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Caring for My Pretty Pony?
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Kazzellin
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

Recently while cleaning, I found the My Pretty Pony I bought at the thrift store about a month ago. She doesn't have her accessories, of course, but for US$1.60, I'm not going to complain. ^^

Her ears and one eye still function, which is great!

My problems are cosmetic. For one thing, the thrift store in question typically puts their prices on ponies and similar thing by using a black wax pen, and she also has some black smudges on her body, which might be from the same.

Acetone will remove this, which is what I use when I bait the ponies I go to the thrift store for, but this lady is definitely not bait. The price mark is on the bottom of one hoof, but I still would like to know if her body color is the natural plastic color, or if it's likely to come of if I use acetone to remove the smudges.

My other issue for her is with her hair. It's dry, to say the least. Looks and feels kinda like hay, except for a bit of tackiness. Her tail is also crimped like it was braided for way too long. I'd like to keep the original hair on her (possible forelock cut or not), but don't know what to specifically do.

Any input for these issues would be most helpful. awake

Thanks! Flirty Pony

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

Congrats on your find!

Personally, I wouldn't use acetone on her..her plastic is a different kind from regular ponies and I'd be afraid she's melt. Grease or wax pencil comes off easily enough with some elbow grease and maybe some dish washing liquid. Other than that, magic eraser!

Their hair seems to always be dry. I've got 3 of them and all of them have that hay-like hair. Be careful brushing the tail. One of my gals had lost the little piece of string that goes around their tails on the inside, and you can pull hairs right out if you're not careful. Their tails are only a doubled hank or hair looped around a post inside and tied with string.

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Lina
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wow, that was a lucky deal! would you mind taking a picture?

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

I would try magic eraser or even a regular pink eraser on her plastic. Mine has dry hair too and I'm not about to mess with it.

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WickedWonderland
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

I wouldn't use acetone.
It will change the texture of the plastic for sure. Make it more matte.
I'd probably even avoid magic erasers if you can.

The hair is kinda stiff by nature. It's not like regular pony hair.
You can use an iron on it though.
I had no problem.

Smile

Also, she's only supposed to close one eye (like she's winking) and her tail should also swish.
Have you checked for that?


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MsTwilight
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

Wow wickedwonderland! You did an amazing job!!! I have one that I need to fix that's way worse hair wise... I'm dreading it!

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WickedWonderland
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

Thanks!
If I was local I'd be glad to help.

I've taken on way worse.
My Sugar Sweet's hair was THOROUGHLY matted and brownish and my Honeysuckle had hard candy melted in her tail that had probably been there for 20 years. I still think Sugar Sweet is a mini-miracle. Her hair is like mint condition now.
accomplished

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Sarahoo
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wow what an amazing find!! she is sooooo pretty!!!

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Kazzellin
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

I really need to remember to check threads I start. ^^;

WickedWonderland, that restore is awesome! Did you brush her hair regularly before ironing, or use conditioner in it to get the matts out?

Thanks everyone! I'll try using regular soap and water on her first.

I'll have to check the tail swish part, though; not sure on that. ^^

I'll take pictures when I'm able; not sure where my camera is right now, though. Sad

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

I also appreciate the info! I found one about six months ago and haven't tried to clean her up yet.

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

Wow WickedWonderland, you really worked some magic with that flat iron!

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

Thank you Flirty Pony

I put conditioner in her hair, combed it out, and then ironed on low heat with the conditioner still in her hair.

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

Acetone will melt the plastic, I used some on our light fixtures which are the same plastic as a PP and it melted and took a few layers of plastic off.

Soapy water should get everything off, good luck.

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

Wow. Flat iron for the win! Happy

My thrifted Pretty Pony has horrible straw hair. I used a ton of conditioner and it didn't do much. I may have to invest in an iron. As for the marks and grease pen, I ended up using a Magic Eraser with great results.

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Kazzellin
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Caring for My Pretty Pony?

WickedWonderland wrote:
Thank you Flirty Pony

I put conditioner in her hair, combed it out, and then ironed on low heat with the conditioner still in her hair.
Standard steam iron, or one without holes? (Yes, I know it seems like a silly question, but~.)
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