I'd strongly recommend getting a GMP Cleaning Kit to any serious collector. My mother bought me one when she was on holiday in the USA earlier this year and since then I wonder how I managed without it! It's inexpensive and it works wonders for the models in several ways:
- It gives the models a shine better than when you first bought it, especially on darker coloured models
- It protects the paint
- You don't need to dust your models anywhere near as frequently
- It helps bring out scuff marks on the painted and plastic surfaces
For less than $25, I'd say that it's a bargain and a "must have" accessory to a model collection, especially if you don't have them in a closed display.
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As all the waxes/polishes are labled "Diecast Wax" or "Diecast Polish", I think any 1:1 polish will deliver the same effect. Almost everything in this kit can be purchased at Wal Mart or similar store.
The small brushes work great, and the gloves are just superb(maybe a little too small, doesen't help much that I'm wearing a cast).
I'm currently using a 1:1 polish right now and it works great. Once I start using this kit, maybe I will notice a difference. The 1:1 polish/cleaner I'm using now is also from Meguiar's.
If you don't have one, I would recommend it to any collector who prides their collection. Seriously. I used two of the products from it tonight, the "Professional Show Car Glaze" which is a liquid polish/wax. It went on like smooth, then hazed up and after wiping and some buffing it left a tremendous shine. I then applied ""Professional Final Inspection" which comes in a spray bottle. I only used a little, but it was just as impressive.
I used these on a Maisto model and the shine it left was remarkable. As this was my first time using the kit, I was doing more experimenting, so as I learn the characterisitcs about which combo offers the better shine, I'm sure the finished shine will look even better.
This kit ran me the price of a model car, and I'm more than likely going to order another one in the morning. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: