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Collection cleaning

Post by Gremio » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:17 pm

I was just wondering how often do you guys clean your collection? most of my important figures are in cases so obviously they don't get touched, but I seem to have a ton now sitting on the shelf, personally I can't stand dusting so I put it off as long as possible :p usually once every couple of months.

How about you guys? do you clean yours more frequently, just dusting off or do you use something else?

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Re: Collection cleaning

Post by acetate909 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:17 pm

I don't use anything to clean the figures, if I need to get into a tight area I'll dampen a soft kitchen towel a bit but that's it...I always kinda make rearranging and cleaning a collective effort.
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Re: Collection cleaning

Post by ManicFunNoodle » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:50 am

The stuff in the display case I don't clean that often, but everything else gets cleaned when I polish the flat (a few times a week) sometimes il clean each toy, other times il just put a feather duster over them, depends how much time I have lol
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Re: Collection cleaning

Post by FORCEFIELDS » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:25 am

Does any one have any advice for cleaning dust from toys that use a lot of fabric?

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Re: Collection cleaning

Post by Stave » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:39 am

FORCEFIELDS wrote:Does any one have any advice for cleaning dust from toys that use a lot of fabric?
If its not too crazy, I would try compressed air.

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Re: Collection cleaning

Post by Domina » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:22 am

I think I'll use an old timey quilted cotton Diaper to polish all my resin,...picked by my dad's infant hand.And weaved by my late Grandma.
They're great for all dusting/polishing.

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Re: Collection cleaning

Post by NinJaSkills » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:40 pm

I use a swifter duster and a can of compressed air for computers
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Re: Collection cleaning

Post by django50 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:21 pm

Are Clorox wipes / baby wipes safe to use when dust accumulates ? Is there any chemical in them that will degrade/discolor the vinyl / plastic over time ? Or should I just stick to a light wet paper wipe /canned air blower?

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Re: Collection cleaning

Post by Stave » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:15 pm

Apparently some people are all gung ho to start cleaning their toys. The ONLY soap I would use on a toy if I truly felt like rubbing them down would be a very tiny amount of Dawn mixed with water. Anything else runs the risk of discoloring them down the road. How high of a risk? I have no idea.

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Re: Collection cleaning

Post by Celluloid Hero » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:39 pm

I've used swiffer cloths before, but for the most part i will use a microfiber cloth to wipe dust off. I never use any kind of soap, and rarely dampen the cloth at all.

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Re: Collection cleaning

Post by kaidoy021 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:51 am

I clean every few months if I remember. I use air can dusters and tooth brushes!

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Re: Collection cleaning

Post by noeleaser » Sun May 08, 2016 9:39 am

You can also pick up some mini lint rollers for your flocked toys! ... int+roller

I use them on all my flocked pieces and they work like a charm! For the hard-to-reach areas, I peel off one of the lint roller sheets and dab it into the corners to pick up that extra pesky lint..

The other method I use is my vacuum cleaner. I have a Dyson with an extendable wand. The wand has a brush attachment that I stick on and then I leave the wand in place. I turn on the Dyson, pick up each toy and run it over the brush (while all of the dust is being sucked into the vacuum.) Unless your vacuum brush is completely clean, I'd advise you to not use a lot of force. Something may be stuck in the bristles and scratch/scuff/mark up the piece as you drag it along the bristles. To avoid this, I put our vacuum brush in the dishwasher every month or so..

Attach the brush like this:

Suck the dust off the toys like this:

Please let me know if you guys need any more guidance or more details.. :)

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