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Offline seaweedstar

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Fixing scuffed pony jewels?
« on: August 10, 2019, 11:44:29 PM »
Any suggestions on fixing scuffed pony jewels? I have a couple of Princess Brush and grow ponies that are looking a bit shabby!
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https://imgur.com/QErsnrv, and https://imgur.com/a/Ut8r6S9

EDIT:
Tried melting it : Did not make things better.......
« Last Edit: August 20, 2019, 02:27:38 PM by seaweedstar »

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Re: Fixing scuffed pony jewels?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 09:30:46 AM »
Post a pic of the damage, so we can see what you're up against.  :)
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Re: Fixing scuffed pony jewels?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 02:27:50 PM »
Post a pic of the damage, so we can see what you're up against.  :)
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Re: Fixing scuffed pony jewels?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 05:19:06 PM »
EDIT:  Eating my words- see below link
« Last Edit: August 28, 2019, 06:10:23 PM by Galactica »

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Re: Fixing scuffed pony jewels?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 09:24:53 AM »
Water paper is your friend here: if you rub it carefully over the scuffed areas you will be able to remove them. The jewel will not be a 'shiny' as before but it will look significantly better as it will no longer be scuffed. Take your time and be patient.

You can then paint over the jewel with pearlescent acrylic paint from your craft store.

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Re: Fixing scuffed pony jewels?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2019, 06:02:52 PM »
Thank you, NightGlider!  I have a Masquerade with eyes that have been significantly rubbed, and I've been sorta mulling over what I could do to help them look better. 

Only...what's water paper...?  A quick search didn't turn up anything that looked like it might be what you're talking about.

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Re: Fixing scuffed pony jewels?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2019, 06:10:00 PM »
Okay so I revise my prior opinion-  apparently there are a variety of products that can help you remove scratches.  I would say anything that can get the scratching/hazing out of plastic glasses lenses or watches or even headlights-  would work as well for the plastic eye jewels. 

Tutorial
https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Scratches-From-Plastic-Lens-Glasses

According to this tutorial-  wash first with non-abrasive toothpaste or a mix of baking soda and water- then apply scratch remover


BTW thank you for this topic-  it would never have occurred to me that there was such a thing as scratch remover!

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Re: Fixing scuffed pony jewels?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2019, 07:14:06 PM »
Water paper is your friend here: if you rub it carefully over the scuffed areas you will be able to remove them. The jewel will not be a 'shiny' as before but it will look significantly better as it will no longer be scuffed. Take your time and be patient.

You can then paint over the jewel with pearlescent acrylic paint from your craft store.
Would water paper be a sort of sandpaper? I can't find anything else that sounds relevant.
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Re: Fixing scuffed pony jewels?
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2019, 04:26:15 PM »
Sorry guys: yes, water paper is a type of sand paper with an extremely fine grit. So it almost 'buffs' instead of sanding. It is indeed called water paper and here in South Africa we can buy it at any hardware store  :)