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How do you clean figures well?

So, unfortunately, I've been displaying ITEM #29253 next to my computer ever since I got her at AX2011. And, well - she's filthy. Of course I clean my figures every few weeks, but, her hair just won't get clean! The material required to have that sheen is just a magnet for dust, I think. it also dosen't help my town is classified as a "semi-arid desert" and there's a huge patch of dirt a few doors down It's getting to the point where I need to do something about it.

How can I clean her hair? I've heard of using soap and water, but, I don't know what soap to use so I don't ruin the paint and/or plastic on her. And, can I dunk her in water? Or, is that a big no-no for figures? And, what can I metaphorically scrub her with? I've also heard of using tooth-brushes, but, I just see visions of scratches everywhere on her ;______;

The rest of my figures are pretty easy to clean, and, these ones and everything after that I get are staying sealed in their boxes until I get a display case: ITEM #72269, ITEM #12045, ITEM #27699, ITEM #2423.

And, by the end of this year or when my meetings for AnimeEXPO start up again, I'm going to my nearest Ikea and getting a Detolf.

Some links to help:

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0pt
I have some hobby model brush thingy, not sure what's it named exactly, but it's perfect.
Basically it's just a brush and you can spray air out at the same time.
What I do to clean it is usually just use model brush, then I use a moist mini/micro towel, then dry her.
I only have 2 figures outside my display case though, but yeah.
5 years ago
0pt
Since this is a cleaning figure post can I ask a question?

I have an airbrush that I used to use for my gunplas, which I now want to use to clean my figures. Is it okay if I just load it up with luke warm water and use it to spray on my figures? Then after just dry it up using the airbrush as well?
5 years ago
0pt
Don't know if it damages the paint but try toothpaste and old used soft toothbrush. Apply as mildly as possible. Dilute the toothpaste if you want.
5 years ago
0pt
Kneaded eraser. I didn't clean her for two weeks and she was good as new after I was done. Very gentle and the sticky grit captures dirt easily.
5 years ago
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Sobzob 神座万象
I'm quite lazy so I find compressed air very useful for cleaning figures. w
5 years ago
0pt
I use one of those soft microfiber cloths that trap the dust :3
5 years ago
0pt
maybe you can use mild dish soap n warm water
5 years ago
0pt
I have had good results with mild dish soap and lukewarm water, using an ordinary paintbrush to scrub in small crevices and then a fan to dry without leaving smudges.
5 years ago
0pt
sillyker0nian (5 years ago) #1079246Can I use Dawn Dish soap and microfiber towels?

No, if you're using any chemicals then use liquid body soap, the mildest the better. The towel shouldn't be a problem.
5 years ago
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ponnie ~Donyatsu Huntress~
I used a soft wet cloth to clean my Alter Mugi's hair. And, yeah, make-up brushes are awesome for dusting figures.
5 years ago
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