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Offline LightheartRose

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What is this crusty crud?
« on: July 10, 2019, 07:48:37 PM »
Hey all, I'm hoping you pony fixing geniuses can help me with this poor Dazzle. I got her in a bait lot, but since she was in such good shape, I wanted to try to fix her. Her hair is perfect, her cutie mark is perfect, I just can't get rid of this crusty stuff! She's had baths in Dawn dish detergent and baking soda. I'm reluctant to try acetone, but I'm running out of options. Help!
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Re: What is this crusty crud?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 08:34:00 PM »
Looks like maybe tobacco stains. Does she smell like smoke? I would give the acetone a try. Be careful with the glitter symbols - don't use an oxi bath on her, for example.

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Re: What is this crusty crud?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 08:47:20 PM »
I'm not sure what that is. :blink:

If it's surface-level, maybe a scrub with Magic Eraser could help. A Magic Eraser soaked with rubbing alcohol can remove a lot of grime, although of course you need to be careful around her glitter, and it won't help with any deep-set staining. Good luck!

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Re: What is this crusty crud?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 08:58:47 PM »
I would try sunfading before using strong chemicals to try to remove stains.
Imho , these stains look like she was left in water that eventually dried out. My kid's bath toys sometimes get like that. Have you tried scrubbing with baking soda plus vinegar ( careful of glitter& paint)?
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Re: What is this crusty crud?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2019, 10:27:55 PM »
Ah, thank you all! I'll try the Vinegar/Baking Soda thing, that sounds like a good solution. I know it's not tobacco, and I think that it's water staining as proposed by lovesbabysquirmy. Wish me luck!
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Re: What is this crusty crud?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2019, 12:17:47 AM »
Please update on how it turns out! I have some ponies with similar stains.