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  1. Bucket Head

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    here is a question: for those of us who don't have hermetically sealed display cases, how do you keep em dusted? so many small figures and precariously balanced ones make for trying to keep em clean somewhat of a pain in the arse.

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  2. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Well, considering that quite a few members on here have wives & girlfriends...
     
  3. Kraken

    Kraken Is a vegiesaurus, Lex. Veteran

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    Lol, my missus once tried cleaning my TF's with baby wipes and furniture polish. Thankfully I didn't have many at the time!

    A dry duster, a soft paintbrush, and a lot of time and patience is what's required I'm afraid. I only do mine once every couple of months, and it's pretty much an all day job.
     
  4. seali_me

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    lol.

    my wife cleaned my display once. i found my HA human figs sitting together all campy looking. personally, i use swiffer pads.
     
  5. AMG

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    I dust them with a soft handkerchief when I rearrange them.
     
  6. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style On Military Leave TFW2005 Supporter

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    I use a paintbrush. It's perfect.

    Then, make sure to dust the shelves themselves. I use pledge to really get dust gone, and it adds a nice shine. The less dust around them in general, the less often you'll have to dust.
     
  7. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    This. I use a small flat brush about an inch long. It works miracles.
     
  8. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    paint brush or also a make up brush works really great as well. one used for blush. my gf had a few extras and that is what i use.

    also, if you are using open bookcases like i am, though I have a separate room so dust does not really get in, you can attach swiffer pads, like the ones used for the dry mop or vacuum versions and adhere them underneath each shelf so that those attract more of the dust than your figures.

    these:
    Swiffer Sweeper Dry Swping Rflls-Ctrs & Lt : Target
     
  9. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Vacuum cleaner, hose extension, and a Boar's hair brushhead.

    Call it a personal thing, but I like to get rid of the dust rather than simply displace it. Remember, dust isn't dirt, dust used to be you. And everyone else around you.
     
  10. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    Talk about making your collection your own!!!:lolol 

    I use a feather duster, paint brush and Q-tips. And I also dust them outside on my deck.
     
  11. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    I bought a can of Spray Duster the other day to clean the filthy innards of my PC the other day. Its basically just a can of compressed air. It comes with a long thin nozzle that helps get in all nooks and crannies. Turns out its also pretty good for getting in the awkward spots on TF's, too!
     
  12. robowarrior

    robowarrior Arcee's BF

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    Same thing I use as well for my figures, the only problem using compressed air is that the freakn can gets soooo cold!!! hahahahaha!!
     
  13. NGW

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    I've never dusted mine :[
     
  14. Napalm

    Napalm Sins Of The Manfish TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've got an Armada JetPrime fully combined on a ridiculously tall shelf. It's been there two years. I think it's grown three inches, easily.
     
  15. nelodiavolo

    nelodiavolo Transformer Nerd

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    Thats pretty gross man. :lol 

    I use canned air and those Swifter dusters that attract dust instead of just moving them around.
     
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    man i ran out of ideas on dusting cans of air swiffer pads qtiiips makeup brush sets and paint brushes but still have the dust it will nver end lol
     
  17. Lock Cade

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    I just generally take a damp cloth to dust my Transformers... but if they're incredibly dusty, then I pretty much take them to a sink, turn on the faucet, and rinse them off.
     
  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I usually do it by sneezing a lot.

    There are a lot of great ideas here. I'm taking notes :) 
     
  19. Slip►Stream

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    Paint brush as well and a small air compressor with an air gun when things get complicated (compressed air cans should do the trick as well).
     

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