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Is it viable to dye G4 pony hair?
« on: September 28, 2021, 11:39:30 PM »
Hello, silly question but I would like to try and customize a G4 unicorn Twilight (generic, small, no forelock I have too many twilights lol) although I'm on short income right now and I'd rather not have to ship something from overseas and wait a month for it to get here.

I would want to dye the hair black with rit dye and potentially cut it to restyle it and it would feel like a waste to spend $20~ on a hair hank I'd be cutting short in several places. Would that be possible or would it not come out nicely?

Additionally, would it be possible to buy white doll hair and dye it with rit dye and have it come out nicely? I can buy white doll hair from shops locally for cheap without having to worry about long shipping times/costs.

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Re: Is it viable to dye G4 pony hair?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2021, 11:42:23 PM »
I think it depends on the sort of hair. If it is truly Nylon, it should dye all right, but if it's the nasty Poly stuff from later in the line, it may turn out sour.
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Re: Is it viable to dye G4 pony hair?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2021, 11:44:27 PM »
Given it's a unicorn Twilight it has to be earlier in the line thereby it should be nylon. Thank you!

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Re: Is it viable to dye G4 pony hair?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2021, 09:46:53 PM »
Don't think so, I tried dyeing a G4 movie pony's hair and it washed right out.
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Re: Is it viable to dye G4 pony hair?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2021, 12:17:05 AM »
i would not risk it
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Re: Is it viable to dye G4 pony hair?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2021, 08:42:33 PM »
If you use rit dyemore not normal rit it will work, but use a paint brush to get near the root line without dying the pony, another suggestion would be use a cheap thriftstore doll with black hair and just harvest it to use
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Re: Is it viable to dye G4 pony hair?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2021, 08:45:15 AM »
Just an update in case people are wondering how it came out or people in the future searching this thread with a similar question:
Black rit dye on the pony's original hair. The body was slightly darkened because I submerged the whole pony but I intend to paint over the body so that's alright. Hair was originally pink and purple and the hair became a dark blue which isn't as black as I would have liked but it's dark enough

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Re: Is it viable to dye G4 pony hair?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2021, 06:40:28 PM »
That's very pretty! It reminds me of Twilight's actual hair color in the show!
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Re: Is it viable to dye G4 pony hair?
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2021, 12:43:39 AM »
It turned out a really pretty color. In the future you might want to take vampyrefay's suggestion and use rit dyemore. Its made for dying synthetics. I've got a wig that I've dyed with red/brown mixed with a tiny bit of black(like 3 cap fulls) and I learned a little of the black goes a long way as it turned out quite dark.
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Re: Is it viable to dye G4 pony hair?
« Reply #9 on: Today at 03:56:01 PM »
That turned out very nice.
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