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I'm usually dusting my models everyday and its getting really old as I don't have time to keep up on it.

I'm using air duster and a feather brush, but as soon as I dust, the next day its right back.

What are you guys using? Are there any dust repellents that aren't harmful to the paint surfaces of the models?
 
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This stund of me to ask but does the vacuming happen befor or after the dusting :? ? I do my house cleaning befor I dust my mods
because the vac blows fine dust all over :x & all I use to dust them with is swiffer cloths :mrgreen: because the dust sticks right to them! Air dusters & feather brushs disturb the air in that area, it will sweep/blow the dust off the mod but as soon as the air settels the dust will drop back to the ground covering whatever is in the way.(I have almost the same carpet as you X, I know your pain!!!! :cry: )
 

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Some of my models are out in the dust so I am experimenting right now with LemonPledge on them with good results so far. It seems to repel the dust or somthing :?
Makes them smell lemon fresh too! ;-)
 
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Someone suggested that I try Endust for electronics... bought some but decided against it as it smeeled too strong. :?:
 
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Some of my models are out in the dust so I am experimenting right now with LemonPledge on them with good results so far. It seems to repel the dust or somthing :?
Makes them smell lemon fresh too! ;-)
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One of the advantages of being in 1:43... :sm: - all mine are in acrylic wall mounted display cases. I use the 6 shelf 1:18 scale acrylics display cases with fold-up front doors.

I can get between 6 and 9 cars on each shelf. And I have 6 of these display cases.

This is also how I keep the collection growth in check - I buy a new case every 6 months or so, and then see what nice interesting cars I can get to fill it up.

That is MY secret to a dust free collection. :twisted:

-Paul
 
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looks great rc45. i wish someone would make a car hauler in 1/18 that is newer. so i can put vipers, vettes, or macs on it.
 
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Some of my models are out in the dust so I am experimenting right now with LemonPledge on them with good results so far. It seems to repel the dust or somthing :?
Makes them smell lemon fresh too! ;-)
OK, I actually tried this with a few mods this weekend, IT ACTUALLY WORKS REALLY GOOD! :shock: They got a really good shine
& the stuff that was mistakenly sprayed on the glass of the cars blended easily! :thumb: & yes the dust stays away, what is left can easily be wiped off with the swiffer duster! :mrgreen: Thanks for this sick idea MP!
 
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Thanks for this tip, I'm going to experiment with it as well.

Are you covering the entire car with pledge, or just using a light mist over them :?
 
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I used no name pledge! :oops: I sprayed area's such as the roof, hood,& doors & then just rubbed it all over(the excess) I did all my cars this way and they look better than ever! I was worried about the decals at first, but tried anyway with my AUTOart C5R, It was the selling point for me to try it on the rest( some mods with fragile decals like mclarens, you have to be touchy with, very soft. I just tryied to avoid touching the decals on those 2! they came out great though
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I used no name pledge! :oops:
I hope my 956L doesn't come lemony-smellin'.
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: No that 1 didn't get any, it came after the experement!!!! :sm:

By the way, the pledge stuff works great! I haven't reaplyed it since the first time, but still gives a nice shine!! & if I get a fingerprint on a mod all I have to do is wipe it off with a terri cloth. The pledge that's already on it will still help buff marks off, & saved my audi R8 from a crazy glue spill on it's noes cone! :cry: :x The glue hardened instantly of course & I thought that the mod was ruined, but since there was pledge on it the glue never made it to the surface to stick to. So the glue came off pretty easy with my fingernail!
 

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pledge? Is that a special chemical substance? :roll: Or is it just the lemon stuff you put on your food, in your drinks etc? If the last, then I should try it! :sm: The first I think I don't have :cry:
 
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A half decent display case with glass doors. That will keep the dust out a bit longer. If you know how to work with wood, you should be able to make some fairly cheap. :)

As for how to keep the dust out without enclosed cabinet, well, keep dusting! :sm:
 
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pledge? Is that a special chemical substance? :roll: Or is it just the lemon stuff you put on your food, in your drinks etc? If the last, then I should try it! :sm: The first I think I don't have :cry:
"NEVER PUT PLEDGE ON FOOD!!!!!!!!!! :oops: " It's furniture polish! Not very tasty at all :pke:
 
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