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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2018, 06:40:22 PM »
Wow!!  That is dramatic!  Well . . . something sunfaded . . . It's just a shame it was the pony.
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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2018, 08:14:26 PM »
Dramatic is the right word!!!! Poor Prince Ruby!

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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2018, 07:22:35 AM »
Ouchie - poor lil' pony.  Pinks and reds are notoriously fickle, as are the 'non-mainstream' pony production lines who often used different base materials than the HK/China factories.
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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2018, 02:38:46 PM »
He turned out ok!

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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2018, 07:11:30 PM »
It looks like the sun to me, but you may never know for sure.  This is a Mexican pony someone sent me to fix after he had faded when she tried to sunfade away the sharpie marks.  Definitely no creams used:

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Ouchie - poor lil' pony.  Pinks and reds are notoriously fickle, as are the 'non-mainstream' pony production lines who often used different base materials than the HK/China factories.

Can confirm, I found an Italy Cotton Candy that has faded dirty white this week.  :wow:

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He turned out ok!

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Nice! Is it's plastic still ugly yellow at parts?
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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2018, 02:38:36 AM »
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Nice! Is it's plastic still ugly yellow at parts?

It's a full body repaint.  That's the only way I could hide both the sharpie and the yellowing and have him come out an even color.  It was also really hard for me to tell what his original color was he was so blotchy.
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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2018, 02:54:57 AM »
Yes, I too think that it was the work of acne cream. When I was trying to restore some of my mum's childhood G1s, I heard that acne cream actually helped the pony while most said that it worsened the condition and added yellow spots. I hope that you can find some solution though like painting over it because it really does suck when a grail is ruined.  -_-
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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2018, 08:31:11 PM »
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Nice! Is it's plastic still ugly yellow at parts?

It's a full body repaint.  That's the only way I could hide both the sharpie and the yellowing and have him come out an even color.  It was also really hard for me to tell what his original color was he was so blotchy.

Ahh I see! Really good job on it though.

Post Merge: November 13, 2018, 08:35:54 PM

Yes, I too think that it was the work of acne cream. When I was trying to restore some of my mum's childhood G1s, I heard that acne cream actually helped the pony while most said that it worsened the condition and added yellow spots. I hope that you can find some solution though like painting over it because it really does suck when a grail is ruined.  -_-

Apparently acne cream or another strong chemical would be the most logical explanation only if this was a China/HK made pony, but for ponies made in Mexico this is the way their plastic ages. So I was explained earlier.
And yep, I have heard those stories too and seen some pretty darn drastic damage caused by it.
And I'm horrible at painting, so I think it's safer to either dye her or try to accept how terrible she looks.
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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 04:09:25 PM »
I don't know - the way that the damage is concentrated only around the permanent marker areas makes me strongly suspect someone tried cleaning him with something very nasty.  It's a classic look for acne cream victims - bleached out spots around old marker marks.  Not saying that plastics can't age like that as well, but it's a bit suspicious being around every mark, and only the marks, no?
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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 06:52:53 PM »
I don't know - the way that the damage is concentrated only around the permanent marker areas makes me strongly suspect someone tried cleaning him with something very nasty.  It's a classic look for acne cream victims - bleached out spots around old marker marks.  Not saying that plastics can't age like that as well, but it's a bit suspicious being around every mark, and only the marks, no?

Could be cream, but it could definitely just be pure sunfading too, as sometimes people will wrap the rest of the pony up and only have the parts with the marks themselves exposed to the sun, so the rest of him may have just been covered up by something.
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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #40 on: Yesterday at 08:04:38 PM »
Yeah, my assumption would be that the owner covered up the rest of him and left the marks exposed.  He looks great restored!
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Re: Acne cream victim or sunfaded?
« Reply #41 on: Yesterday at 11:15:48 PM »
Selective sun exposure would make sense as well.  UV is pretty powerful!
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