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How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Wed Apr 28, 2004 6:41 am

I'm wondering how :I can keep my diecast models clean of dust, any type of dirt/fingerprints, and anything alse that can harm it. Also, if it is already dirty/dusty, how can I clean it?

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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:29 am

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!

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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Thu Apr 29, 2004 8:26 am

I've heard using dryer sheets for dusting helps to keep dust away longer.
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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Thu Apr 29, 2004 8:44 am

I dust them.

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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 5:57 am

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.

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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:28 am

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.
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Keeping Models Clean

Sat May 01, 2004 8:23 am

I put mine in a curio. That way,no dust gets on them.
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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Tue May 04, 2004 12:32 am

About once a week I dust all my shelves they are one, even if there is little dust and just run the cloth over the model real quick. Nothing major.
 
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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Wed May 05, 2004 2:28 am

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.
 
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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Wed May 05, 2004 3:45 pm

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.
 
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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Sat May 08, 2004 10:20 am

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

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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Fri May 21, 2004 6:44 am

Good question

I have around 1200 models, on around 50 40cm*40cm glass Panels.
Every once in awhile I dust 1 or 2 of them.

The problem is, that my favourite 'panels' get dusted more often, while some others are really collecting dust...

Anyway, have fun and good luck dusting them  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Sat Jun 12, 2004 1:14 pm

What about Schabaks?
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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:18 pm

WOW SWISS, U HAVE A LOT

I have11, and only 2 of them a large scale ones

I dust them when i notice they are gettin dirty

I love em, so clean them every few days
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RE: How Do You Keep Your Models Clean?

Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:55 am

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...
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