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Offline sweetlittlejenny

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Tip for removing G4 neck plugs
« on: November 05, 2013, 04:22:02 PM »
So, I just found a better way to remove a neck plug from a G4. Using an exacto knife is effective and works but can be dangerous for both you and your pony.
So I started looking for other ways to remove it.

I looked in my scrap booking tools and found the perfect thing!
It's a Cricut tool for removing paper pieces from their cutting mats.
I believe they call it a Scoop tool. It's slightly spoon shaped. I was able to push it between the neck and the plug all the way around and then scoop out the plug.

Worked wonders!

You still have to be careful but I think it's much safer and easier than the exacto knife.

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Re: Tip for removing G4 neck plugs
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 04:24:13 PM »
Sweet thread! I've been using a metal nail file with a round tip but this looks even better. This could prevent so much future damage xXx
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Re: Tip for removing G4 neck plugs
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 09:46:49 PM »
Thanks so much for this! I actually sliced my thumb waayy open on Sunday trying to get the plug out of a Celestia and in the process hurt myself and destroyed the pony. =(

I'm definitely going to give this a shot!

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Re: Tip for removing G4 neck plugs
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 08:33:41 AM »
Oh, duhh! I'll bet that a Speedball tool ( I got it to work with paperclay BJDs) would work great, too!! I never thought about that! I'll have to try it, for sure! Thanks for the post slj!! :lovey:
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Re: Tip for removing G4 neck plugs
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 09:22:24 AM »
Oh, duhh! I'll bet that a Speedball tool ( I got it to work with paperclay BJDs) would work great, too!! I never thought about that! I'll have to try it, for sure! Thanks for the post slj!! :lovey:

Yep! Come to think of it there are probably a few similar tools that will work. I think I have a clay tool shaped similarly as well that would likely work.
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Re: Tip for removing G4 neck plugs
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 10:41:47 AM »
Oh man I actually think I may have one of those. Great idea!
Now any tips for getting celestia's wings out of her back lol...?
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Re: Tip for removing G4 neck plugs
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 12:51:32 PM »
Oh man I actually think I may have one of those. Great idea!
Now any tips for getting celestia's wings out of her back lol...?

I haven't done one of those yet. So I'm not much help. I just read people saying to use an exacto all the way around the wing base then pull them out. Maybe using this same type of tool could work?
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Re: Tip for removing G4 neck plugs
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 03:14:25 AM »
Thank you so much for this tip! I had to go and buy a kit so I got it but all those other tools looked useful, too. Can't wait to try them, I also cut too much with an exacto knife and it doesn't look pretty. :(

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Re: Tip for removing G4 neck plugs
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2013, 10:57:42 AM »
Oh I'm definitely going to show my husband this!! He always helps me take the neck plugs out and be sliced his finger a few weeks ago. I don't know why they did t make G4 necks like G1's! It would have been sooo much easier!!
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Re: Tip for removing G4 neck plugs
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2013, 06:01:39 AM »
If this can save me from slicing off my fingertips, I may actually start customizing G4s again.  Thanks for the tip!

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