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Protecting SNES cartridges
May 27, 2013
6:57 pm
Masamune
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What are some methods you guys use for protecting your SNES carts from dust, dirt, etc? I usually have a dust cover for all of my games, and if I have the box, I’ll just keep them in there.I’ve found something interesting on Ebay that I may try down the road:

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It has a resealable flap so you can open and close over and over. This may be a cool alternative to regular dust covers.

May 27, 2013
11:22 pm
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I’m not too worried about my Super NES carts. I just put em’ all in a shoebox.

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May 28, 2013
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I keep my games on a shelf without dust sleeves, with the ROM board facing the back of the shelf.  Dust has been minimal.

 

I’m honestly not too concerned about dust when it comes to SNES games; the games themselves are almost indestructible and dust can be easily and safely cleaned.  

 

I’m personally more concerned with label wear and tear and sun damage.  From my experience, SNES games that are in poor cosmetic condition, but are otherwise perfectly functional, are quite common.  I don’t think I’ve ever come across a SNES cart in good aesthetic shape that didn’t work….

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June 5, 2013
3:49 am
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Well I bought these and I’ll give my impression of them once I open the package.

June 8, 2013
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Ah, I already have some of those ones Masamune. Been using them a while now. They are pretty good in my opinion and serve their purpose well. I also have some of those durable box protectors, they are a godsend for delicate SNES packaging. I did have a problem finding something for my SFC games but found a seller who had some cart baggies of thinner material so I took a punt. It actually was a good gamble as the carts (once in baggies) still fit snug in the SFC plastic inner tray.

June 10, 2013
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Yeah, well I’m guess I’m not too worried about dust either for Super Nintendo games (NES games are another matter), but insuring the labels are kept in perfect condition matters to me and these things may aid in that.

February 15, 2015
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I imagine in the US that it’s fairly easy to get hold of UGC’s and Box Protectors. For anyone in the UK, I recommend this guy, he can be really helpful and is a SNES enthusiast himself.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mick…..1543.l2654

 

Sentinel64 also has an ebay shop but you can use this link.

http://www.sentinel64.com/

February 17, 2015
10:07 pm
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For those wanting to keep their boxes in the best possible shape in the long term, there’s a seller on Ebay who sells plastic protectors for Super NES and N64 boxes. I bought some from him and I can say I’ll buy more in the future.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231148…..EBIDX%3AIT

February 18, 2015
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I just put a dust cover on my cartridges and organize the games vertically in a bookshelf. As for my cardboard boxes, I put them inside my SNES console box and put that box into a very large ziploc bag.

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