Posted by charlotte (18.104.22.168) on March 14, 2002 at 23:09:38:
In Reply to: How do you clean out thrift store/swap meet duckies? posted by Lisa on March 14, 2002 at 05:26:33:
Yeah, a lot of the swap meet ducks have mildew. A lot of them don't though. Anyway, you CAN get mildew out with a little work. You've got to soak them in a sink or bucketful of water mixed with a little bleach and then rinse the insides out a few times (or however many times it takes!) with the bleach and water solution. Doug tells me that Tilex works well too though I haven't tried it yet. I usually have a "dirty duck bucket" or two where I keep ducks 'til I can clean them and add them to my collection. It's a drag, but it's worth it!
> The idea of duckies found at thrifts/swap meets kind of grosses me out, as they're probably full of the mildewy remains of someone else's bathwater. There's got to be a way to clean that crud out! What would you suggest?