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PostSubject: white powder on toys? any way to clean this up?   white powder on toys? any way to clean this up? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 15, 2012 11:17 am

I probably asked this before but here goes.

Is there a way to clean up the residue white powder on the figures? I got a chewie and zuckuss affected this way. Its not dust but some white powder that does not seem to want to go away, probably a chemical reaction with the plastic but id like to know if there is a way to clean it.

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PostSubject: Re: white powder on toys? any way to clean this up?   white powder on toys? any way to clean this up? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 15, 2012 11:19 am

Pics would help. White "frosting" is usually mold. A little time under a heat lamp or even in good enough sun will take care of it.

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PostSubject: Re: white powder on toys? any way to clean this up?   white powder on toys? any way to clean this up? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 15, 2012 11:25 am

i don't have pic handy right now but on my chewie it is in the crevasses of the toy. I originally tried to wash it off with mild dish soap and water but it still is there, Not the end of the world but a little annoying since the figure is super nice.
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PostSubject: Re: white powder on toys? any way to clean this up?   white powder on toys? any way to clean this up? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 15, 2012 11:55 am

Like John said its a kind of mold. Stick it in the sun for a bit and it'll go away. Or under a lamp for awhile. It happens all the time to be honest.
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PostSubject: Re: white powder on toys? any way to clean this up?   white powder on toys? any way to clean this up? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 15, 2012 1:05 pm

so put him on the ledge of a window? roughly for how long? until the stuff goes away?
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PostSubject: Re: white powder on toys? any way to clean this up?   white powder on toys? any way to clean this up? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 15, 2012 2:07 pm

When I've tried the sunlight method on moc figures, you can litterally watch the 'frosting' melt away within a matter of minutes. With regards to loose figures, I have manually removed the 'frosting' by wiping with some damp paper kitchen towel. The figures were then wiped over with a dry towel. Once teated, keep an eye on the figures, as the 'frosting' can come back!
I've found that B-wing Pilots & Imperial Dignitary figures seem to be particularly prone to 'frosting'.


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PostSubject: Re: white powder on toys? any way to clean this up?   white powder on toys? any way to clean this up? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 15, 2012 2:18 pm

You could snort him clean... and if you get sick, call the FBI and tell them you have white power on your figures

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PostSubject: Re: white powder on toys? any way to clean this up?   white powder on toys? any way to clean this up? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 15, 2012 3:16 pm

lol, i can see this:

Vintage star wars toys smuggled across borders in magic white powder bags bags to avoid paying customs fees.


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PostSubject: Re: white powder on toys? any way to clean this up?   white powder on toys? any way to clean this up? I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 16, 2012 12:43 am

I have a MOC Vader I've just recently tried this with. On two different days, I put it on a sunny window ledge, and the "frosting" went away, but in both instances, it came back the same day. The first time I left it in the window a couple of hours, and the second time I left it most of the day. I just kind of gave up.
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