How often do you clean your collection?

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  1. daytimeninja

    daytimeninja Well-Known Member

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    So right now I'm taking all of my toys off the shelves and giving them and shelves a good dusting.


    First time I've done this in months and I'm noticing a decent amount of cob webs on the ones that sit closest to the ceiling.

    How often does everyone clean?
     
  2. wolfe

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    Not nearly enough. Last time was when i moved 10 or so months ago. Mine sits in a closed bedroom or a display cabinet, but i really need to do it again soon.
     
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    Try for once amouth.


    But what do I know i'm a asshole LoL.
     
  4. TwilightNero

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    I am in desperate need of a feather duster. Once I get one, I plan on trying to dust mine off once a week,
     
  5. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    I always wondered how those swiffer things would work. I have to say, buying some used TFers, I am surprised the amount of dust some of these TFer collect.
     
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    Almost never.

    Some of my figures are dusty as hell.
     
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    Used a swiffer to clean my bots off today. Did a pretty serviceable job, though it had been while since I'd dusted them off.

    Used to clean them once a week, though it's probably closer to once a month now.
     
  8. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    @alucard, the swiffer dusters work really well, as long as you get them out before the dust becomes stuck on the figures.
    i try for once a month if i'm in the room a lot, if i'm not, i don't bother as no one goes in or out except me, so no dust
     
  9. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've been slacking lately, but when I have my camera back, it'll go back to daily.

    When I'm taking a lot of pictures, I'm always dusting them because I'm moving them off the shelves a lot: So, literally daily.
     
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    Not very often, considering most of them are packed away due to lack of available display space. >_<
     
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    i swifter my stuff when i am taking part of it down off shelves to picture and throw in the ebay store via BIN listings..then i picture what i need to , then place all the guys back on the shelf...probably a different shelf or two once a month or so....
     
  12. Boy Blunder

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    Combination of swifter and endust cleans them, but I don't remember to dust them often, mostly because my shelves are wall-mounted and just above my computer, so I often don't see how dusty they are until it's really dusty.
     
  13. daytimeninja

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    I use a swiffer duster, and it works very well. Not as good as spraying Pledge and wiping it up though.

    I display a lot of mine on black shelves, and it's amazing how faded the dust makes it look. Dusting works wonders.
     
  14. ThisGuy

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    I was cleaning my movie decepticon shelf last night for the first time in like 4 months.
    I try to to dust them once a month but havnt been able to do that for some time.
     
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    i keep everything in display cabinets so i dont have to be bothered about doing any cleaning or worry about what the dust may do to things over time
     
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    I'm in the same boat. I can only clean the most visible ones. Such as 20th anni Prime or Armada Unicron.
     
  17. Kaiwera05

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    I've never dusted. Albeit I've only been collecting for about a year but I've noticed that giving them all a little play time now and again prevents the dust buildup.
     
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    mine were dusty as shit for the longest time. then I found about the wonder of $1 feather dusters at wallyworld and my stuff has been spotless since.

    seriously guys, feather dusters are gods gift to tf collectors. super cheap and easy way to maintain a sparkling clean collection, and not waste hours of your time doing it.
     
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    Once a week.
     
  20. nemesisconvoy

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    I dust mine once amonth with a feather duster and a can of compressed air. Like the ones used for blowing out from under a computer key board.
     

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