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  1. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    This is my first time posting and i need some help my collection has some figures that i have displayed and they need to be cleaned i was wondering what is the best way to clean my toys to maintain paint apps and overall quality where it should be
     
  2. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Are you talking about removing dust or something more?
     
  3. Dran0n

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    I just let them gather dust :lol 
     
  4. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    primarily i have tried a dry cloth and some of them still have some dust and some visible grime from my girlfriends kid touching them unfortunately i now keep them out of his reach
     
  5. Brave Convoy

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    I use a paintbrush with soft bristles. It's sturdy enough to get all of the dust off, and gentle enough to not cause scuffing or sticker damage.
     
  6. Dran0n

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    That's quite the problem there.
     
  7. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    yeah its would be a bigger problem if it were not for the fact its figures i am not to worried about the best example is my movie 1 night watch op not to worried about it but would not mind cleaning it really well and thanks for the paint brush suggestion
     
  8. Aernaroth

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    They have those air-bulb things with a brush on the end for cleaning camera lenses, you might find something like that works for you.

    You might also try getting some display cabinets, those tend to keep the dust out to some degree.
     
  9. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    oh yeah i plan on getting cabinets but where i am living atm i do not have room for cabinets so my figures are being safely stored
     
  10. Bilbo Boxhead

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    leaf blower
     
  11. tony77tony77

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    for just dust.. 2 words...SWIFFER DUSTERS!! works awesome!! Thats what I used for my collection!
     
  12. Optimus Sledge

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    Could try a soft bristled tooth brush as well.
     
  13. Matty

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    The tooth brush thing is probably the best way to go if you have the patience.

    I just try to stay on top of the dusting by getting those compressed air can things...expensive, but works.
     
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    Yeah, I was going to say go with a compressed air can. Just keep the thing upright as you spray.

    Might as well get one anyways, keyboards get surprisingly nasty.
     
  15. thenatureboywoo

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    Transform them all at least once a week. Works for me. I don't have a dust issue.
     
  16. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    I've been told that a makeup brush is a great idea, too.

    I wanted to make fun of the OP's typing, but he managed to be 100% coherant and lack both punctuation and capitalization. That's rare.
     
  17. Aernaroth

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    Probably not the best idea, since they can scratch paint and decals, especially on more fragile figures.
     
  18. havanowoncheese

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    when i am at my pc i feel that some grammar slow me down so i dont bother unless its a school paper :D  anyways thanks for the suggestions especially to just transform them once a week practical and fun :D 
     
  19. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    This thread reminds me that I need to dust of my "children" too :(  ..
    *sigh* but there's just so many..
     
  20. Gingerchris

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    Use fire. I can't think of a single time where fire has been used and any dust has remained afterwards.
     

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