in suggestions on cleaning them. :) 
     
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    I would try a dry shammy. Or maybe just take a towel or something to it until you feel like it's coming off.

    Have you tried shopping at different stores to find cards that aren't grimy?
     
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    blu.rr Technorganic

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    Yes, I have. I've actually found it at all the stores I've shopped at. Usually, I'll go through all the pegged figures to find the one with little to none. Sometimes it's unavoidable (although I suppose I could always show restraint until I find one that doesn't have the grease film).

    I've tried the shammy (and microfiber and cotton towel and...) and while they remove a lot of it, it still isn't quite clean. I think I'll chance the alcohol. I used it on other cards years ago, but since they are in storage I cannot determine how they've turned out after all this time. Ha!
     
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    I've used Goo Gone before on the blisters and it works really well,never tried it on the cards though.It also works great for taking off sticker residue.
     
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    honestly i really dont see the point in that, but to each their own i guess
     

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