|Before the great clean up: |
Wash you hands after handling this toy.
At the farm where my wife grew up, which is a two hour drive away.
BUT I'm back now. When I got the 'Whale, it was pretty dusty. And some parts (especially the bridge) were seriously nasty. But with just a few minutes of work with some of those disposable paper towels drenched in fruit scented toxic chemicals used to clean bathrooms, we were as good as 1983 new.
Most of the hovercraft is smooth, which made cleaning it a breeze for the lion's share of the work. A few places on the outside of the ship have some nooks and crannies that required some q-tip-and-rubbing alcohol enhanced cleaning to get the dust and other grime off. The bridge itself was pure gross. I don't even want to know what was going on there before I got it, but its good now.
|Like it just arrived from the toy store.|
So that's the end of this chapter. I am going to shoot some emails and make some posts about looking for parts for this bad boy. If you have any leads for parts, or suggestions on the care and cleaning of vintage G.I. Joe toys, or good psychology jokes, please pass them along. Until then, take care.