This is the second time I’ve come across a PVC figure that developed a sticky layer on the surface. In fact, I’ve previously made a post about cleaning nendoroid petites that have also suffered the sticky layer syndrome. This time the reason for this occurrence is clear – it’s because poor Miku was left inside the blister packaging for too long. Maybe 2-3 years long, oops. So when I finally took her out of the box, some parts of her felt sticky. Not all parts though like the Suzumiya Haruhi nenpuchis. Anyway, I couldn’t stand that sticky feel so I decided to clean Miku. Besides, where I live now gets dusty pretty easily so I would not want dust sticking to her.
I pretty much followed the same method as before:
- I placed the nendoroid parts into a bowl full of water and then added some washing liquid. I rubbed all the parts in that diluted solution with my fingers. There were small bubbles around and I don’t think they all disappeared like before. However, I think it’s because HK’s tap water is different to Sydney’s – soap suds form much more easily with HK’s tap water.
- I left them overnight for roughly 12 hours.
- Then I rinsed them under running tap water and patted them dry with a cloth. Afterwards, I left them to dry on top of the same cloth.
- There were a few pieces that still felt a bit sticky so I repeated the first step again but left them soaking for a few hours instead of 12 hours.
- I did the rinsing thing again and after drying them, all the pieces were no longer sticky!