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  • Member since
    January, 2018
  • From: Gastonia, NC
Pesky dust
Posted by DRay1656 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:11 PM

I have a question I hope some of you might can answer for me. Most of my collection is in the clear plastic cases but I have about 8 or 10 that are not. My question is how can I remove dust that simply won't blow off? I'm afraid if I rub my cars and trucks hard enough to get the dust off they may break. Someone please help!!!!!

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:22 PM

I would go to a beauty supply shop and purchase a powder brush and use that to dust off your models. That's what I do and it works great.

High octane

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    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 4:00 PM
for stuck down dust, i usually wash my models in the sink with an old toothbrush. I've got an exposed shelf and after a couple of years, they are very dusty.
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Posted by htown3 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:39 PM

Find a suitable container and fill with water with a few drops of soap.  Soak overnight.  Rinse under the faucet with it running slowly.  Helps to have a screen in the drain to catch any loose parts. Dry using a folded paper towel as a blotter.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, January 26, 2018 8:58 AM

The above methods are all excellent and work well depending on how dirty the models are. After you get them cleaned, I would suggest giving them a rub with Tamiya model wax to make future cleanings and dust removal a snap.

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  • From: Gastonia, NC
Posted by DRay1656 on Saturday, January 27, 2018 2:24 PM

Thank you my friend, I will give that a try!

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  • From: Gastonia, NC
Posted by DRay1656 on Saturday, January 27, 2018 2:26 PM

Thanks for the tip, I have some that are pretty dusty, I will for sure be careful with the toothbrush though so as not to break anything!

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  • From: Gastonia, NC
Posted by DRay1656 on Saturday, January 27, 2018 2:28 PM

I am going to try this tip first, as it seems the least invasive. Thanks so much for the tip!

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  • From: Gastonia, NC
Posted by DRay1656 on Saturday, January 27, 2018 2:30 PM

Thanks for this tip, is this wax something I can find on ebay? The closest thing to a hobby shop in my area is a Hobby Lobby where they sell all kinds of crafts and things but not a whole lot of models or supplies.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, January 29, 2018 7:10 AM

DRay1656

Thanks for this tip, is this wax something I can find on ebay? The closest thing to a hobby shop in my area is a Hobby Lobby where they sell all kinds of crafts and things but not a whole lot of models or supplies.

 

I'm sure it is. The wax is commonly available, so any online hobby supplier that sells Tamiya finishing products should sell the stuff. A little goes a long way.

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