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iHow do you clean figures well?n/a

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.

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01 year agoMugenTenshinFRDMugenTenshinFRD
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.
01 year agoitsame00itsame00
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?
01 year ago (1 year ago)amehybridamehybrid
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.
01 year agoJoniVeraJoniVera
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.
01 year agoSobzobSobzob ぜかまし
I'm quite lazy so I find compressed air very useful for cleaning figures. w
01 year agoDeathRabbitDeathRabbit
I use one of those soft microfiber cloths that trap the dust :3
01 year agoKuugaKuuga
maybe you can use mild dish soap n warm water
01 year agoMoroMoro
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.
01 year agoSNLSNL
sillyker0nian (1 year 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.
01 year agoponnieponnie ~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.

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