So do you clean your Transformers?

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  1. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    Mine are slowly gathering dust. I occasionally dust them when cleaning my room but it seems like a hassle because after I have to re-pose them.
     
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    I play around with them enough for them not to gather dust.
     
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    I try to dust them every year or so in a mass cleaning. I hate it when I buy transformers used from people and they mail it to me with all the dust sticking on it >.>
     
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    Every year :eek: , are they at least in an enclosed shelve?
     
  5. exomega255

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    I have a few glass enclosed shelves, and those usually house my expensive transformers. The more common ones are left out in the open to be dusted.
     
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    when one gets to dusty i just toss it in the sink
     
  7. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I clean them about monthly. It's disgusting to let them gather dust.
     
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    My toys are kept in a room where the door is closed unless anyone is going in there, so dust rarely has a chance to get in there. When it comes to cleaning I use a can of compressed air and an old shaving brush.
     
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    I have an non-static duster and an air can, so I do keep up with them. I am a bit of a neat freak, though not compulsively. :D 
     
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    I clean them with a damp cloth fortnightly.
     
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    I use the feather duster method.
     
  12. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    I feel so... terrible. I'm so ashamed! I'll show my TF's some love!!!!
     
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    I'm in NM, so my TFs could be pneumatically sealed and they'd still get dusty. I usually just wipe them off with a damp cloth or blast them with an air can.
     
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    We clean the house weekly so it's not an issue for me. Every two weeks or so I dust them with extra care just in case.

    My Beast Wars and RiD are in a drawer, and receive less care.
     
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    I don't know what "cleaning" is.
     
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    I clean them as often as is practical. With a collection like mine, that's not nearly as often as I'd like, though :( 
     
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    I doubt that. You do know what dust is, right? Because I think you (and whoever posted from New Mexico) are confusing dust and dirt. Dirt is dirt. Comes from outside... kind of. Dust is dead skin and hair. Comes from you. And while it may not be the most noticeable, your house does have convection currents which bring dust everywhere. Also, whatever ventilation system your home has.

    Anyhow.

    I dust with a vacuum cleaner, because I don't want to just brush dust back into the air to land back on the shelf. For reference, I use a soft hair brush attachment on my vacuum's hose for this. I lift each figure up to vacuum the dust off the shelf, and use a Taklon brush on the figures themselves.
     
  19. Matty

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    My collection is getting to be more than I'm willing to clean more than once every three months ... if that.

    I try to mess around with as many figures as I can to keep the dust off of them, but it's just a pain in the ass. I'll take the air can to them every so often.
     
  20. Grimwing

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    I have some dusty transformers. Its because I don't rotate shelf displays to often. But I don't find it that noticable. Just shake it out when your ready to use the toy.

    Collectors paranoia man: Missing pieces, Snapping, Theft, corrosion, yellowing and dust.

    There is no absolute safety, just levels of comfort. Whatever lets your stasis cycle run smoothly.
     
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