Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5551 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8353 times:
Unless you can get a clear, plastic covering, then there's really nothing you can do. I dust mine every 1-2 months. I also keep them out of the way in the sun, in a shadowed area, as overtime the sun will suck the color right out! If it's really dirty, try running over it with your finger, or use a really light feather duster!
Airways45 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8308 times:
Hi use car wax. This is excellent at keeping my large scale travel agent style models clean, plus, if you suffer from yellowing of decals use a car polish carefully and watch the yellowing go away. It does work, honest. They also seem to repel the dust.
LHcapt2007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8303 times:
If you want to be simple just use your shirt to remove most blotches(especially a thin cotton one), but sometimes its better to dampen a towel to get a lot of dust off. I've noticed that if i keep a fan running in their general direction, it tends to keep dust away longer. However, if you mess around with them a lot (saying they're gemini) dust rarely forms if you keep a clean house.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3811 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8245 times:
Most of my 1:400 die casts are displayed in an enclosed cabinet with glass doors for viewing -- no need to dust or clean so far. Otherwise, two of the best ideas I have discovered for keeping models not kept in enclosed storage clean and dust-free are:
1) a 1" wide makeup brush (stolen from my wife -- ssshhhh!!!) with fine, very soft bristles that was never used for its intended purpose, and
2) use my airbrush (without paint cup attached!) to blow the dust off -- great way to get at all of the difficult to reach places like wing/tail to fuselage joint areas, etc.
Mark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8220 times:
Believe it or not, I have actually used my wife's hair dryer to blow the dust off. It's pretty effective but the solution is to enclose your models behind glass or plastic. I can't see myself dusting 1000+ models on a regular basis.
A330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 8199 times:
i only have 4 that stay out displayed
every once in a while, like once a month i just get a pencil or something, wrap some kleenex or toilet paper around it, and clean the airplane carefully, and reach into all the small places like between wheels, engines etc...usually works well
reminds me i should clean em now, lol haven't done it in about a month or so
Nudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7994 times:
I use pressurised air, like you can get in an office store for cleaning printers and keyboards, also i use these disposable cleaning clothes i clean my glasses with, pretty effective, but my collection is not too large, only about 10 or so...