FAQs About Diecast Collecting
Diecast car collecting is a hobby enjoyed by many. Some people have vast collections of cars while others are just starting out. If you are a collector who is just starting out, these FAQs about diecast collecting should help you learn a little more about this fun hobby.
- Q: What are the best diecast cars to collect?
- A: There really is not a particular car that you must have in your collection. Your collection can reflect your preferences. If you are NASCAR fan, for instance, then collecting NASCAR cars is for you. Something to consider in collecting diecast cars is the production number. The lower production numbers are generally more valuable.
- Q: Are the boxes important in car collecting?
- A: Yes, the boxes are as important as the cars. Having said that, do make sure to keep the boxes in excellent condition.
- Q: What is a good way to keep track of and organize a collection?
- A: Some people like to use ledgers with entry slots for the model, date of purchase, price and manufacturer. You should get a folder to keep the registration and instructions for your cars. You might also take pictures of your cars and attach them to your paperwork. Computer software is also available for keeping track of collections.
- Q: How do you take care of the car models?
- A: They require very little maintenance. You should keep them in display cases and out of direct sunlight. If you have a car with a dull finish, use a little wax or polish to improve its shine. Use only wax or polish that is recommended for clear coats. Using any other type may scratch the car’s surface. Avoid using solvents; solvents can soften the car’s paint job. Brushes and small vacuums used to clean computer keyboards are good to remove dust from the cars.