Help with Brave Maximus cleaning

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  1. Neo-Prime

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    IMG_0380.JPG IMG_0382.JPG IMG_0384.JPG IMG_0388.JPG IMG_0391.JPG IMG_0392.JPG IMG_0394.JPG IMG_0399.JPG IMG_0400.JPG Hi all, sorry if this is the wrong area but I really need some help, at TFNation I brought a Brave and after getting him home I noticed strange brown, green dusty gunk in all of his nooks and crannies, I dusted him all over but the stuff didn't move. So Iv been using anti- bacterial wipes and cotton buds but it's incredibly difficult to wipe off and to get to all the areas! So any suggestions as to how I could completely clean him would be great, as my OCD will just not let it go that he's not clean. Let alone I don't even know what this stuff is? Is it mold?

    I've included some pics so you guys can see what I'm dealing with, some areas I believe I'm going to have unscrew to even get to.
     
  2. Necromaster

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    Q-tips might help, for whatever that's worth.
     
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    I would think a good dish soap and water would work.
     
  4. Takeshi357

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    Have fun taking that monstrosity apart!
     
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    In all seriousness, try a series of paint brushes to try to sweep the schmutz off of him. This is going to be a job, though. What kind of shape are the stickers in? Are you inclined to disassemble him?
     
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  6. Aernaroth

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    But seriously maybe try a little bit of canned air on a corner somewhere? Probably not feasible for the entire figure, but it might help with some weird joints and crevices where q-tips and brushes can't reach?
     
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  7. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    Okay folks knock off the spam!!! Posts deleted


    Moving to Creative GD as folks there tend to have some good ideas for cleaning the TOY bots
     
  8. thebigdb

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    Besides a nice long soak… I wonder if putting the parts in an ultrasonic cleaner would work? Shaking/vibrating the crud off. I’ve never used something like that on a Transformer… but I’ve used it on metal parts that I wanted to clean. So I don’t know if that would work… but I thought I’d throw that out there.
     
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    I've always used 1 and 2 inch paintbrushes on my figures. Start dry and gradually dampen the brushes as needed. Most of my non Tf figures such as my Joes, etc are now behind glass, but when I need to periodically dust the bots, this is the best and most efficient method ive found hands down!
     

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