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Shadowlark's Cleaning/Restoration Thread (PIC HEAVY)
« on: February 14, 2013, 06:17:34 AM »
2013 - 2014 Restores:
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Added 4/14/16:

Whizzer - wasn't too bad, just needed a cleaning and hair styling :)
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Banana Surprise - love how clean she came out! Completely different shade of pink with all the grime off her!
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Quarterback - another colour change once all the grime was off!
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Daffodil - was in pretty good shape, so just a wash and hair style.
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Snowdrop - pretty happy I was able to get most of the frizz out!
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Added 6/14/16:

Little Tabby - was pretty clean but hair was frizzy. Looks much better now!
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Baby Tangles - got all the grime off with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Shampooed and conditioned her hair. So cute!
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Baby Puddles - more Mr. Clean, shampoo and conditioner. Love shiny hair!
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Baby Sparkle Firefly - wasn't in too bad shape, just a quick wash and style!
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Sweet Blossom - also not in bad shape, mostly just needed a quick wipe over and hair style!
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Added 6/15/16:

Sunspot - was worried about the tinsel but a lot of conditioner and a quick run over with the curling iron sorted it out!
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Hula Hula - her hair came out sooo shiny!
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Baby Racer - what a cutie!
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SHS Twinkler - Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to get the grime off and lots of conditioner and the curling iron to sort her hair out!
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Added 6/16/16:

Milky Way - came to me in great condition, just needed her hair styled. And she stands up straight now!
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Sunbeam - another one that came to me in great condition, just needed a quick wipe down and hair style.
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Napper - ugh. Tinsel. Did the best I could and certainly looks a lot better than it did!
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So Soft Paradise - I am soooo happy at how she turned out! Her flocking came out so white and those nasty brown spots came right off! Tried my best to maintain the factory curl she had.
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Added 6/25/16:

Styling Rainbow Dash:
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Pinwheel:
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Sugar Sweet:
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Bouquet:
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Apple Delight Family:
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BBE Baby Cuddles - a freebie from an old friend. My first BBE! No eye rust!
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Glittering Gem - another freebie from my friend!
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Galaxy:
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Merry Treat:
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Italian Blossom 1:
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Italian Blossom 2:
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Italian Blossom 3:
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Added 8/8/16:

Melody: Frizzy hair fixed with the good old flat iron!
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Boysenberry Pie: Just a wash and style :)
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Brazilian No Symbol Parasol: Flat iron to the rescue!
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Brazilian No Symbol Bubbles: Again, flat iron to the rescue!
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Brazilian No Symbol Bow Tie: You guessed it! Flat ironed her hair!
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Added 10/05/16:

Baby Drummer - covered in dirt with frizzy hair. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and a good shampoo/conditioner and hot iron treatment to the rescue!
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BBE Baby Ribbon - minor surface dirt but hair in good condition. Magic Eraser and a wash and style were all that was needed!
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Pina Colada - was in great shape, just needed a quick wipe-down and hairstyle!
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Flowerburst - looked like she hadn't been cleaned in 20 years! Magic Eraser and a good shampoo worked wonders!
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« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 04:49:30 AM by shadowlark »

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Re: Shadowlark's Pony Cleaning/Restoration Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 07:55:16 AM »
They look great!!!
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Re: Shadowlark's Pony Cleaning/Restoration Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 06:30:08 PM »
Looking very nice!  Sometimes those pink marks can be sunfaded off.

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Re: Shadowlark's Pony Cleaning/Restoration Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 07:43:20 PM »
Looking very nice!  Sometimes those pink marks can be sunfaded off.

Hmm, hadn't thought of sunfading them. Will have to research that a bit more. Thanks!

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Re: Shadowlark's Pony Cleaning/Restoration Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 10:23:40 PM »
Good job so far!  They both look lovely.  =]

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Re: Shadowlark's Pony Cleaning/Restoration Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 10:28:45 PM »
Love seeing restorations.  Great work!
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Re: Shadowlark's Pony Cleaning/Restoration Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 10:40:07 PM »
What'd you use to clean them so well?  Rubbing alcohol?  And what do you do about badly damaged mane and tail?

