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Pindot removal
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Rhys
Mommy & Baby Pony


Joined: Mar 12, 2007
Posts: 1586
Location: Texas

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Pindot removal

I've seen alot of people wondering how to remove pindot mold - those tiny clusters of black dots that love pony feet and ears mostly, also known as smooze- and I don't think I explain the removal process properly (yup, the majority of the time it CAN be removed; quite easily, too) so I decided to make a semi-pictureal guide.

Its rather simple. Things you need:

Bathroom/kitchen sink
REALLY hot water
smoozed pony
liquid antibacterial soap in a pump bottle for easy access
fingernails (or a small steel brush would do I suppose for the fingernailless among us)
patience


First we take our smooze victim. In this case, a Masquerade.

Say hi, Masquerade.

\"Hi.\" Now%20we%20examine%20the%20pony%20for%20smooze. Masquerade%20has%20clusters%20on%20all%20four%20feet%20and%20both%20wings. \"Oh,%20I'm%20sooooo%20embarassed!\" Don't%20fret%20Masquerade,%20we'll%20have%20you%20right%20as%20rain%20in%20no%20time! We%20ran%20the%20water%20really%20hot,%20until%20it%20steams.%20Be%20careful%20to%20keep%20your%20fingers%20away%20from%20the%20stream!%20Now,%20after%20waiting%20for%20the%20water%20to%20get%20hot%20we%20take%20the%20pony%20and%20hold%20one%20affected%20area%20under%20the%20stream.%20For%20smooze%20removal,%20its%20best%20to%20tackle%20one%20area%20at%20a%20time. \"Ouch!%20Hot!\" Think%20of%20it%20as%20spa%20treatment,%20Masquerade. You%20may%20have%20to%20hold%20the%20area%20under%20the%20stream%20for%20a%20minute%20or%20two.%20What%20we%20are%20doing%20is%20using%20the%20heat%20to%20open%20up%20the%20pores%20in%20the%20plastic.%20It%20doesn't%20hurt%20the%20pony,%20nor%20is%20it%20noticable.%20It%20just%20allows%20us%20the%20ability%20to%20remove%20the%20smooze. Once%20you%20think%20its%20been%20long%20enough,%20add%20a%20dallop%20of%20anti-bacterial%20liquid%20soap%20directly%20to%20the%20smoozed%20area. \"Apple%20scented??%20Can't%20I%20have%20beyoncee,%20or%20channel%20#5?!\" No.%20Now%20we%20lather%20the%20soap,%20rubbing%20it%20into%20the%20affected%20area.%20Once%20that's%20done,%20use%20your%20fingernail%20(or%20steel%20brush,%20you%20poor,%20poor%20fingernailless%20friends)%20to%20scrape%20back%20and%20forth%20across%20the%20smooze.%20Like%20you're%20trying%20to%20scrape%20a%20sticker%20off%20a%20packaging.%20Really%20scrub. \"Tee%20hee!%20That%20tickles!\" *sigh*%20Okay,%20now%20we%20rinse%20off%20the%20soap%20and%20check%20the%20area.%20This%20is%20where%20patience%20comes%20in.%20Some%20of%20the%20dots%20should%20be%20gone,%20but%20more%20than%20likely,%20we're%20gonna%20have%20to%20retreat.%20Hold%20her%20back%20under%20the%20water%20again,%20after%20a%20minute,%20lather,%20scrub,%20rinse,%20repeat%20if%20necessary.%20 \"This%20is%20boring.%20And%20my%20foot%20is%20hot.\" Yes,%20but%20it%20works.


Completely smooze free. And it only took a few minutes to do all four feet and both wings.

"I feel like a new pony!"

And you look more like one.



The key is patience, patience, patience. And you won't need to boil water, oxyclean boil em, or whatever other method that costs more money or takes more time is. A $1.50 for the soap and water from the tap.

Ears - easiest to clean
feet - next easiest
wings - harder, but not difficult
necks/bodies - woah, takes a TON of time, but do-able most of the time


So grab your smoozed ponies, and get to cleaning. Wink

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Sparky16
Scribbles Pony


Joined: Jul 27, 2007
Posts: 1222
Location: Abbotsford, B.C. Canada

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

handy dandy Smile thanks!
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MidoriKeiko
Lil Sweetcake Sister Pony


Joined: Apr 19, 2007
Posts: 1064
Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

Great hint i have to try it

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shellebelle
Spain Piggy Pony


Joined: Nov 20, 2007
Posts: 7173
Location: Houston Texas

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

You know, I can do ears feet and wings, but for the life of me I can't do entire bodies.

I just got my Argie Blossom in the mail today and her ENTIRE body is covered in pindot mold! *faints*

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Sweetcakes
MOC Mimic


Joined: Aug 19, 2007
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Location: My heart's in the Highlands.

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

What a terrific tutorial! And very funny, too. ^_^
Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Hug

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Centifolia
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Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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Location: Sweden

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

I'm want to go home from work now and try this on some ponies Happy

Thanks for a great tutorial!

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Parasol
Prom Queen Sweetheart Sister Pony


Joined: Mar 27, 2008
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Location: UK

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

Thank you. That made me smile Smile
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dinobuzz
Rapunzel Pony


Joined: May 21, 2007
Posts: 3977
Location: Canada

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

Thanks for the Pin Dot Removal Tutorial Rhys~love your comical touch to the instructions! Its very well explained Smile .

Maybe this can be put into the Sticky Thread on Cleaning Ponies section?
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princessluna11706
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Joined: Nov 25, 2003
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Location: Osaka/New York, NY

PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

Thanks so much, I'm going to try it!

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cannibalcow
Mommy & Baby Pony


Joined: Aug 23, 2008
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

this is PERFECT! thank you so much, i really needed this Happy

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Joined: Mar 29, 2008
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

*prepares to worship at the feet of the pony goddess that is Rhys*

I'm SO going to have to try this!

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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

Yaaaay, I know what I'll be doing this weekend! Poke Tounge Thanks for posting this! Happy

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shellebelle
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Joined: Nov 20, 2007
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

No kidding *eyes new and infected Scoops*

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Kurby
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Joined: Jul 23, 2008
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

Okay. You are my new God.

Anything in particular you want to be called? Almighty Rhys, perhaps?

I can't believe, this, though I feel a little stupid. I've tried bleach and expensive cleaning products, but I didn't think of hot water?

At any rate, it works a charm and I have some very happy, pindot free ponies. <333 Though the bodies do seem to be very tough.

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lunarkai
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Joined: Mar 27, 2006
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PostPosted: 0    Post subject: Re: Pindot removal

Huh. That's way easier than my bleach pen routine. I'm going to have to try that. ^_^

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