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Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« on: March 08, 2012, 12:01:52 PM »
....gosh try and say "removal tutorial" 5 times fast thats a tongue twister!  :blink:


Anyway...I have a new mission to "de-gunk-i-fy" some sea ponies and for that the weights need to come out...I am looking for any hints, tips or even a tutorial - anything at all please on the best way to get them out and help my sea ponies loose some weight!


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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 12:10:11 PM »
Hiya, here's what I did with mine:
Use a blunt veg knife and slowly and carefully remove the head
Use pliers or tweezers to reach far inside the seapony and pull the weight out (this will be very slow and awkward!)
Remove the glue lump (it'll be quite easy)
Wash the weight (I use Jif cleaning) until completely rust free
Clean the interior of the seapony with Jif until clean with a toothbrush
Wait for the weight to dry (24 hours on the safe side)
replace.

This has always worked perfectly for mine and they are all nice and clean :)
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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 03:24:35 PM »
Thanks Ice! I ll give that a try...wish me and the ponies luck!!!
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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 03:30:46 PM »
Yup!  Icecrystalline beat me to it - I always use Whizzer19's "Sea Pony Utopia" for anything sea pony related.  The best site I've ever come across! :lovey:
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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 01:00:42 AM »
I just removed the weights from sea ponies last night.  I just heated up the tails with hot water to make the plastic soft and then just pushed on the tails to pop the weights out.  It only took a few seconds to do both ponies after I took the heads off.

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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 01:05:31 AM »
I didn't know they had weights in them o.o
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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 03:43:11 AM »
I didn't know they had weights in them o.o

Only the adults.  Not the babies.  :)
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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 02:07:53 PM »
I didn't know it was so difficult to get them out XD I've only removed one and it was a rusty nightmare!!! It pretty much fell out on it's own after I took the head off. I guess it must have been pretty far gone lol.
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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 03:03:19 PM »
I just removed the weights from sea ponies last night.  I just heated up the tails with hot water to make the plastic soft and then just pushed on the tails to pop the weights out.  It only took a few seconds to do both ponies after I took the heads off.

Oh thats an interesting idea...
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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 03:04:15 PM »
I just removed the weights from sea ponies last night.  I just heated up the tails with hot water to make the plastic soft and then just pushed on the tails to pop the weights out.  It only took a few seconds to do both ponies after I took the heads off.

Oh thats an interesting idea...

I tried this but it dented the plastic on the tails, it can damage them, but it can also work, it's risky but can be worth it :) x

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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 01:40:13 AM »
....gosh try and say "removal tutorial" 5 times fast thats a tongue twister!  :blink:


Anyway...I have a new mission to "de-gunk-i-fy" some sea ponies and for that the weights need to come out...I am looking for any hints, tips or even a tutorial - anything at all please on the best way to get them out and help my sea ponies loose some weight!


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I tried the tongue twister, but I've had two beers tonight so that's a lost cause.

Those pesky weights! I've only had to remove one weight for cleaning purposes (for Sealight) and it wasn't too hard to wedge it out of there. I agree with the hot water idea; just be careful not to force it too much.
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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 02:52:18 AM »
I've done quite a few seapony rust removals :P  not pretty!! :yikes:  I use the heating the tail and pushing method, and also the pliers, and havent had much problem using either. It does depend on how bad the weight has rusted as to how easy it is to remove though ;) 
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I cleaned up the rust using toothpaste.The weight was very bad so i got my FIL to use one of his machines to file the rust off and it was still good underneath - I dont have a pic though - it went back into the pony
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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2012, 02:58:52 AM »
I have been working on the same thing. One the weight came out on its own and the other is still wedged in. I am going to have to work at it some more.


I had mentioned this in the shout box... My 11 year old saw me removing sea pony heads and said Eww My little nasty pony! LOL
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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 09:56:44 AM »
@Ringlets....oh my!!!!! now thats rust....if any of them are that bad when I open them up later I ll be in a panic!

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Can I ask do most of you put the weights back in the pony or leave them out?
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Re: Sea Pony Weight Removal Tutorial? Help...
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2012, 10:01:44 AM »
I put mine back in :) Clean 'em off nicely and let them dry thoroughly, they stand up better with their weights in :) xxx

 

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