Should you take off a G3 head for cleaning?

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I have a bunch of G3 ponies that I am learning to restore. I've been doing some reading on cleaning (on many different websites); I'm seeing a lot of info about taking G1 heads off to clean rust from washers. Is this usually necessary in G3s as well? I heard the G3 heads are very difficult to get off.

For one of the G3 ponies, I'm thinking about doing a peroxide bath. In this situation, could I leave the head on, or should I try to take it off?
 
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I have a bunch of G3 ponies that I am learning to restore. I've been doing some reading on cleaning (on many different websites); I'm seeing a lot of info about taking G1 heads off to clean rust from washers. Is this usually necessary in G3s as well? I heard the G3 heads are very difficult to get off.

For one of the G3 ponies, I'm thinking about doing a peroxide bath. In this situation, could I leave the head on, or should I try to take it off?
I'm going to tag @Skybreeze as she can probably answer this. I'm pretty sure they got rid of the metal washers before g3.
 

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I wouldn't bother trying to get her head off unless you see obvious signs of tail rust or mold/mildew inside the body. Some G3's have a plastic washer & some have metal like the G1's. But I don't think I've come across that many G3's with rusty butts. :p
 
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If they're moldy/rusty yes. If not then don't bother.
 
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I don’t really collect or restore G3, but the ones I have disassembled for customizing have all had metal washers and metal clamps like the G1’s.

if your just doing a wash and condition of hair. Then I would recommend not submerging the pony underwater and dry upside down for at least 24hrs. (I always let my ponies dry for at least 48hrs after a cleaning.) if your planing on submerging a pony in water or H2O2 I would recommend removing the head (easily done with heat) and removing the tail if there’s a metal washer. Then go about the soak. :)
 

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I can confirm: every G3 pony I've come across has had a metal washer. My collection ranges in age from 2002-2007, and so far, they've all got metal in their rump. An easy way to tell without taking the head off is to run any pony with a hoof magnet over the tail. The magnet attracts the washer. As a kid, I actually thought it was a play feature. "Conga Line Action!"
 

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I can confirm: every G3 pony I've come across has had a metal washer. My collection ranges in age from 2002-2007, and so far, they've all got metal in their rump. An easy way to tell without taking the head off is to run any pony with a hoof magnet over the tail. The magnet attracts the washer. As a kid, I actually thought it was a play feature. "Conga Line Action!"

:lolpony: Conga Line Action!
 
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I can confirm: every G3 pony I've come across has had a metal washer. My collection ranges in age from 2002-2007, and so far, they've all got metal in their rump. An easy way to tell without taking the head off is to run any pony with a hoof magnet over the tail. The magnet attracts the washer. As a kid, I actually thought it was a play feature. "Conga Line Action!"
I love it!
 

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I can confirm: every G3 pony I've come across has had a metal washer. My collection ranges in age from 2002-2007, and so far, they've all got metal in their rump. An easy way to tell without taking the head off is to run any pony with a hoof magnet over the tail. The magnet attracts the washer. As a kid, I actually thought it was a play feature. "Conga Line Action!"
Conga line.... omg... :lolpony: Now I wanna try doing this. XD
 
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