Pollen Attack!

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  1. Tigertrack

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    I live in Black Forest Colorado, and it appears to be pollen season at the moment. Just earlier while preparing to cook dinner, I noticed the kitchen was full of yellow dust. So, I had to do a quick dusting, cleaning up of the kitchen before cooking up Bertolli.
    I also noticed the house hasn't been properly dusted in god knows how long. My brothers house in California, his house is practically spotless. He's of coarse a lot more anal than Dad and I are and he likes things spotless.
    My question is this:
    Tomorrow I plan on doing some shopping for some proper cleaning supplies. I want to know, what's the best stuff to use to clean the crap off my Transformers? Should I treat pollen like any other kind of dust? Thought about that, but I noticed that pollen tends to pool-up, or build up in spots unlike dust.
    What will the pollen do to my white figures and how best to clean it up?
    Any suggestions for cleaning all the yellow dust around the house?

    I thought about just dipping my figures in the shower and running the shower all over them, but what to do with Omega Supreme which has electronics inside? Don't want to get the electronics wet.

    How do you guy's deal with pollen?
     
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    Bertolli...yuk.









    Seriously, maybe try using a can of compressed air. Not sure it would work, but the thought of showering G1 figs, or any for that matter, sounds like rusty screws and pins just waiting to happen.
     
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    You thank whatever force you believe in you don't have seasonal allergies, if that's how much pollen you have to deal with.
     
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    I just use a Swiffer duster set for my TF's as well as the furniture etc. We get a lot of dust and pollen here too and that seems to do the trick and no bots get wet in the process. Also I agree with Aernaroth..good thing you don't have allergies, I do..so that's why I like the Swiffer products..the dust doesn't seem to just fly around, it's captured and holds until the duster is full and you toss it! :D 
     
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    Thankfully, I'm not allergic to ANYTHING! Well, except maybe work, LOL!
    Thank's guys. I don't wish to water down my TF's either. Not just for rust potential, but dry-spots are a pain to deal with. I used to rinse out my die-cast cars and it was a pain in the ass to get the inside dried out!
    I'll try one of those dusters.
     
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    Living here in Florida pollen is a way of life.

    I get through it by being the toughest sumbitch I can be.
     
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    Pollen is worse on black! Yuck!
     
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    What's wrong with Bertolli?
     
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    I sneeze, and I continue to sneeze constantly until I die of a brain aneurysm.

    Not one medication on this planet, be it over-the-counter or perscription and even shots, has ever helped me. And I have allergies all year round which makes it even worse. I've tried eating different foods, change my diet around alot, went vegetarian for a while, stopped eating for a few days (That didn't turn out too good.) nothing as worked for me.

    Oh thats right, I'm allergic to dust and mold, two of the most common things on the planet thats nearly impossible to not run into and I have to be allergic to it. Pollen I don't think I am, but I can't even tell.
     
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    I use the upholstry brush on the vaccum and suck those babies clean. Then I use damp q-tips for the nooks and crannies. It's tedious, but park your butt on the step outside, enjoy the sun and vaccum away!
     
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    Well, I feel like giving up on dusting with pollen season. Some reason, regular dust does not build up as fast and is easier to ignore. But this yellow crap is annoying as hell! It shows up on EVERYTHING! I try to keep windows closed, but it gets too hot, and pollen still finds its way in.
    How long does pollen season typically last? Dad says about two weeks, but I'm not sure if he really knows that or if he's just guessing. Should I dust anyway? Or should I just wait till pollen season is over and dust then?
    Oh, and I tried the Swifter sweeper thing. It worked well on furniture, but not so well on toy's. I don't want to rinse them with water, so what's the next best thing? We do have a great high-pressure air-compressor, but will that totally clean the dust off? I've thought about baby-whipes, but that tends to leave a bit of greasy feeling. Suggestions?
    It's like shoveling snow sometimes, what's the point? The damn stuff just comes back again! LOL! At least snow season is over, so now instead of dealing with white powder, I'm dealing with yellow powder! UGGGGGH!

    And yes, I love Bertolli. I'm not a cook at all, so I find Bertolli a nice easy treat.
     
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    Well drats! This past weekend we had three day's of glorious rain. I had thought the rain would've washed away the pollen and we would've been done with the yellow crap! Plus, our maid was here yesterday and dusted everything off.
    Well, it stopped raining Sunday evening, and it's now sunny, windy, and very warm. I had to open up the windows again this morning because it was getting too stuffy in the house again. When we came back from lunch, the yellow dust was back in the house again! UUUUUGGGGGGGGH!
    Should I just give up by this point and wait till pollen season is over? Is it even worth dusting every other day?
    What do you think? Any ideas how long pollen season will last here in Colorado? I'm sick of this yellow crap!
     

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