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Swifter Dusters...

I used one last night and they work terrific. It has some type of adhesive on the feathers that just picks up the dust and you discard it once it fills up with dust. Their flexible as well. :mrgreen:

thought I'd share this with you guys.
 
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I agree! :mrgreen:

they are awesome, hopethey make a smaller 1 in the future for getting into small cramped areas! use it for the interiers
 

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Hey guys, I use the air duster, same thing they use to blow out dust from the computer and keyboard. It can get pricey though, depending how many models you have displayed. But it works great to blow out the dust inside the interior that way dust doesn't stick over time.

Hope that helps for you guys.
 
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i still use compressed air. it works fine as long as you keep using it. i have to try to swifter out.
 

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All my models are on display in glass shelved, glass door fronted cabinets I made myself, and which by chance have proved to be quite dust proof! ;-)
But even so there is often a little dust on the models when I get them out for photos and the like so what I use is a makeup brush (boy do I feel a bit odd buying them though!) which is great for dusting, and a good quality chamois cloth to give them a bit of a polish (especially when they are new out of the box, I find the chamois excellent for removing the residue and film left underneath the shipping straps).

I've used compressed air before too, and it is good but I find for serious dust (which thankfully I rarely see now!) a bit of mechanical action is needed and the brush works great for this!
 
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I dont know if anyone else does this but when Im gone for the day I just leave a few blankets over the cars and that helps alot. I figure since Im not looking at them why not.
 
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CollectorX,

Welcome aboard and glad to have you. :mrgreen:

I used to leave a neomax blanket over my stereo equipment while in college to keep dust off my stereo. It worked like a charm
I haven't thought about covering models up as I am at home most days and like to stare at them throughout the day. ;-)
 

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Another idea (untested I might add) may be to use those combination bulb/brush devices that photgraphers use. The bulb can be squeezed to blow air.

I still like canned air (PC keyboard type) since it's so efficient.
 

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I have my 95% of my collection in either single display boxes or in my display cabinet and the rest of them left in their orignal packaging. I got tired of cleaning my collection, it became very tedious work.

 

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lol you guys have probs with dust and your models,
, i have probs with dust in my computer rofl
, i have to clean out my pc every 3-4 weeks otherwise i get alot of build up which isnt good, and dont want comp to go otherwise no more diecast X :cry:
 

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I use the canned duster only to get the dust out from the interior of the car. In the beggining I have used it all over the car and guess what: the windshield developed thousands of small cracks. Thank God they are only visible in sun or strong light. Now I use a BLUSH BRUSH. It is much softer than a make-up brush. And no more broken antenaes!

Thank you guys for great tips.

Dan
 

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why not put em in display cases????? keeps dust off
road warrior how many cases do you think I need for 230 1/18 cars? Give me the amount in USD. For that money, I buy more cars and I will be glad to dust them, car by car. DUSTING GIVES YOU ANOTHER OPORTUNITY TO CHECK THE BABY OUT.

Dan
 
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why not put em in display cases????? keeps dust off
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If you really value your collection , then its worth giving them some protection . I have around 230 -250 1/18`s worth around $15k so isnt it a sensible move to invest $700-800 on display cases ?
All of mine were on open shelves , and while I did get some gratification from cleaning them , it did get a bit tiring in the end .
 

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Yes, I know what you mean. I don't like the fact that the dust goes everywhere in the cars and that makes it difficult to clean. Dust proof displays will come when I will buy my house and I will have my own basement.

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Swiffer dusters for the exterior and "Dust Off" compressed air for the interiors. I'm designing a new house with built in cabinets that should store up to 400 models behind glass. Hope this cures the dusting problem
 
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