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Old 03-01-2011, 08:06 PM
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I have two sets of Lincoln Logs that I bought second-hand. How do I clean the logs? I have tried googling it and even went to the web site by Knex and didn't find anything specific on how to do routine cleaning and sanitizing. What would you do?
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:49 PM
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Dump them in a sink/tub/container of water/bleach solution and start scrubbing with a scrubby brush. Rinse. Let dry on a towel overnight.
The bleach/water will not ruin them, just change the color.
Or, yu could always just use Lysol disinfecting spray.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:32 PM
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what color does the bleach water mixture change them?
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:08 AM
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Yikes what is on them? If they don't show any surface dirt then you shouldn't have to get too froggy with them.

We just do clorox anywhere spray on a rag and then clean them individually.

How many 10.5 inch sticks did you get in your batches? Not the roof stuff but the notched logs.
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I just lysol, unless there is some dirt then I take baby wipes or soap and water and gently wipe them down.
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yeah for my toys on a daily basis I use the lysol spray. For a soaking its bleach water. But the spray leaves weird residue on the hotwheels I noticed, so I started wiping them off with a damp cloth after they dry with the lysol spray. Just imagining the kids putting the lysol spray residue in their mouths yuck.
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Dump them in a sink/tub/container of water/bleach solution and start scrubbing with a scrubby brush. Rinse. Let dry on a towel overnight.
This is what I do. I've never had them change color though. I do it whenever they are out (they are a 'once in a while' toy') because the younger ones always seem to have them in their mouths.
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For those kinds of toys, I just put them in a zippered mesh lingerie bag and set them on the top rack of my dishwasher, hottest setting. (Especially now that my dishwasher sparkles...)
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I paid $3 and $5.50 for both sets at different places. They look clean and only one small log was chipped which I tossed. I now have a total of 175 pieces and over a dozen doors/windows/ladders/roofs, etc. I plan to split them in half because there is no way I need all those out at one time, but I like the variety I have. They all look clean for the most part and I will use bleach water mixture for the plastics. I love getting good deals and I just couldn't pass up these classics. I built a few towers already myself.
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