I live in NY and my house had an electrical fire when power returned after hurricane Sandy. My family and I are fine, but the fire was centered in my basement work shop and storage area. Iíve lost about 50% of the Sideshow, Hot Toys and Medicom 1/6th figures that Iíve accumulated over the past 30 years. The others were tossed around or damaged by the firemen as they put out the fire. Most of the figures had been displayed but were in their original boxes. However, now the boxes are pulp and the figures have been either laying open or in their plastic packaging.
Has anyone had any success cleaning figures that have been heavily exposed to smoke or laying in blackened, wet insulation for 2 weeks? Iíd like to try and preserve whatís left and clean up the smoke-damaged figures that were on display in other areas of the house.
Iím assuming Iíll need a 2-stop process to first clean then deodorize the figures. I figure armored figures will fare better than clothed (e.g. stormtroopers vs. Jedi).
Any help is appreciated.