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Cleaning Plasticizer Residue
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Pengwen
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Cleaning Plasticizer Residue

I have a pair of FF Cotton Candys I'm cleaning. I discovered that they're both sticky inside, and after some research learned that the cause is the plasticizer breaking down.

What I haven't found, however, is how to clean out that stickiness. Any suggestions? Is it just a matter of scrubbing enough, or is there a cleaning product I can use? Boiling? Bleaching? I'm hoping there is a cure.

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Cleaning Plasticizer Residue

Not sure if there is a cure for it, but what I've done is to gently clean with soap and water the outside (never beheaded a pony myself =X).

Other thing that I've donde is to pass a piece of cotton with oxigenated water, but... the stickiness returns after some months, sometimes earlier.

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Calico_Star
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Cleaning Plasticizer Residue

I use dish soap. Scrub it around, let it sit on them for a little while and then rinse it off. Works well for me Smile

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Cleaning Plasticizer Residue

I've never had to do this for ponies, but for my childhood dinosaurs I wash them with dish soap, pat them dry (don't rub) and then sprinkle on a fine layer of talcum powder. The powder helps absorb the stickiness and makes the time between cleanings last longer.

There is no cure sadly and it IS contagious. You want to keep anything afflicted out in open air away from other types of plastic. Never seal them in plastic bags or containers, you'll only speed up the process and never store them with other toys of the same material.

The good news is, it takes many, many years for complete decay to occur, so as long as you keep up routine maintenance on them, you should have them for a long time still Smile

Edit: Here's the article that helped me when I found my sticky dinosaurs. It's the results of long studies on plastics in museums. Very interesting read - web.archive.org/web/20...survey.htm

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Cleaning Plasticizer Residue

BlackCurtains wrote:
it IS contagious

aaahhhh! I didn't know that!! *runs off to move icky sticky Brazil Sprinkles away from rest of Brazil ponies*

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skydanser wrote:
BlackCurtains wrote:
it IS contagious

aaahhhh! I didn't know that!! *runs off to move icky sticky Brazil Sprinkles away from rest of Brazil ponies*

gallopin

If the room is big enough and there is enough air flow, they can be near each other, but above all don't have them touch.

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Calico_Star wrote:
I use dish soap. Scrub it around, let it sit on them for a little while and then rinse it off. Works well for me Smile

That's the way I do it too and so far the stickiness has never came back, the pony was cleaned this way about 3 years ago.

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Pengwen
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Cleaning Plasticizer Residue

Thanks everyone!

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Cleaning Plasticizer Residue

Well, I bought some dawn dish soap - my usual dish soap is what my husband likes to call "hippie dish soap", and it wasn't quite cutting it for chemical residue. But the dawn and a bottle brush scrub worked really well.

Now I just have to deal with an ink mark on one, and seeing what I can do about a new tail, a mismatched head and mold on the other (and hoping that it is mold, and not pony cancer). At least the first one will clean up well - the other one might end up being bait, but I'm gonna at least try to restore it first.

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