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3 Ways To Clean & Keep Dust Off Collectible Diecast Cars

Diecast cars are known for their accurate features and intricate designs. Unfortunately, all of the small details added to vehicles can make the areas prone to dust. As you purchase items like a 1969 police Chevrolet Camaro collectible, you want to ensure the item remains in mint condition. Learn ways to clean and keep dust off the toy cars with ease and without damage.

1. Microfiber Cloths

Just like waxing and wiping a real car, put a little care into the toy vehicle you own. Microfiber cloths provide an easy way to dust the exterior of diecast cars. The fibers are soft enough that you will not damage or scratch the vehicle in any way. The cloth also won't interfere with any of the toy car's decals.

You do not need any moisture with the cloths. The dry cloths will pick up the dust and allow the car to look brand new after a quick wipe. Purchase a pack of cloths and always have one on hand to clean off dust every couple of weeks or so.

2. Soft Bristle Brushes

One of the hardest parts of a diecast car to clean is the interior. There are a lot of small spaces including the dashboard, seats, and steering wheel. If the vehicle doors do not open, then your only option is to reach into one of the open windows. You do not want to put too much pressure on pieces and break off any elements.

Ideally, you want to purchase some soft bristle brushes from a local craft store. The bristles are soft enough to avoid any damage to the car. Use smaller brushes for the interior of the toy car. Gently brush away dust one or two times, clean the brush off with a dry tissue, and repeat the process. You do not want to continuously brush and just let the dust land inside the vehicle again.

3. Closed Cabinets

Once you dust off vehicles, you do not want to repeat the process over and over again. One way to help keep dust off is with a closed display cabinet. Clear glass walls will help you see inside the cabinet while dust stays out for the most part. In many cases, you will find yourself dusting the glass display doors rather than the collectibles inside.

For cabinet dusting, stick with a microfiber cloth that will pick up the particles and prevent floating dust from landing on your diecast collection.

Take your time to really care for the collection you keep and the collectibles will last you for years to come.

Contact a company like R and I Diecast for more information.