Tips/Suggestions for Removing Dust from Figures?

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  1. Starscream 91

    Starscream 91 Mech With A Mouth

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    Just as the title says. I'm allergic to dust and I've been avoiding dealing with this for a long time. It was only when I went through my movie figures and how dusty they've become that I decided to seek out help from the fans. I mean I tried using a paper towel to remove the dust from Ironhide but I still see some in the rim of the windows! I mean I've got 515 Transformers and 16 shelves full of dusty Bots!

    Anyone got a suggestion to easily remove the dust from these figures? Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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    Start with a rag. Then feather dust the excess. Whatever is left, use canned air.
     
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    slideshot Well-Known Member

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    The makeup brushes actually work really for dusting figures. I would grab a set of those. If you haven't cleaned your figures in a while, you may find the dust sticks on a bit more vigoursly.
     
  4. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    I use a big round paint brush with firmer bristles. My display room is in a closet, so, dusting is only needed once every few months.
     
  5. TheDecepticon

    TheDecepticon Resident Asshole

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    I use a shop vac with an adapter that concentrates the flow of air in to a strong stream (think pressure washer without the water). I also have a makeup brush but it 1) takes much longer & 2) it just moves the dust from one spot to another if the bristles get too covered
     
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    I use a makeup powder brush. It has supersoft bristles made of synthetic Taklon. Poofy enough to get dust in the deeper crevices, no stiffness to scratch the surface.
     
  7. StarscreamX

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    I use the swiffer dusting cloth. They suck up most of the dust in one swipe.
     
  8. ZombieBalls

    ZombieBalls Drives fast

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    As previously mentioned, canned air works well especially in detail areas. Of course just be careful of the can's positioning as frost or super cooled liquid can sometimes come out based on how it's held. It's probably cold enough to mar plastics as over the years I have gotten it to damage quite a bit of other materials. Short bursts usually work better than long sprays.
     
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    May be worth getting glass cabinets for display?
     
  10. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Blowtorch. That'll clear up the dust no sweat.
     

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