I recently took all of my Minimates down for their annual dusting and rearranging. This post offers three tips on how to quickly and effectively clean your Minimates. Over the course of a year there is definitely a visible layer of dust on the darker parts, as seen here:
There are 3 ways to clean your Minimates, depending on how dusty or dirty they are.
1. Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
This type of cleaning cloth comes with most digital cameras. They are for sale almost anywhere for a reasonable price. When used on a dusty Minimate, this cloth will remove the dust quickly and easily.
However if your Minimate has a lot of fine sculpted details, this cloth will not be able to reach them all.
2. Canned Air
For sculpted Minimate parts, I recommend using the microfiber cloth first, followed by a blast of canned air, followed by another wipe-down with the cloth.
3. Soapy Water
When the going gets tough, the tough get out the soap and water.
Now I just need to figure out how to display 900 Minimates in a space that can really only hold about 800…