Dusty, Scratched, Dirty

You have purchased your model; you have it placed in your office or home. Recently you have taken the model out and it has collected some dirt over the years.

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Here are some hacks we have figured work best for a model to still look brand new. If you have a tiny shop vacuum they will be fairly useful for cleaning. If you do not and do not want to purchase one we recommend the following options!

These are all smaller items and can be made specifically for cleaning a model. The best option is a brush. We prefer you use a paint brush;the bristles are soft and smooth. This is so any dust that isn’t loose gets deep down in other areas where it can be hard to get to. Next is compressed air that is often used in an office setting. This gets even smaller spaces a brush can’t get through. You must be careful when using compressed air because it could move some landscaping or foliage that isn’t placed properly. Once the dust is good and gone up next is liquid cleaners. Some chemicals can affect the paint or plastic of a model. Soap and water does the trick. Apply to a wash cloth and remove any excess dirt.  Then let the model air-dry and your model will look as if it came straight from the shipping box. We also recommend the models to be cleaned monthly if at all possible.

If you have any questions or are needing more information do not hesitate to ask us!