What do you do with dust?

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  1. Russian fan

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    I started collecting recently and my collection of TFs is very small, but I really love each of them.
    I study in University in another city and live in home only a half time (in holidays and some weekends). And every time, as I come to home, it's very sad to see a layer of dust on my TFs. I delete it by brush and microfiber-cloth (it was bought for the photo camera...), but, since I have almost only Leader class, it takes a lot of time...
    What do you do with dust? I think about it every time when I see a photos of gigantic collections...
     
  2. iDarkDesign

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    Buy a display case!

    Use brushes cloth etc.

    iDD
     
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    Aircan, brushes and Swiffer sheets.
     
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    I've found that using brushes (even super soft ones) on chrome, such as God Bomber, causes fine scratches in the chrome. So be careful.

    I use an air vacuum combined with a brush to get them spotless. But I don't use the brush on chrome obviously.
     
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    Yes, I know it. That's why I have a microfiber-cloth, it was created for photo camera's lens and literally absorbs dirt, leaving no divorce, no scratches, cool thing, it even can be washed, though it's expensive.
     
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    I see your predicament. My collection gets dust and I have to clean them up a few times a year, no other way unfortunately. Only a display case will really prevent dust build up, but I have no money nor room for that.

    I'm also interested about how to clean chrome effectively without scratching it at all.
     
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    part of the fun is taking them down dusting and rearranging posing them. :)  i use a makeup brush, but since i just got god bomber i guess i better find some microfider cloth!?! thanks for the heads up. :thumb 
     
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    I agree with micro-fibre as it picks up dust instead of moving it around but expensive? Must be different markets because it's cheap as chips here.

    Even display cabinets don't save you from dust, I have to get my figs out of detolfs every couple of weeks for a good dusting......glass shelves do tend to hide light/small amounts of dust better tho.
     
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    I usually take a swiffer to get most of it off. Then I take a wet Q-tip to get inside any tight spaces.
     
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    I just use canned air to get the large dust bunnies. Since they're going right back on the shelf (in most cases) there really is no need to get them spotless, so no brushes or clotches for me. Seems like a nice method and I may employ it at some point in the future, but thus far I've found canned air works just fine.
     
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    I yell at the dust, tell it it's not wanted here, and to move along. My hot air seems to work.
     
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    I dust with a very soft handkerchief.
     
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    Make-up fan brush for the figures, vacuum for the shelf.
     
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    You could also get one of those camera brushes with an air-bulb attached, that might help get some of the dust off and they're pretty cheap I think.

    Display cases are essential to preventing dust buildup, however.
     
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    I do it so often that all I really need to do is blow on the figure and it's good. However a few times a year they a get a real cleaning. I might have to go get some canned air though. That sounds like it will save me from being so OCD with a full clean on the figures. And now that there is only one smoker in the house that will lessen the need for me to feel they need to be cleaned as much lol.
     
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    there is this stuff at the hardware store you can get in the cleaning section. since your not around the display all the time you can leave it near them and it will attract the dust to it and extract moisture from the air so you dont have to worry about rusting metal pieces. it comes in a jar and its little white beeds. you just open the lid and it does the rest. sorry i dont know the product name
     
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    I collect it all into a neat pile, put a little crown on top of it and call it TFTM Starscream: post-Galvatron.
     
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    I do the brush and soft wash cloth to dust big areas.

    Need to do this again dusting that is, you can only really see the dust on black/gray figures.
     

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