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LeosachLeosach6年前
After realizing some recurrent topics here on the blog area I’ve decided to start a series of tutorial posts to help collectors with daily problems we face when collecting, the first of them will be cleaning dust, although it is an old topic, I think it is valid helping.

If people likes, then I’ll talk about some other problems, like how to remove Small stains, bigger stains, how to remove mold, how to deal with melting PVC etc…


a) I do not own the truth I’m here also learning with everyone experiences, so please share and help.

b) Please if you have any suggestions on for the following topics please comment ^^v


Dust is a huge pain for everyone right? And frequently we need to clean everything and get rid of our greatest enemy, specially for those who can’t afford detolfs or people like me who live in countries where Detolf isn’t available for purchase.

In my case I Own a modified bookshelf and its closed with acrylic on each shelf (glass was to expensive by the moment I made it XD) the effect it’s the same, in the future I plan to change that.

But before that they used to hang in my regular bookshelves and that is where dust lives and like to accumulate, well how to clean it without damaging your figures?


a) Microfiber Cloths

Why microfiber? Well this cloth is delicate enough do not damage anything, so clean it up surfaces and figures with it, microfiber is a very common cloth you find pretty much everywhere from groceries to supermarkets.


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b) Make up Brushs

Yup, this is a very helpful tool a make up brush, you can easily buy in every make up stores or drug stores, it’s delicate and cleans a lot, plus using it to clean avoid damaging small pieces or details in figures, (like Nendos or figures with small detachable parts),


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Try NOT using dusters, since you can overthrow detachable parts or simply damaging some delicate ones, use the make up it is quite safer


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c) Current water

In the worst scenario you can bring your figures under water and cleans it, use a soft sponge, DO NOT use hot water, warm to cold is better, you can also soak it in water for a while, and DO NOT use chemicals please! Bleach etc… DO NOT do that since you can permanently damage the painting, just water and a neutral soap, use also the soft size of the sponge or a microfiber cloth to clean it.


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This are the most frequent ways to deal with dust and clean everything if you have another solution please share!

And thanks for reading it ^^
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Leosach Born this way
Trafalgar_DLaw4年前#4746885What is the difference between acrylic and glass?

Well... they're quite different materials... but you can clean both in the same way, although when it comes to acrylic with time he can get scratches and depending on the material you use to clean it you can stain it leaving it a little blurry kiling its transparency (hope my english helped me explain).
4年前
What is the difference between acrylic and glass?
4年前
Eu além de sofrer com a poeira tenho como inimigo número 1 a maresia..tirando as pelucias tenho que deixar tudo guardado em caixas e mesmo assim ela não perdoa ;-;
É uma agonia..
6年前
Shigerugal6年前#2000159So it doesn't cause scratches at all? (the end bits of the brush makes me think it might...even a little. D: ) I have nendoroids and other smaller figures so I'm always worried about somehow scratching them. And would it work with such small figures..or crazy dips and curves like capes (I'm looking at Lelouch and Suzaku on this one) ? If it really does work I'm up for buying it (I've been wanting to get a brush or brush set for my figures) !
It was originally design for Gunpla, and there's no figure in the world with more complicated parts than Gunpla. And as pictures show, it's very flexible + yes, it doesn't scratch, even on nendoroid.
It's Tamiya brand, every Gunpla or GK lover know they always bring amazing craft tools to us.
6年前
Leosach Born this way
RockGodItachi6年前#1998149 Also those other tips you mention there Leosach are very cool!

Thanks for your contribution and sharing your video ^^
6年前
Leosach Born this way
ponnie6年前#1997427 I've also seen people use compressed air for dusting..

fgrthiuy6年前#1997428Pressurized air of some kind or another is good too, it can help to clean tight spots and quickly cover larger areas.
An air compressor with a regulator and blowgun is best, it's good to not use the standard 100psi+ pressure that most compressors make,


endcollector6年前#1997758I would strongly suggest not using "canned air" for removing dust. Canned air is often not air at all, but is instead several different chemicals which CAN act as a solvent and damage the figure plastic or the paint or finish especially if the gas is allowed to recondense into liquid..


Thank you, you three quite gave a lesson about compressed air, thanks for your contribution to the topic
6年前
Leosach Born this way
darkrose6年前#1998023I would love tips to prolong figures life as much as possible: eg. to reduce leaning problems, oily problems, etc

Aokidanza6年前#2000130Being a relatively new collector, these are some fantastic tips. I hope you continue with these tutorials!

Thank you, I will continue with some other tutorial, the next one will be about stains etc... Glad I could help ^^
6年前
Leosach Born this way
Shigerugal6年前#2000159So it doesn't cause scratches at all? (the end bits of the brush makes me think it might...even a little. D: ) I have nendoroids and other smaller figures so I'm always worried about somehow scratching them. And would it work with such small figures..or crazy dips and curves like capes (I'm looking at Lelouch and Suzaku on this one) ? If it really does work I'm up for buying it (I've been wanting to get a brush or brush set for my figures) !

well I really prefer the Make up ones ^^
6年前
jkb6年前#1999577For a brush, I highly recommend Tamiya's cleaning brush (anti-static type) :
You can purchase it here : www.1999.co.jp/...
I'm still using mine and got it several years ago. I think you won't find anything better than this one worldwide.


So it doesn't cause scratches at all? (the end bits of the brush makes me think it might...even a little. D: ) I have nendoroids and other smaller figures so I'm always worried about somehow scratching them. And would it work with such small figures..or crazy dips and curves like capes (I'm looking at Lelouch and Suzaku on this one) ? If it really does work I'm up for buying it (I've been wanting to get a brush or brush set for my figures) !
6年前
Being a relatively new collector, these are some fantastic tips. I hope you continue with these tutorials!
6年前
PVC anime figure store.

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