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« on: April 30, 2008 04:53:35 PM »

well, i have caved in to the doll craze here, and bought a pullip mini.   Grin

http://www.atamaii.com/little-pullip-dido.html
and she has the prettiest purple eyes, way better than the picture.  Smiley

BUT the silly bat-suit she came in, stained her skin.   Cry
And i don't want to return her, because probably others from the same warehouse will only be the same way.

So i have 2 questions:
#1:
Is there anything different about cleaning a pullip legs skin?  (vs. cleaning other vinyl dolls, such as the advice here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=135149.0 )

and semi-question #2:
i took the suit off immediately:  in fact, before seeing the stains, my original intention was to see if any doll/batman fan on here wanted it for their mini-pullip, but now i see it's no use for anyone's doll to wear, because i figure it will only stain them as well.  but if someone wants to use it for making a (dress, hoodie, or boots, maybe?) pattern, hey, just PM me and i will pop it in an envelope to you.
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008 05:15:41 PM »

I read on Den of Angels that a Mr. Clean Magic eraser takes stains off of a resin BJD.  So it might also work for your poor little Pullip.  I would test the bottom of the foot or something first, though.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008 05:55:05 PM »

the bottom of a minipullip foot is like the head of a pin.  but i will try it.  thanks for the tip!

if nothing works, she will just be a modest dresser... or a doll with weird birthmarks, why not?!
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008 08:38:47 PM »

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i just saw this - http://pullipstyle.com/pullipstyle/shop/disclaimer/
kind of harsh... especially for the people who get a $80 doll...
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008 07:24:00 AM »

Yeah, that is kind of harsh.  Joint Melts??!!  WTF!  If I paid for an $80 doll and the joints were melted, boy would I be upset.

Let us know how it works out with the magic eraser.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008 07:30:33 AM »

i am honestly scared to try it; the body seems so delicate. 
if i made her deformed, i would still like her, but i would feel sorry. 

but i will probably try this weekend as an avoidance (attempting not to do paperwork).
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008 08:48:39 AM »

It is my understanding that many pullips who come with dark clothes have issues with leg staining. I would try the mr. clean magic eraser. Just a bit of water and gently rub.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008 04:39:21 PM »

Hi!

I'm a pullip owner and yes the joint CAN melt but its because of the material of the outfits, combines with the material of the doll itself. Luckily, i've only had one doll have joint melts, they were very mild and hardly noticeable. She had however, gotten a broken neck since then and been rebodied. But thats a different story.

Might i reccommend what i used on my Mini R when i had her?

Using the tutorial found here (best place evah for tutes) I used spot/acne cream Oxy or something like that. It takes a while, and you have to check and reapply now and then, but it will draw the dye out of the body material and clean it. However leaving it too long draws the colour of the skin out sometimes too. The best thing i found was that once the stain was more or less faded, just visible, not heavy but just there if you knew were to look, wipe it clean and was the body then dry it. And stain-proof the clothes using 1/4 cup vinegar to 3 cups water. Thats what i did for my Cornice.

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008 05:53:35 PM »

thanks jpoparock for the ideas.  i may try that, but at the moment i only have the skincolor acne stuff and not the white kind, so not just now.
i did not know that tutorial site... i found a nice one at http://www.parabox.jp/custom/puri2.html but i can't read japanese (apparently i forgot to install that font, and my computer doesn't even understand japanese!) to know the details of how to pop open the mini-pullip head.

oh

i forgot this is not the thread where i was asking how to separate a mini-pullip's head from her body. hmmm can't find it...  maybe i didn't ask that in a thread?  maybe i PMed some people.  oh, i was being curious about body experiments in this thread, though...

anyway... lots of curiosity about doll modifications lately.
new obsession?!

thanks everybody for the ideas.
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2008 04:30:10 AM »

thanks to jpoparock, i found this tutorial about how to change the body of your little pullip or mini-pullip:
http://www.requiemart.com/pullip/mini.html

so if anyone else is looking for the same thing, well, there it is.
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