Sunday, November 6, 2011

You're Chance to Earn a Free Chandler Piece of Your Choice!

O.K. Here is the deal. I'm so busy finishing up these Diabots at the moment (so I can send them out to you guys early next week), I haven't had the time to research a question a few of you have been asking me, which is:

"Dear Meg,
  I have had my Chandler for awhile. How can I clean him?"

I started to look up the answer, but I wouldn't want to post my answer until I've tested it out. I thought, why not have some of you test it out for me?

So, if anyone would like an opportunity to earn a free Chandler the Robot piece of jewelry of your choice, take a "before" and "after" photo of your Chandler and your Chandler who has just had a bath, and post some directions in the comments below about how to clean him. I'll choose the answer I'm looking for, and that person will receive their free Chandler.

This offer ends next Sunday.

Good luck!



  1. Count me in :)

  2. hm, I think I'll give it a try!

  3. I am free all day, this gives me something to do :)

  4. How I cleaned my Chandler:

    1.Make a solution out of warm water, a few drops of lemon or lime juice (I used lime juice), and a teaspoon of salt. Mix it thoroughly.

    2. Let Chandler sit in this solution for 5-10 minutes.

    3. Remove Chandler from the solution and rinse him thoroughly. If he's not quite to your standard yet, repeat the above steps.

    4. Polish him off with a polishing cloth and then he's as good as new!



  5. Cleaning Chandler with Ketchup:

    1. Squeeze a spoonful of ketchup onto a clean table cloth.

    2. Rub it on the spot you want to clean.

    3. Leave a thin layer on for 10 minutes.

    4. Rinse the table cloth and let it dry.

    5. Rub away the ketchup with the clean cloth.

    6. Buff until shiny and polished.



  6. 1. Make a mixture of lemon juice, water and a little bit of baby shampoo.

    2. Let you Chandler sit for about 10 minutes.

    3. Remove your Chandler and rinse in lemon juice with a little bit of water.

    4. Scrub your Chandler with a cotton swab dipped in the first solution.

    5. Rinse and Dry your Chandler.



  7. Cleaning Chandler Using Vinegar and Salt

    1. Put an 8th of a cup of vinegar and half a teaspoon of salt into a measuring cup.

    2. Mix until most salt is not visible

    3. Put your chandler into the solution and make sure it is fully submerged

    4. Let it set for about 20 minutes (but you may want to double the time if you have a bigger chandler because Willie is much smaller)

    5. Get some paper towel and rub the chandler clean

    My pictures are attached in an email titled
    'Before and After Cleaning My Chandler'

  8. Would the process be different for cleaning the polymer clay vs copper Chandlers? I'm not sure how polymer clay or its finish might react to different cleaning solutions.

  9. Hey Meg, does only one person win the free chandler? Or does only the best answer win?

  10. In order to clean my Chandler I mixed warm water (enough to submerge Chandler), lime juice (as much as I could squeeze from one lime), and a few pinches of salt into a bowl.
    I then soaked my Chandler for a few minutes, until the body looked shiny once again. I then took a smooth cloth, dipped it into the mixture and worked it into the more tarnished areas. I then made sure to rinse Chandler thoroughly, as lime juice is highly acidic.

    I'm pretty pleased with the results:



  11. Copper tarnishes when it reacts with elements in the environment. To clean copper, those extra elements need to be removed. This can easily be done using a mix of salt and a weak acid. My Chandler robot doesn't get too dirty because I don't touch him with my hands, but my necklace will tarnish where it touches my neck. I like sprinkling salt on a wedge of lemon, and then pulling it along the necklace. I'll run the necklace through a few times, rinse it well in water-- make sure to get all the pulp off!, and thoroughly dry it with a towel or napkins. You'll want to make sure to get all the moisture dried or else the necklace will start to rust. For a more passive approach, then I'll sprinkle salt over the necklace and then cover it with white vinegar overnight. Rinse it clean in the morning and dry thoroughly.



  12. JB,

    Thats the same with me! I've only had Willie since mid July this year, so it's still in pretty good condition. That's why when I tried to clean it, it didn't look very different. I sent the before and after pics to Meg abd a picture of the chain. That's where most of the difference was.

    So I think my solution worked, but it didn't show on the Chandler because it's already clean.

  13. Before


    • 3 Cups of distilled water
    • 1 Teaspoon of Vinegar (can be substituted with lemon or lime juice)
    • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
    • Brasso or any copper polishing compound

    The Acid Bath
    1. Make a solution out of warm/ hot water, vinegar and salt
    2. Let Chandler sit in this solution for 10-20 minutes
    3. Remove from solution and rinse under sink for at least 1 minute to remove all of the cleaning solution
    4. Dry with cloth
    5. Apply a thin film of polishing compound on Chandler and let dry
    6. Polish off compound with a clean towel until desired finish is achieved
    7. With a clean portion of towel continue polish till all residue from compound is removed
    8. Rinse and dry if desired