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Pony Talk => MLP Nirvana => Topic started by: applejackbunny on March 02, 2021, 09:13:23 PM

Title: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: applejackbunny on March 02, 2021, 09:13:23 PM
Hi everyone, just wondering if plasticiser leakage is more common in Brazilian ponies than in other Nirvanas...?

I have a range of Nirvanas all in a box and they've been in there for years. Occasionally I get them out to have a look at them and the last time I did that I discovered that both my Brazilian ponies are leaking but none of the others are.

I've separated them from the others and am letting them air dry. Hope that works!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: Beth3346 on March 03, 2021, 02:31:47 PM
The Brazilian ponies definitely get sticky. i think they had a shiny coating that breaks down.
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: applejackbunny on March 03, 2021, 02:44:47 PM
The Brazilian ponies definitely get sticky. i think they had a shiny coating that breaks down.

Ah, that would explain it then, I guess. What would be the best way to deal with it?
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: Beth3346 on March 03, 2021, 02:49:30 PM
i don't think they'll dry out on their own. i haven't really found a good way to solve the issue
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: applejackbunny on March 03, 2021, 03:15:44 PM
i don't think they'll dry out on their own. i haven't really found a good way to solve the issue

Ok, thanks. I'll just keep them separated for a while and see what happens.
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: pinkkittywinks on March 03, 2021, 09:54:46 PM
Wash them with warn soapy water and let them dry, I need to wash my Brazil Baby Gusty as she is sticky, I should probably check on my other Brazil ponies.

The Mexican white Sundae Best ponies are VERY prone to going sticky too :(

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: applejackbunny on March 03, 2021, 10:01:07 PM
Wash them with warn soapy water and let them dry, I need to wash my Brazil Baby Gusty as she is sticky, I should probably check on my other Brazil ponies.

The Mexican white Sundae Best ponies are VERY prone to going sticky too :(

Love pkw xxx

Note to self: "Don't buy any Mexi white Sundae Best ponies"  :lol:

Thanks for the tip - I'll try it! :) xx
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: Nemesis on March 04, 2021, 03:26:19 AM
Formula 911 from Twin Pines (http://www.twinpines.com/Formula-911) was developed in part to combat plasticizer leakage in vinyl dolls, iirc. I’ve used it many times on G1s and never had any ill effects. It’s not caustic or nasty at all, and gets rid of all kinds of stickiness and ick. I can’t personally speak to its effectiveness on plasticizer, as I’ve never encountered the issue in my own herd, but I’ve heard it works very well.
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: rybett on March 04, 2021, 03:41:11 AM
I wonder if it would help loosen neck glue.  I have a couple of g3s that need beheading. 
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: Nemesis on March 04, 2021, 03:58:58 AM
I wonder if it would help loosen neck glue.  I have a couple of g3s that need beheading.

It has never seemed to affect the neck glue on my G3s. :shrug: Formula 911 isn’t a harsh solvent by any means, which is part of why it’s considered safe for aging vinyl. It’s just really good at loosening up stickiness like old sealants, sticker residue, gum, and the like.

G3 neck glue is TOUGH. Absurdly tough. You will need something with serious kick to break it down, as even acetone hasn’t left a dent in it, in my personal experience.
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: pinkkittywinks on March 05, 2021, 01:22:33 PM
Formula 911 from Twin Pines (http://www.twinpines.com/Formula-911) was developed in part to combat plasticizer leakage in vinyl dolls, iirc. I’ve used it many times on G1s and never had any ill effects. It’s not caustic or nasty at all, and gets rid of all kinds of stickiness and ick. I can’t personally speak to its effectiveness on plasticizer, as I’ve never encountered the issue in my own herd, but I’ve heard it works very well.

oooh I have some of that! I think Brazil Baby Gusty will be getting a treatment.

Love pkw xxx
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: rybett on March 06, 2021, 02:12:00 AM
Yep, I was afraid of that.  Now kicking myself as I just ran the dishwasher and I could have added ponies to it.  Next time...
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: applejackbunny on March 09, 2021, 02:25:00 PM
Formula 911 from Twin Pines (http://www.twinpines.com/Formula-911) was developed in part to combat plasticizer leakage in vinyl dolls, iirc. I’ve used it many times on G1s and never had any ill effects. It’s not caustic or nasty at all, and gets rid of all kinds of stickiness and ick. I can’t personally speak to its effectiveness on plasticizer, as I’ve never encountered the issue in my own herd, but I’ve heard it works very well.

Can you get this product in the UK?
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: Nemesis on March 10, 2021, 02:57:19 PM
Formula 911 from Twin Pines (http://www.twinpines.com/Formula-911) was developed in part to combat plasticizer leakage in vinyl dolls, iirc. I’ve used it many times on G1s and never had any ill effects. It’s not caustic or nasty at all, and gets rid of all kinds of stickiness and ick. I can’t personally speak to its effectiveness on plasticizer, as I’ve never encountered the issue in my own herd, but I’ve heard it works very well.

Can you get this product in the UK?

Here’s Twin Pines’ shipping info page. (http://www.twinpines.com/shipping-returns) :) It says they ship to “virtually any address in the world”, so I’m sure the UK will be fine. They do mention that there could be international shipping restrictions on some products, but since Formula 911 is one of their most gentle, eco-friendly products, I doubt it applies. I’d go ahead and place an order—they have great service and I’m sure they’d let you know up front if there were a problem. :)
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: applejackbunny on March 11, 2021, 10:31:53 PM
Formula 911 from Twin Pines (http://www.twinpines.com/Formula-911) was developed in part to combat plasticizer leakage in vinyl dolls, iirc. I’ve used it many times on G1s and never had any ill effects. It’s not caustic or nasty at all, and gets rid of all kinds of stickiness and ick. I can’t personally speak to its effectiveness on plasticizer, as I’ve never encountered the issue in my own herd, but I’ve heard it works very well.

Can you get this product in the UK?

Here’s Twin Pines’ shipping info page. (http://www.twinpines.com/shipping-returns) :) It says they ship to “virtually any address in the world”, so I’m sure the UK will be fine. They do mention that there could be international shipping restrictions on some products, but since Formula 911 is one of their most gentle, eco-friendly products, I doubt it applies. I’d go ahead and place an order—they have great service and I’m sure they’d let you know up front if there were a problem. :)

Thanks Nemesis! That's really useful info - I'll definitely give it a go!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: Nemesis on March 12, 2021, 02:11:55 AM
No problem at all—I hope the cleanup goes well and your ponies remain goo-free! :D
Title: Re: Plasticiser leakage
Post by: applejackbunny on March 13, 2021, 07:46:13 PM
No problem at all—I hope the cleanup goes well and your ponies remain goo-free! :D

Me too!  :lol:
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