Whats the best way to remove dust from my Formers?

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  1. PropagandaWar

    PropagandaWar Well-Known Member

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    Im basically in the desert no grass a fan in the window and dust, dust friggin dust. I do not have room for glass shelving so my guys are out in the open. What are some ways to get the dust off quick? Is it safe to water dip them, air can them or just take a brush to them like I have been. Any suggestions would be great.
     
  2. ultramusprime75

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    i like to use a mechanical toothbrush the one i use is an oral-b works great for me just used on my g1 blur almost looks new
     
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    I use a paper towel to wipe off the easy areas, but for the smaller crevices, I use a q-tip. No water, etc.
     
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    i find the best way is to really just transform them 1-2, gets the main dust off, then use a q-tip like people suggested to finish it off
     
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    I use a microfiber cleaning cloth to do most of the work. They are very sticky and act alot like half of velcro. Once most of the dust is off I like to use an old tooth brush for the harder to reach areas.
     
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    I usually dust off what I can with my hands, then use a make-up brush (blush applicator?) to do the rest
     
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    Dirt =/= dust. Dirt is dirt. Dust used to be you.

    I use a brush on my figures while I have a vacuum hose in my other hand, so I'm not just displacing the dust only for it to reaccumulate back onto my shelves. I do it about once a month.

    Air purifiers help a bit too. Somewhat.
     
  8. Sol Fury

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    I've recently got one of those clothes that attract dust, which I used on some of my Movie TFs and it did a good job on picking up the dust. I think they're marketed over your side as swiffer cloths? That seems to work really well except for the really hard to reach areas. Q Tips are probably the best for that.
     
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    If some form of cabinet is not an option for you, I recommend only keeping a few out on display at a time. I shudder when I think back to my early collecting days and all of the time I wasted dusting.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't use a dishwasher. Especially not if your toys have painted die-cast metal parts.
     
  11. PropagandaWar

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    Thanks for all the advice.
     
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    I use a Q-tip dipped in Windex. Works great.
     
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    I use a 3 inch wide paint brush. The bristles are soft and works wonders. I use the corners to get into small areas and then the wide side to cover large areas.
     
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    I also use a large paint brush. It can work its way into the grooves.
     
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    i just dip in ultr pure di water and let set out to dry
     

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