Lando General Cape

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Lando General Cape

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Hi all.

Not sure if this is in the correct place so apologies if not?

I have a really good Lando General and the cape, albeit it nice and neat still does have a couple of stains on. Anybody tried washing one or have recommendations foe cleaning please?

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You can wash vintage cloth accessories, just be careful. I have washed (amongst other things) a dirty Yoda cloak and brought it back up looking like new. I literally used washing detergent (a tiny amount :-)) in cold water (no reason to risk shrinkage!) and then gently rubbed the detergent and soapy water onto the cloak and scrunched up the cloak a few times, removing the stains under the water. Then repeat a few times in clean water to rinse out the soap, lay the cloak out flat to avoid creases, and allow it to dry naturally. Voila! A nice clean vintage Yoda cloak.

The problem you may have with a Lando General cloak / cape is that they often won't come off over the figure's head, and although the head can (I believe) be pulled off, I personally wouldn't want to risk doing that. Instead, I would accept the fact that the figure will get submerged in the water and simply wash the cloak as described above. After rinsing off the figure and cloak, I recommend using the edge of a piece of kitchen roll (because it's tougher than toilet paper) and push it into and around the neck, shoulder and hip joints to remove water. Pad the figure dry with more kitchen roll, then stretch the cape out flat and let it dry naturally.

Good luck, and perhaps show us all a before and after shot of your handiwork! :-)
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Hi Jeremy

Thanks for the pointers, most grateful. The cape is loose from the figure already so that’s not a problem in this instance. I’ll be very careful how I put it back on!

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Agreed, hand wash, cold water and a little detergent gently does it, should do the job.
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Thank you
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Ok, so tried the washing as per the instructions and other than a little patch of what now seems like slight discolouration the cloak has come up lovely, and the main dirt has come of, including a nasty spot of some kind. Very pleased so thanks again for the replies!!

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Harv10 wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:12 pm
Ok, so tried the washing as per the instructions and other than a little patch of what now seems like slight discolouration the cloak has come up lovely, and the main dirt has come of, including a nasty spot of some kind. Very pleased so thanks again for the replies!!

Cheers

Ian
Hi Ian,

That sounds like a result! Well done :-)

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However, I forgot to take pictures :shock:
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