|05-15-2009, 11:22 AM||#11|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: west virginia
When i got the general and my mobile command center, rolling thunder they were all dirty and nasty. The small parts on them i clean in the sink but for the main body i used the bath tub and old spice body wash which got the vehicles squeky clean and did not harm the stickers.
|05-17-2009, 03:20 AM||#12|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: CAMSAUKEN NEW JERSEY
I wash all my figures in the dishwasher when I win large lots. Not so much Joes but MOTU and other vintage lines. I'm not sure on vehicles as far as I think the clear glass may start to crack or craze but the plastic vehicle parts itself I'm sure takes a pretty high temperature to actually melt and do damage.
|08-06-2011, 05:58 AM||#13|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Any word on what works or doesn't work with this 2 years down the track.
EDIT: asking as I need to restore some dirty Flagg parts.
|08-06-2011, 11:32 AM||#14|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
I have heard of people putting their vehicles in the dishwasher before without issues. But I feel like that hand washing with a toothbrush is going to do a better and safer job. This is what I always do. It doesn't take that long unless it is a really big vehicle. And if it is, then it is usually worth the time to do it. I had to clean the Defiant with the garden hose outside. Too big for the bathtub.
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|08-06-2011, 12:11 PM||#15|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
I've done this very effectively with multiple restorations: '83 HQ, Tomahawk, Avalanche, Snow Cat, etc.
As has been stated, you will ruin the stickers if you leave them on through the dishwasher. Do yourself a favor and visit this site first: Cobra Stickers, Replacement and restoration stickers for classic G.I. Joe vehicles.
I break all vehicles down to their most basic components. Then, use an exacto knife to remove stickers and goo be gone to remove the residue before putting them in the dishwasher. When they come out they're pretty close to 'out of the box' I had as a kid.
I use Plast-X to restore windows/canopies and once all replacement stickers are on I use Armor All wipes to restore the plastic.
You'd be amazed and how great these come out through the process.
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|08-06-2011, 01:12 PM||#16|
Snow Serpent Officer
Join Date: Mar 2009
am sure it wouldn't be a problem...just a pain removing the screws...just take it eay on the heat..no need for something warping...
|08-06-2011, 01:31 PM||#17|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Tennessee Tri Cities
I do this with computer keyboards . Just be sure to wash in cold water the heated water option in some washers might melt the plastic.
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|08-06-2011, 01:50 PM||#18|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Roanoke VA
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