Using glass cleaner on TF packaging...effects?

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  1. Ruination04

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    I was wondering what is the long term effects of using glass cleaners such as Windex to clean/dust TF packaging?

    I have been taking an old cut up t-shirt and spraying it with Windex. After it dries a bit and it is only damp, I then wipe down all of my TF boxes. There's no wetness on the boxes after I wipe them and I have never seen any damage, but I was wondering if anyone knew if there is any danger in this.
     
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    only damage i could think of if any dampness remains after cleaning, which may result in mildewy/moldy boxes later on..other than that i think your good
     
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    idk, but i know for sure windex would actually work on BWII galvatron (he actually has glass in him haha)
     
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    Glass cleaners usually have a percentage of alcohol in them, and alcohol damages colors.
     
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    He does?
     
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    a little glass sphere in his chest (i think that is where it is)
     
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    Unless you've been getting sticky mess on the boxes surely all that's needed to keep them clean is dusting them. Personally I wouldn't be wiping anything else on my TF boxes.
     
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    yea, dust them. Unless you're rolling them around in mud or something.....
     
  9. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    No, but I don't dust as often as I should so even after dusting there is still a dusty feel to them...especially on the windows.
     
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    Regarding glass cleaners, just be sure they don't contain Ammonia. I read this can damage car windshields, just imagine the effect on TF packaging.

    I spray a little edt/cologne on a rag to clean the plastic bubble and sometimes even the cartons/boxes if they're a bit dirty, makes them smell good too. :) 
     
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    *Wife comes into toyroom...smells strong cologne......looks at husband/geek and says "why you wearing so much cologane?" "It's not me,wife. It's Cybertron Prime! He's trying to hit on you"
    I seriously don't know what would happen if you wiped your TF Bubbles with windex. Mildew is the only major problem I can think of.
     
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    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    This was the main thing I was worried about.



    LOL You have GOT to be kidding me! LOL This is funny!







    I don't think this is a problem. If there is any moisture on the boxes, by the time I clean it all and then clean the shelves, it would be gone. I wouldn't put everything back on the shelf while it was moist. If I got it too moist, I'd use the dry part of the rag to dry it off.
     

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