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Old 12-12-2015, 05:23 AM   #1
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Statues/figure keeping and high temperature country

Hey guys. I've been a long time lurker but haven't really posted here until recently. I'm wondering if anybody has any knowledge or suggestions with this hobby and high temperatures.


I'm living in Australia and temperatures during summer in my city can get up to about 46 degrees Celcius (~115F), and is frequently over 35 degrees Celsius (~95F). I also live on the second floor (hot air rises and all). Obviously when I'm home I have the air conditioning on, but when I'm not I cannot afford to keep the air con running 24/7.


I'm wondering how this will affect my collection - I have both polystone and PVC figures, and I'm espiecially worried about my PVC ones.


Anybody in a similar situation or have experience?
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:46 AM   #2
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I live in Texas so I can understand the temperature. My collection is upstairs where there can be a 10 degree difference 75 down/85f up. When I am away the AC is set up to save costs. It may seem obvious but i have been keeping them out of direct sun light and shelving on a interior wall.

In the past 1.5 years of my collecting I have only had one PVC Diamond select fem fatales Cinderella started to lean this past summer. Scary thing was she wan in the middle of my collection and if she fell over .... My PVC Darkchylde figure is a similar pose but has the added cape to aid in weight distribution.

Haven't seen any of the poly-stone issues but I have read a few stories like SS Demithyle leaning after a few years.

its funny now but when I look at the $$$ of a statue and future leaning issues I take into account the pose of the statue, and how the weight is distributed.
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Old 12-12-2015, 02:32 PM   #3
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PVC can bend regardless of temperature tbh, especially older figures. Polystone SHOULDN'T lean, however it can also lean regardless of temperature due to poor casting.
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Old 12-13-2015, 12:20 AM   #4
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Statues should handle up to 135 degrees without any problems, as dao2 said the leaning is more of an issue with the engineering of the statue then the heat.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:07 AM   #5
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I personally could never live with such high weather issues.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:08 AM   #6
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I personally could never live with such high weather issues.
I can totally understand you. In general, in such cases, only an air conditioner can help you, with the help of which you can control the temperature at any time and do as you like. I personally used the aircon installation and the people there helped me and now everything is extremely easy to control.
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:55 PM   #7
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I'd like to use the opportunity to ask the opposite question: Does anyone know how cold temps can affect PVC/resin pieces?

While I do not live in an igloo, I often recieve statues during the winter. As am writing this, it's -22 F or -30 C outside. The backs of the trucks aren't heated, so the pieces may as well be exposed to the same type of temperatures.
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:58 PM   #8
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I've seen statue companies due heat testing but never cold testing. While extreme cold is likely not great for anything I don't think it will have any terrible affect on statues?
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:37 PM   #9
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I'd like to use the opportunity to ask the opposite question: Does anyone know how cold temps can affect PVC/resin pieces?

While I do not live in an igloo, I often recieve statues during the winter. As am writing this, it's -22 F or -30 C outside. The backs of the trucks aren't heated, so the pieces may as well be exposed to the same type of temperatures.
Extreme cold affects the paint and resin mostly in regards to expansion/contraction. Could lead to cracking of either.

To minimize any effect, it's always best to slowly acclimate the statue to 'normal' conditions. That means it's best to leave it in the box for a couple days once it arrives. Styrofoam packaging is a good insulator, but it just delays a temperature change within. That means it's good at slowing down the temperature change process - both ways. Regarding temperature, extreme temperature swings (+/- 20F) within 24 hours, pose the most risk.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:38 PM   #10
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Hey guys. I've been a long time lurker but haven't really posted here until recently. I'm wondering if anybody has any knowledge or suggestions with this hobby and high temperatures.


I'm living in Australia and temperatures during summer in my city can get up to about 46 degrees Celcius (~115F), and is frequently over 35 degrees Celsius (~95F). I also live on the second floor (hot air rises and all). Obviously when I'm home I have the air conditioning on, but when I'm not I cannot afford to keep the air con running 24/7.


I'm wondering how this will affect my collection - I have both polystone and PVC figures, and I'm espiecially worried about my PVC ones.


Anybody in a similar situation or have experience?
Would recommend at least adding a dehumidifier near your statues.
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