Figure Care/Cleaning Guide
Got weird spots or stains appearing on your figures? Paint losing it's luster or just getting dirty?
Caring for and cleaning your anime figures properly can help to maintain their value and ensure that they remain in good condition for years to come.
Here is a guide on how to care for and clean your anime figures:
Keep your figures in a cool, dry place: Anime figures are sensitive to heat and moisture, which can cause them to warp or degrade over time. Avoid exposing your figures to direct sunlight or other sources of heat, and make sure to keep them in a cool, dry place.
Handle your figures with care: Anime figures are delicate, and can be damaged easily. Be gentle when handling your figures, and avoid applying excessive force or pressure. When picking up a figure, be sure to support it from the bottom to prevent it from falling or getting damaged.
Use a soft, dry cloth to dust your figures: Dust can accumulate on your figures over time, which can cause them to lose their luster and become dull. To remove dust, use a soft, dry cloth to gently wipe your figures. Be sure to use a light touch and avoid applying too much pressure, as this can cause damage.
Use a soft-bristled brush for stubborn dirt: If your figures have stubborn dirt or grime on them, you can use a soft-bristled brush, such as a toothbrush or make up brush, to gently remove it. Be sure to use a light touch and avoid applying too much pressure, as this can cause damage.
Use a mild soap solution for tougher stains: For tougher stains, you can use a mild soap solution to gently clean your figures. Mix a small amount of mild soap, such as dish soap, with water to create a soapy solution. Dip a soft cloth into the solution and use it to gently scrub your figures, being careful not to apply too much pressure. Rinse the figures thoroughly with water to remove any soap residue.
Dry your figures carefully: After cleaning your figures, be sure to dry them thoroughly to prevent water damage. Gently pat your figures dry with a soft cloth, and avoid using heat or harsh chemicals to speed up the drying process.
If you have pets and are keeping your figures in a display case then you should do your best to fill in any gaps in the case where hairs or dust can get inside.
Following these steps will help you to properly care for and clean your anime figures, ensuring that they remain in good condition for years to come.
Figures are made from a plethora of different materials and paints, not all will respond to the above techniques in the same way so it's important you always test your cleaning on a patch of the figure that is small and out of usual eye sight before committing to the whole figure.
Share any tips or tricks you've come up with over the years in the comments!