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Re: Shadowlark's Pony Cleaning/Restoration Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 11:21:31 PM »
Thanks guys! I've started with the easy ones as it's my first restoration project.

SnowsLove - so far I've just used Mr Clean Magic Eraser to remove the dirt. For the hair just regular shampoo and conditioner. Posey had ancient elastic crud in her tail that I spot cleaned with Arm & Hammer Pet Stain & Odour Remover - it has OxyClean in it so I thought, why not?

Was lucky with these two and the Applejacks - their mane and tails were in pretty good shape. Have given up on trying to get the frizz out of Braided Beauty and have resorted to trying to curl her hair. We'll see how it goes :)

Applejack, Baby Applejack & Gingerbread now added!
« Last Edit: February 15, 2013, 12:01:52 AM by shadowlark »

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Re: Shadowlark's Cleaning/Restoration Thread - AJ, Baby AJ & Gingerbread Added
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 12:03:30 AM »
awesome job! I'm going to have to try mr clean magic erasers on mine now XD

also the dark spots on gingerbread are cancer, there's no fix for them unless that has changed very recently. Gingerbread is one very prone to cancer though, I've got one that has it too. basically it's the plastic breaking down
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Re: Shadowlark's Cleaning/Restoration Thread - AJ, Baby AJ & Gingerbread Added
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 12:10:55 AM »
awesome job! I'm going to have to try mr clean magic erasers on mine now XD

also the dark spots on gingerbread are cancer, there's no fix for them unless that has changed very recently. Gingerbread is one very prone to cancer though, I've got one that has it too. basically it's the plastic breaking down

Yeah, I thought it might be cancer :( 

The Magic Erasers are awesome! I can't believe how much dirt came off the Applejacks and Bow-Tie! 25 years of dirt gone in less that 5 minutes!

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Re: Shadowlark's Cleaning/Restoration Thread - AJ, Baby AJ & Gingerbread Added
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2013, 01:04:45 AM »
that's so great! :3 I have several dirty ones. I used acetone to get the dirt off, but the problem is that they're still super dirty around the symbols, and acetone would take the symbols right off >_<
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Re: Shadowlark's Cleaning/Restoration Thread - AJ, Baby AJ & Gingerbread Added
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 05:17:56 AM »
Shadowlark; That's awesome!  I'll have to try the Mr. Clean stuff on my own ponies.  The only problem is the mane and tail. Most have badly frizzed hair and so I'm not sure that will come out.  I'm clueless on re-hairing ponies though, soo.... I don't know on that one.  ^^

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Yeah, the frizzy hair on my Braided Beauty is driving me bonkers. I tried everything! Conditioner, fabric softener, boiling water. Spent 3 hours last night with a curling iron trying to straighten it. I finally gave up on the idea of her having luscious straight hair and currently have her hair in straw curlers. She should be dry by tomorrow and I'm hoping the curls will help hide the frizz. Stay tuned for pics of her! :)

Post Merge: February 16, 2013, 02:05:15 AM

Braided Beauty & Quackers added. Frizzy hair is the bane of my existence!  :P
« Last Edit: February 16, 2013, 02:57:42 AM by shadowlark »

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Re: Shadowlark's Cleaning/Restoration Thread - Braided Beauty & Quackers Added
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2013, 10:50:44 PM »
Great job!

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Re: Shadowlark's Cleaning/Restoration Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2013, 04:45:38 AM »
Bump! SS Magic Star, SS Lofty, SS Fifi, and SS Twilight added!

It was more work cleaning the So Softs, but I had fun! I sprayed them with Arm & Hammer Pet Stain & Odour Remover (it has OxyClean in it) and gently massaged it in to the flocking with an old toothbrush. Then let sit for about 10 minutes before rinsing. Did this twice for each. Then shampooed their bodies, manes and tails. Rinsed. Then slathered on conditioner on their bodies, manes and tails. Waited a few minutes before combing the conditioner through their manes and tails, then left it on their bodies and hair for about 10 more minutes. Then rinsed and styled their hair. :)
« Last Edit: February 17, 2013, 04:47:22 AM by shadowlark »