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Offline nhal039

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Piggy eyes
« on: April 27, 2018, 04:21:30 AM »
My piggy is getting rusty eyes aghh. Does anyone restore them here :) I would rather send her head to some to fix, I have popped of her was an the eyes look complicated

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Re: Piggy eyes
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 12:29:03 PM »
I have been thinking about this.

I haven't repaired rusted piggy eyes myself, I had only replaced a pupil and fixed broken eyes in place.

I wonder if this might be useful?

http://www.mlppreservationproject.com/symbols.html#BeddyByeEyes

I do know some people clean up BBE babies using WD40, blasting it is so it flushes the rust out.

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Re: Piggy eyes
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 09:16:12 PM »
Thanks pkw :) I have been eyeing the wd40 in the cupboard but haven't mustered up the courage to do it and see what happens yet. I will update if I do end up doing it. The eyes haven't yellowed yet but rust is certainly starting to show, the inside of her head however is completely clean

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Re: Piggy eyes
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 01:02:07 PM »
It'll be inside the eye socket then :( The blinky mechanism in a BBE has some metal parts, I am thinking it will be similar to the piggy ponies eye.

I understand why you are nervous, I would be as well.

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Re: Piggy eyes
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 10:03:36 PM »
Don't know about restoring the eyes, but I can confirm piggies eyes are thin metallic balls with the visible plastic part inside it, kind of like in a shell, (should I show pictures or?) so you probably would need to remove the whole eye to clean it. :/ I have no idea can you just pop them back in, but I doubt it.
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Re: Piggy eyes
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018, 10:38:29 PM »
Thanks I had her head popped off so had seen how the eye socket worked, I was surprised to see the plastic backing. I did get the wd40 out and gave it a whirl. No rust came out but at least everything is well lubricated :p I am please to report so far there is no damage from the wd40 I tried it out over a month ago

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Re: Piggy eyes
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2018, 11:21:11 PM »
I see! Great that it worked out well, I honestly didn't even notice how old the thread was.

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Re: Piggy eyes
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2018, 04:50:02 PM »
Thanks I had her head popped off so had seen how the eye socket worked, I was surprised to see the plastic backing. I did get the wd40 out and gave it a whirl. No rust came out but at least everything is well lubricated :p I am please to report so far there is no damage from the wd40 I tried it out over a month ago

The BBE eyes are the same :) it’s a plastic socket and the “eyeball” sits in it :) I’m glad you tried the WD40, she will be able to blink nicely now.

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Re: Piggy eyes
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2018, 03:02:36 PM »
Impressed! I am too scared to touch anything when it comes to piggies lol.
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Re: Piggy eyes
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 07:38:48 PM »
I can attest to WD40. I believe I applied/scrubbed it with a q-tip, and it got all the rust off.