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Offline Dick dastardly

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Best way of cleaning you built models
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:46:03 AM »
My models have become very Dusty, after my man cave was moved into the garage
 can you please help me out by advising me the best way to clean them  so I look
 fresh again.
 many thanks
 Dave
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Re: Best way of cleaning you built models
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 01:12:49 AM »
A make-up brush is superb for lifting dust off and away from your prised plastic.  ;)

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Re: Best way of cleaning you built models
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 01:22:04 AM »
Some people use their airbrush (withhout any color of course). You can simply blow the dust off your models.
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Re: Best way of cleaning you built models
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 03:07:00 AM »
I use a large sable brush normally used for water colour painting. I just do it very gently because I have in the past removed all sorts of things from models accidently. Try not to put your thumbs or fingers on it as can glue some of the dust on.
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Offline wmoran

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Re: Best way of cleaning you built models
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 04:16:32 AM »
Bob,

You don't worry about getting some of your blush on your models from the brushes?  ;D

Bill

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Re: Best way of cleaning you built models
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 05:18:30 AM »
 thanks a bunch guys,  you forgot to warm me
 about the weird  looks I would get when I asked
 the lady behind the counter, in the chemist whether make-up brushes were
 and I wanted for my model aeroplanes... as if she believed me.

 more serious note, thanks for that,  I managed to remove the dust of one of the models,
 however, as Alan said about welding the dust, I think that may have happened in the past
 as is removing some of the surface dust but the actual paintwork itself still looks very grimy
 in a dusty type way,  would anyone suggest a small amount of detergent and water,
 trouble is there's quite a bit of rigging.  thanks  Dave
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Offline Bughunter

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Re: Best way of cleaning you built models
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 07:01:43 AM »
In my glass cabinet the models stay clean, but after exhibitions I clean them using a soft brush and a vacuum cleaner (on the lowest power setting!) tube nearby.

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Re: Best way of cleaning you built models
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 12:38:04 AM »
Bob,

You don't worry about getting some of your blush on your models from the brushes?  ;D

Bill

The amount of models I build I'd be happy to put dust on them!  ;D

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