How do you guys keep your TF clean + loose joints

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  1. Zer0Prime

    Zer0Prime Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I've been collecting transformers for about two years now. Love this stuff. Anyways, my transformers on my shelf are getting dusty? How do you guys clean it? I usually just use a dust can to spray it but I'm pretty sure you guys have better ways of cleaning it?

    Also, I notice that a lot of you guys recommend nail polish to make loose joints sturdier. What item or tool do you guys use and what technique? Thanks a lot. Really enjoying my TF collecting experience so far.
     
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    I just purchased this off of Amazon:

    Amazon.com: Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster 120-Volt: Home Improvement

    It was recommended by another member here in a similar thread a long while back (I forget who it was...I just remember saving the link in my favorite places as a "to do" purchase for down the road). Really loud and a little unwieldy to use at first, but it definitely does the job and comes with little attachments for fine tuning.

    I also have an air purifier in my room (a birthday gift last year), which helps cut down on dust a bit as well.
     
  3. jinx23

    jinx23 Wrecker

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    I use glass cases which cut down on dust and a swifter.
     
  4. Paladine

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    I recommended that ;-)

    It's awesome BTW. Highly recommended

     
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    I only display my Star Wars stuff, not TFs, as I can't stand the dust. It seems to be harder to get rid of off TFs somehow (might be because many of my display worthy TFs are black repaints :tongue: ) I've heard compressed air spray is used to dust the TFs as well as soft brush like the ones used for a makeup.

    As for clear nail polish trick, you only need to coat the ball joints with the nail polish until the extra thickness makes the joint tighter. I use super glue more often, but it can be a bit tricky. I am sure others can explain better than me :) 
     
  6. Maetel

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    pledge future floor finish, it's acrylic so it's actually adding layer of plastic, no chemicals that eat away the plastic.
     
  7. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    easy..collect mib/misb ;) 
     
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    But that's only fun with G1, and only the actual boxes would be fun.
     
  9. Lbsammills51

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    Oh ok, sorry it's been so long I forgot who it was. Belated thank you for pointing that out!
     
  10. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    You musn't have Detolf's then as my figs get really dusty.....
     

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