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Hey everyone! Quick question/advice needed... I'm going to be going away for about four months, and of course I'm planning on dusting all my figures off before I leave, but do you guys think it's really essential for me to put them all back in their boxes to protect them from dust while I'm gone, or will they be okay for me to just dust back off when I get back? None of them are in display cases of any sort, they're just displayed around my room on shelves, desks, and a few of them even on top of their boxes on the floor. Thank you in advance! :)
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26pt
I've dusted my collection about 0.06 times in the past 4 years. You'll be fine.
6 months ago
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1pt
Put a blanket or something over it to cover everything
6 months ago
1pt
If you're really worried I'd probably just put them all together on a flat surface and gently lay a sheet over them. Though, maybe not if a lot of them have really delicate bits.
6 months ago
2pt
Haven't needed to dust the place in the past few months, figures included :)
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6 months ago
5pt
If your figures are in a detolf shelf, I recommend to put a curtain or a big cloth that covers the entire detolf to prevent the dust from getting in. If you have some figures out in the open, I recommend to put them in a closet, where dust can't get in (depends on what type of closet you have). These are the things I do to prevent a lot of dust from getting on my figures when I have to leave for a long time.
6 months ago
1pt
Just to be safe, I would keep them in their boxes, since if there's a lot of dust that builds up, it can totally alter the way your figures look and it'll be more of a hassle to dust them off when you come back. I would definitely reccommend, if you have enough room or find one at a decent price, invest in a display case so that way, you won't have to worry about keeping your figures in their boxes for extended periods of time and it also makes it so that they don't have to be cleaned constantly.
6 months ago
5pt
If you're staying by yourself in a smoke/ pet-free home then I think you should be good with just the initial dusting. I'd only really put them away if there were pets or small children who could potentially break any of the figures.
6 months ago
3pt
Not to hijack the OP or anything, but I've noticed sometimes the areas where dust accumulates on a figure (like crevices or folds) tend to turn brown and leave stains. That might be something to look out for and I'll be happy to see any suggestions to deal with that too
6 months ago
1pt
tharglet (6 months ago) #45272901I've not dusted figures for longer than that... they'll be fine :P.
If you want an easy way of cutting down the amount of dust they'll accrue, you could throw some fabric over them so that they're covered. Or if you've got cubes (e.g. stuff like Ikea's Kallax) then you could hang a sheet over the front.
Good to know, and that's a fantastic idea. Thank you for your suggestion!!
6 months ago
1pt
WanderingWastrel (6 months ago) #45272803I've often wondered if going to the local university, and taking a few archeology courses to learn how they painstakingly dig up artifacts from the mud and muck, would be helpful in knowing the proper way to dust figures.
I might be overthinking it.
Hahaha great response. Lol
6 months ago
9pt
I've not dusted figures for longer than that... they'll be fine :P.

If you want an easy way of cutting down the amount of dust they'll accrue, you could throw some fabric over them so that they're covered. Or if you've got cubes (e.g. stuff like Ikea's Kallax) then you could hang a sheet over the front.
6 months ago
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