Cleaning TFs?

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  1. CompuGlobal HyperMegatron

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    Hi, what's the safest way to clean built up dust etc? I can try condensed air, but is there anything I can use to actually "clean" them without damaging the paint or plastic?
     
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    I was told to use a painter's brush.


    I have NO idea how these guys do it though. I even find dusting boxes and bubbles not cool.
     
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    I usually use rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip to clean my figures.
     
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    rubbing alcohol will strip paint. : O


    even girls won't use that to prep their nails when they want to re-do them.
     
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    really? I have had no problems with it so far....... but then again I dilute it with water so maybe thats why
     
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    For a quick once-over, you can use one of those synthetic feather duster things for the actual toys. Won't damage anything and it gets down in cracks and all. For detail cleaning, yeah, compressed air is probably best.

    If they're actually dirty (like from a garage sale or something), a washrag with warm water and soap is your best bet.
     
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    I use those swifer duster and give my figure a quick once over and the i take a soft small painting brush to get into the corners and such, and it get those really small detail I use a damp Q-tip if all else fails.
     
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    For dirty/vintage figures I buy second hand, I use a very mild dish detergent and water, sudsed up and applied to a paper towel and just wipe them off. For dusty figures, I just dust them off with a brush.
     
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    I never had too and don't think i will
     
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    It it's just dust, condensed air does the trick.
     
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    Hmm...what if you just want to disinfect your TF...say you buy one from ebay...not dirty or anything...you just want to get'em free of gems and such...

    Then what to use...lysol wipes or something...?
     
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    Thank you all for your responses. I'll first try condensed air, and if that doesn't do the trick, I'll try the dish detergent/water method and see how that works.



    What would you recommend as a "very mild dish detergent"? I'm not sure how I can go about finding one that is mild. (Honestly, my girlfriend does all of the shopping so I don't even know if some have that written right on the package)
     
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    Any store-brand dish detergent that ISN'T marketed as 'extra-strength' or something like that is 'mild.' And if you're worried, just dilute it with more water than you think you'll need and test it. You can always add more soap later.
     

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