iCan you use glass or window cleaner on figures?n/a    Readers' selection (2017-08-12)

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15 days agoMekunekoMekuneko
Azulejo (6 days ago) #24611944Thanks for the tips! Does compressed gas/air works as well as air compressor? Because I actually have one for cleaning my laptop.
I use it, but many people argue that it has some chemicals in it (that’s why the air you get out is so cold for example). So everyone doesn't agree, but I’d say it’s okay – however note that in the long run air compressor might be cheaper because you aren’t buying cans.
16 days agoAzulejoAzulejo
Thank you everyone for commenting!, based in your opinions I'll stop using glass cleaner, I just hope I didn't cause damage to any of my figures (Altought I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary, so I guess we are fine).
Have a nice day, everyone!
16 days agoAzulejoAzulejo
Ruttsu (6 days ago) #24618224I only wash a figure if cleaning with a brush isn't enough, but if I have to, I use a regular soap bar to make the water soapy, I just avoid any type of soap with special properties like for example: moisturizing or exfoliating properties XD
Thank yoy! I'll keep it in mind!
16 days agoAzulejoAzulejo
snowfei (7 days ago) #24580928I personally wouldn't use window cleaner on my figures... My collection is small enough that I can use luke warm water and rinse everyone off + wipe them dry with a soft cloth and be good.
On a side note though, make sure you're washing your microfiber cloth and you're not using fabric softener with it. No point in dusting with a dirty rag. :D

Thanks, I do wash my micrifiber clothes from time to time! It does matter if I use fabric softener?
16 days agoAzulejoAzulejo
chapters0 (7 days ago) #24567339I use windex and i never had a problem with it. the paint or coating has never come off or anything like that
Maybe the effects differ from one brand to another, for safety I would rather discontinue the use of window cleaner. Anyway, Thanks for your opinion!
16 days agoAzulejoAzulejo
Tachikomatic (7 days ago) #24559042Make up brushes does the job. Totally Agree with this text :dadrikyn (6 days ago) #24607660I just dust it off with a make-up brush, and then use a swifter pad to pick up the rest of the dust on shelves or large areas. The few times I needed more than that I just used a little water.
In fact I did buy a set of makeup brushes some time ago for this very same purpose, Thank you for your help!
26 days ago (6 days ago)RuttsuRuttsu as Ruttsu
Azulejo (6 days ago) #24610739Thanks for the suggestions! What kind of soap do you use? I've heard that dish soap works well.I only wash a figure if cleaning with a brush isn't enough, but if I have to, I use a regular soap bar to make the water soapy, I just avoid any type of soap with special properties like for example: moisturizing or exfoliating properties XD
16 days agoAzulejoAzulejo
Shaerileth (7 days ago) #24577855Make-up brushes and fabric softener sheets. Dust is attracted to things because of static electricity. Dryer sheets are made to make clothing not stick to each other and so rubbing them on any surface also helps keep dust away for longer. It never occurred to me to use fabric softener sheets, I'll keep them in mind! Thank you for the tip!
16 days agoAzulejoAzulejo
Mekuneko (7 days ago) #24551780I at least wouldn't use a window cleaner if it's made for glass, and I agree with Ruttsu (below).
Usually just wiping of the dust is enough anyway, makeup brushes are really good for this. You can also consider to get an air compressor to blow the dust off. That also works for computers.
layla-weston90 (7 days ago) #24558896I agree with Ruttsu, I never use window cleaner on figures as it's known for stripping the clear coating off,
I also agree with Mekuneko with the air compressor and make up brushes, I recently bought some make up brushes myself so I am able to get into the nooks and crannies on each figure to shift the dust, the make up brushes have soft bristles and come in different sizes, I also use luke warm water like Ruttsu for the more dusty figures :)

Thanks for the tips! Does compressed gas/air works as well as air compressor? Because I actually have one for cleaning my laptop.
16 days agoAzulejoAzulejo
Ruttsu (7 days ago) #24551246I would stick to lukewarm water and (neutral) soap, and don't take chances with glass cleaners, they have been used for ages to clean airbrushes (and used as an ingredient to make homemade airbrush cleaner) and also to thin some paints, even if there are some that could eventually be OK, there are others that can damage the clear coat and the paint.riringo (7 days ago) #24558647I personally find water and a brush/cloth is enough. All you really need is something to pick up the dust. At the most I would use mild soap on maybe very stubborn dust (like oily deposit from kitchen fumes). I would avoid any chemical cleaners altogether because you never know how it'll react with the paint. Thanks for the suggestions! What kind of soap do you use? I've heard that dish soap works well.
26 days agoadrikynadrikyn
I just dust it off with a make-up brush, and then use a swifter pad to pick up the rest of the dust on shelves or large areas. The few times I needed more than that I just used a little water.
27 days agosnowfeisnowfei snack expert
I personally wouldn't use window cleaner on my figures... My collection is small enough that I can use luke warm water and rinse everyone off + wipe them dry with a soft cloth and be good.

On a side note though, make sure you're washing your microfiber cloth and you're not using fabric softener with it. No point in dusting with a dirty rag. :D
37 days ago (7 days ago)ShaerilethShaerileth 「mother of a grimoire」
Make-up brushes and fabric softener sheets. Dust is attracted to things because of static electricity. Dryer sheets are made to make clothing not stick to each other and so rubbing them on any surface also helps keep dust away for longer.
17 days agochapters0chapters0
I use windex and i never had a problem with it. the paint or coating has never come off or anything like that
37 days agoxXsKuNkAyXxxXsKuNkAyXx
I just use a paintbrush to wipe it off, I mean the dust is never going to completely disappear so I don't see the point in washing them. I keep most of my figures in a detolf and honestly they hardly ever get much dust on them. I usually give them a quick wipe down every 2-3 weeks and they're perfectly fine.
27 days agoTachikomaticTachikomatic
Make up brushes does the job. Totally Agree with this text :d
layla-weston90 (7 days ago) #24558896I agree with Ruttsu, I never use window cleaner on figures as it's known for stripping the clear coating off,
I also agree with Mekuneko with the air compressor and make up brushes, I recently bought some make up brushes myself so I am able to get into the nooks and crannies on each figure to shift the dust, the make up brushes have soft bristles and come in different sizes, I also use luke warm water like Ruttsu for the more dusty figures :)
27 days agolayla-weston90layla-weston90
I agree with Ruttsu, I never use window cleaner on figures as it's known for stripping the clear coating off,
I also agree with Mekuneko with the air compressor and make up brushes, I recently bought some make up brushes myself so I am able to get into the nooks and crannies on each figure to shift the dust, the make up brushes have soft bristles and come in different sizes, I also use luke warm water like Ruttsu for the more dusty figures :)
37 days ago (7 days ago)riringoriringo
I personally find water and a brush/cloth is enough. All you really need is something to pick up the dust. At the most I would use mild soap on maybe very stubborn dust (like oily deposit from kitchen fumes). I would avoid any chemical cleaners altogether because you never know how it'll react with the paint.
67 days ago (7 days ago)MekunekoMekuneko
I at least wouldn't use a window cleaner if it's made for glass, and I agree with Ruttsu (below).

Usually just wiping of the dust is enough anyway, makeup brushes are really good for this. You can also consider to get an air compressor to blow the dust off. That also works for computers.
127 days agoRuttsuRuttsu as Ruttsu
I would stick to lukewarm water and (neutral) soap, and don't take chances with glass cleaners, they have been used for ages to clean airbrushes (and used as an ingredient to make homemade airbrush cleaner) and also to thin some paints, even if there are some that could eventually be OK, there are others that can damage the clear coat and the paint.