What Do You Use To Clean Your Toys?

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  1. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    I was sitting here wondering what you guys and gals use to clean your MISB Toys and the loose ones as well?

    I'm still working on getting a curio cabinet. In the meantime, I'd like to know how to clean my collection without ruining anything.

    How do you get the dust off of them? Sometimes a feather duster doesn't get them all the way clean and it's hard to get in all of those little nooks and crannies in and on the toys themselves and sometimes the packaging.

    I don't want to use water and I'm not sure what types of cleaners will be too harsh for them.

    What about those cans of compressed air? Do the work at all?

    THANKS for the help to anyone who posts.
     
  2. emo_transformer

    emo_transformer Well-Known Member

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    ummm..... i don't clean them and if i do i use the ploish gloss cloth thingy ??????
    but other then that i don't clean them !!
     
  3. Boo

    Boo Addicted to candy canes.

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    I usually just give them a wipe down with a damp soft cloth. I use Q-tips to get to any hard to reach places. If that fails, a can of compressed air help get the dust off.
     
  4. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    For loose toys, playing with them is the best option.
     
  5. oddobot

    oddobot carpe diem all diem long

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    I just use swiffers. They work awesome! At least for me they do, I don't know if anyone else has used them, speak up if you have!!
     
  6. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    I've got an artist's brush I use to dust off my figures, very good at getting into crevasses and grooves which is essential for more modern figures with heavy molding. The brushes are stiff enough to get rid of thick dust but still soft enough to not scratch up any paint
     
  7. Master Megatron

    Master Megatron Action Bastard

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    I like a layer of dust on my toys.
     
  8. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I use paintbrushes, too, though they are only cheap ones so I don't think they are good for the plastic. I don't display my toys much anyway.
     
  9. AMG

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    I use a soft handkerchief to wipe them down.
     
  10. Getter Eagle

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    Swiffers. The dusters, or the cloths. They're soft, and they're inexpensive (especially if you use them to clean up around the house anyway) They pick up the dust rather than just spreading it around, they make cleaning everything faster than anything else I've used, and they're safe for the toys. You can clean a lot with a single cloth.

    I also use a can of air-duster (for keyboards) for hard to reach areas on older, or really dusty toys. This can get expensive, and dangerous, though. It works wonders, I have to admit, but at 5 dollars a can, and spewing out liquid nitrogen-like mist occasionally, its not my prefered way.

    Everyone should keep their collections clean. Period. Clean stuff and a good display is what seperates the collectors from the lunatics.
     
  11. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I use swiffers for the mib/sb and pledge grab-it's for the loose.
     
  12. Tech Spec

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    I use the swiffer duster :D 
     
  13. SamiWCP

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    When I've bought a toy that's really dusty, I'll usually use like goo-gone on a Q-Tip and clean it up. Works great for shining up chrome too. Just don't rub to hard or to much. Then a dried tissue or Q-tip to dry it up and wipe off.
     

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