Does tail Rust worsen?

greenapplekitty

Bushwoolie
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Hi

Not sure if worsen, is really a word exactly, but I just received a gorgeous Nightglider who has the beginning of tail rust, will it get worse? I don't plan on washing her or anything.

Thank you

Kat
 
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Periwinkle

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Personally, I have never experienced mounting tail rust on a pony which has not been re-exposed to water. I should imagine everything will be ok :)
 
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Tash

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Don't mean to make you paranoid but tail rust can get worse, personally I take the head off and replace the rusty parts and if there is any on the tail I use pure acetone and scrub it off with a cotton bud or too works really well, it's not as hard as it seems, just see how the rust go's if it hasn't got worse in 6 months, I doubt it ever will.
But if you don't want it there, try removing rust on a few baits first. :D
 

Snowflake

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I think, the washer will rust more over the years, because the chemical preocess of rusting will go on, and don´t need water for that, only air. But I don´t think you´ll see it from the outside.

I´m not 100% sure for that. It is only my opinion. I made the experience (with other things, not ponies), that rusting will not stop, when it has started at one time.

**Snowflake**
 
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Periwinkle

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How odd... I have had a little tail-rust on Bridal Beauty for three years now and she's fine. Anyone know why?
 

Loa

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Do you live in a really hot part of Oz?
Tail rust worsens here because it gets so muggy in summer and the moisture in the air helps accelerate the rusting.
I usually get the head off and scrub them clean with an old toothbrush inside.
 

Annie Msson

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I don't think it will get worse but it might be harder to get it of. Even a pony with a little rust shown on the outside can look really disgusting on the inside.
In worst case the rust can discolor the plastic from the inside(I've seen that). I say it always best to remove the head of a pony with tailrust and fix her up. Throw away the washer and scrub the rusted area with toothpaste.
 
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BabyExplorer

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If a pony has tail rust, there is a very good chance that it is moldy inside. I would most definately pop off the head to check. Mold will discolor the plastic, as can a rusty washer. I use soft scrub with bleach to clean my ponies and remove tail rust, but whitening toothpaste should work too. :)

~BabyExplorer
 
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Cloud Duster

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The rust does get worse, after it's eaten the washer, it'll eat at the clip holding the hair. I had a baby CC with bad tail rust, her tail was almost brown but I got it out, however, her hair clip was almost totally eaten away. I'd go in and take out the washer.
 
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