iHow will bug spray affect figures?n/a    Seleção dos leitores (2017-06-19)

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03 dias atrásDaichukiyoDaichukiyo
horatio (3 dias atrás) #22332595Hand soap and water. Stat. Stupid bugs.

Thanks for the suggestion! ^^ I agree, bugs are the bane of my existence! ><
03 dias atrásDaichukiyoDaichukiyo
MC707 (4 dias atrás) #22319937I used to have a pair of sunglasses with a mirror coating. At the end of a hot, bug heavy summer day, I noticed the mirror coating ran down in a very messy pattern, completely and permanently ruining the sunglasses. The bug spray was the culprit, of course. I don't know what the bug spray had apart from the famous deet, but it's definitely not gonna help a plastic figure with coats of fine paint.
Definitely keep chemicals away from figures, even with my hate of bugs (specifically cockroaches, mosquitoes, and giant black butterflies witch moths) I would just wait it out until the invader left the area.


Awww sorry to hear about your sunglasses >< I agree that the deet stuff is really strong. I also agree with keeping chemicals away from figures, I'll definitely have to remind the person who sprayed the bug to wait until it moves away from the figures next time ^^
03 dias atrásDaichukiyoDaichukiyo
Vodkanroll (4 dias atrás) #22322216In that case, I would use water to wash out any trace of the spray. At least a minute or so under a water stream. I think that cold water would be better than warm (in order to minimize any chemical reaction).
In any case, please share what did you do and if your figure got any damage.
Good luck!


Thanks for the helpful advice! I ended up just washing it in cold water shortly after I posted the article and it seems to be alright so far. I didn't know cold water worked to minimise chemical reactions! ^^ I'll keep that in mind for future reference, and thanks for sharing! :)
03 dias atrásDaichukiyoDaichukiyo
belenaza (3 dias atrás) #22332857A few years ago I moved with my grandma, and the first week she told me that she used bug spray in my books shelves (where I also display my figures) just for caution. I almost had a heart attack and asked her not to do it anymore. Luckily, I didn't notice damage on the figures, only in the wood of the shelf. And in that case I can only recommend water.

Same, I also had a heart attack when I found out too! 0.0 I'm glad your figures were unhurt in the process, I also got lucky as mine seems to be fine after I washed her. ^^
03 dias atrásDaichukiyoDaichukiyo
ddnyz (3 dias atrás) #22323211Well you do live in Australia, the country known for big bugs :O

Haha it sure is! I swear everything is out to get you in Australia! ><
03 dias atrás (3 dias atrás)DaichukiyoDaichukiyo
angelbott (3 dias atrás) #22336817don't do bug spray on these like figures or something. O,o;; maybe get few plants whom bugs really hate. c:

Thankfully I wasn't the one to spray her (I would never forgive myself haha) >< Also, that's a pretty good idea though, I better turn my room into a greenhouse to keep away these pesky bugs! :)
03 dias atrásangelbottangelbott
don't do bug spray on these like figures or something. O,o;; maybe get few plants whom bugs really hate. c:
03 dias atrásbelenazabelenaza
A few years ago I moved with my grandma, and the first week she told me that she used bug spray in my books shelves (where I also display my figures) just for caution. I almost had a heart attack and asked her not to do it anymore. Luckily, I didn't notice damage on the figures, only in the wood of the shelf. And in that case I can only recommend water.
33 dias atráshoratiohoratio
Hand soap and water. Stat. Stupid bugs.
53 dias atrásddnyzddnyz
Well you do live in Australia, the country known for big bugs :O
14 dias atrás (4 dias atrás)VodkanrollVodkanroll
In that case, I would use water to wash out any trace of the spray. At least a minute or so under a water stream. I think that cold water would be better than warm (in order to minimize any chemical reaction).

In any case, please share what did you do and if your figure got any damage.

Good luck!
14 dias atrás (4 dias atrás)MC707MC707
I used to have a pair of sunglasses with a mirror coating. At the end of a hot, bug heavy summer day, I noticed the mirror coating ran down in a very messy pattern, completely and permanently ruining the sunglasses. The bug spray was the culprit, of course. I don't know what the bug spray had apart from the famous deet, but it's definitely not gonna help a plastic figure with coats of fine paint.

Definitely keep chemicals away from figures, even with my hate of bugs (specifically cockroaches, mosquitoes, and giant black butterflies witch moths) I would just wait it out until the invader left the area.
04 dias atrás (4 dias atrás)DaichukiyoDaichukiyo
dymitr (4 dias atrás) #22309582I don't have experience spraying bugspray on figures, but I have sprayed bugspray on a painted cabinet before. It caused the paint to run out and left a clear mark on the cabinet.
This happened almost instantly, so if you noticed no change in the paint (dryness/colour clarity) within minutes after you sprayed, you'll probably will be fine.
If you want to be safe you could consider dunking your figure in a bath of water, just to make sure most of it came off.


Thanks for the advice and sorry to hear about your cabinet. Thankfully her colors didn't start to run yet, so I quickly washed her in some cold water, so I hope that's alright. "^^ The spray also go on some of my figma bases so I'll guess I'll have to wash those in the morning ;~;
64 dias atrásdymitrdymitr
I don't have experience spraying bugspray on figures, but I have sprayed bugspray on a painted cabinet before. It caused the paint to run out and left a clear mark on the cabinet.
This happened almost instantly, so if you noticed no change in the paint (dryness/colour clarity) within minutes after you sprayed, you'll probably will be fine.

If you want to be safe you could consider dunking your figure in a bath of water, just to make sure most of it came off.