I have several stuffed animals that are 55-60 years old. While they aren't
really dirty, they definitely are dusty and need revitalizing. I'm worried
that due to age they are fragile and don't quite know how to approach
cleaning them gently but thoroughly.
Some dryers have shelves for items like sweaters. I'm not sure if this is
something that is available at a coin laundry - maybe one that is more
upmarket? If they are valuable, you might just take them to a reputable dry
cleaner. Another possibility is to contact a museum to see if they could
give you some ideas.
On Wed, 05 May 2004 05:00:47 GMT, Wayne Boatwright
I would avoid getting them wet, as you don't know the contents.
How about putting them in a bag and using the hose of a vaccum to suck
the air out, which will help get some of the dust out.
You could also try a barely damp cloth or sponge on the surface. Just
make sure not to get the stuffing wet.
Put them in the sun to dry off, and fluff the fur.
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