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Nirvana cleaning and restoring?
« on: January 17, 2012, 04:46:01 PM »
Hey guys. Nirvana noobie venturing in again.
 
I know that with Nirvanas there are a lot of different materials used so that when cleaning or restoring there are certain things you can and can't do. Like some ponies you can't use heat on their hair, etc. Maybe some that shouldn't be sunfaded?
 
Is there a post or site that has some guidelines for what to look out for with certain countries and cleaning techniques if they're different than normal ponies? If not, I feel like that would be really helpful so that a) us noobs don't have to ask questions with every new purchase and b) I don't ruin any really special ponies!
 
So if there is a post or site, point me there. If not, can I get a general breakdown of some common things to be aware of when cleaning and restoring nirvanas?
 
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Re: Nirvana cleaning and restoring?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 07:08:14 PM »
i suggest you are always slightly cautious when cleaning! if in doubt, DON'T!

bodies ~ always test cleaning products under a hoof! i always start with soap, water and a tooth brush. i am always very cautious about using amything like spot cream or removezit, it can bleach or burn pony plastic. i have bleached nirvana ponies to get rid of mould, but symbols and hair do seem more prone to fading especially the italians with pink symbols. acetone is usually fine, but always test under a hoof as some shiny nirvana ponies can have a dull patch after cleaning with acetone.

hair ~ you can condition and shampoo as normal :) you can straighten most nirvana hair on a low setting, again always test a bit! the only thing i have noticed is that peru green hair is very senstive to heat and wiill frizzle even on a low setting. mexican and brazil hair responds very well to straightening.

symbols ~ don't scrub at metallic symbols the metallic shimmer can come away! the same goes for glittery symbols, no scrubbing!

eyes ~ the same as symbols really!

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Re: Nirvana cleaning and restoring?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 07:20:53 PM »
the only thing i have to add is that sunfading doesnt work on brazilians :/ i sunfade a LOT and i live in southern california where the sun is bright year round.. i had a CP parasol and starshine and the sun did basically nothing to remove stains.

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Re: Nirvana cleaning and restoring?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 07:25:45 PM »
rel you have had some AMAZING results with sunfading! *looks out of her gloomy window*

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Re: Nirvana cleaning and restoring?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 07:37:50 PM »
Well, my very first nirvana was picked up from the post office today, so I am pretty excited to get her home and open the package and see what I'm dealing with! The pony is top secret (for a swap) so I can't share pictures, and I'm afraid to even say what country it's from! I'll just be gentle with her :)

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Re: Nirvana cleaning and restoring?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 10:20:48 PM »
I just got yesterday my first Peruvian Pony (I'm not going to tell who she is =3), and she's going to need a lot of work to put her in a nice shape (just a thing I can say:  her symbol is almost completely faded).

PWK said the basics, there's really nothing else I can say.

Maybe with white ponies you can use peroxide (?) (H2O2), it has worked with my mexicans (not all).


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TAKE AFTER AND BEFORE PICS!

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Re: Nirvana cleaning and restoring?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 12:23:16 PM »
i am sure you will do fine nodivision :)

perhaps we can see pictures once the swap is over? ;)

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Re: Nirvana cleaning and restoring?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 06:01:17 PM »
I would be careful with things like peroxide and zit treatment.... I once had a Mexican baby who had had a bit of an accident with one of those with a previous owner and she was rather blotchy!
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Re: Nirvana cleaning and restoring?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012, 08:14:21 PM »
Well, I think I got pretty lucky - which is good because I was scared! This pony is in pretty lovely condition, so she'll just need a gentle bath :) Yay!

I have to see it was really exciting to open the package. She's not even my pony, but I think I may have caught something *cough cough* Yeah, definitely coming down with something. Must be some sort of bug ;)

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Re: Nirvana cleaning and restoring?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 07:03:01 PM »
oh dear! it is a bug and there is no cure i am afraid!

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