G3 Fixing Daffidazey’s Cutie Mark [EDITED]

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I have been unsure how to fix this cutie mark for a long time and there doesn’t seem to be anything anywhere for repairing it.

When I was little, I liked to put my ponies in the bath, in the pool, anywhere they could pretend it was a beach or a pool and I think that’s how this got like this. Since Daffidazey came with the Twist & Style Parlour and being an extra long hair pony, her hair occasionally got tangled up in it too and the only way I knew how to get it out was to try to pull it out.
Here she is:
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Please excuse her puffy hair. I have other questions about that for another post. This one is just about that cutie mark.

As time has gone on, I think it’s just rotted judging from the colours. The leaf is still there at the back (if you could call it that) just folded and unable to unfold.
Here are my questions:
>Has anyone ever restored a Daffidazey cutie mark?
>Would it involve beheadding her and pulling it out? Beheadding ponies makes me worried.
>Would it be possible to remake it if I could somehow match the netting? Looking at pictures of new Daffidazey’s, I’m unsure what the shapes would have to be and the sizing. If I was to use what I had I don’t think it’ll be accurate because a lot of the cutie mark seems gone.


Close up pictures of the horrid cutie mark:
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EDIT:
Thank you for the suggestions about what to do! I went ahead and tried to take off the screw. I couldn’t unscrew it so I took off her head to see inside. The tail was in front of the back of the pin I couldn’t pull it out. I took out the tail and then I still couldn’t do it.

The advice about warm water helping take off the heads worked very well here because I put her in a bowl of hot water and boiled the kettle then tipped it inside. I waited for her body to get soft and I pulled it out! It seems like the pin is in two parts but I just can’t get them apart. I have a lot of different colour netting so I will use those to remake it
Pictures below:
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ANOTHER EDIT:
Cutie mark all done!
 
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I have been unsure how to fix this cutie mark for a long time and there doesn’t seem to be anything anywhere for repairing it.

When I was little, I liked to put my ponies in the bath, in the pool, anywhere they could pretend it was a beach or a pool and I think that’s how this got like this. Since Daffidazey came with the Twist & Style Parlour and being an extra long hair pony, her hair occasionally got tangled up in it too and the only way I knew how to get it out was to try to pull it out.
Here she is:
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Please excuse her puffy hair. I have other questions about that for another post. This one is just about that cutie mark.

As time has gone on, I think it’s just rotted judging from the colours. The leaf is still there at the back (if you could call it that) just folded and unable to unfold.
Here are my questions:
>Has anyone ever restored a Daffidazey cutie mark?
>Would it involve beheadding her and pulling it out? Beheadding ponies makes me worried.
>Would it be possible to remake it if I could somehow match the netting? Looking at pictures of new Daffidazey’s, I’m unsure what the shapes would have to be and the sizing. If I was to use what I had I don’t think it’ll be accurate because a lot of the cutie mark seems gone.


Close up pictures of the horrid cutie mark:
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I have no idea how the yellow middle spike thing is inserted, I think I would definitely try and get the head off to have a look inside.
If that can be easily removed I would pull it out and give her some new petals, a that point just give her something that looks real pretty. Petals and ribbons and fun colours! :) If you want a perfect one, buy a new one, but this girl is special cause you played so much with her so why not give her a special look
 

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I have no idea how the yellow middle spike thing is inserted, I think I would definitely try and get the head off to have a look inside.
If that can be easily removed I would pull it out and give her some new petals, a that point just give her something that looks real pretty. Petals and ribbons and fun colours! :) If you want a perfect one, buy a new one, but this girl is special cause you played so much with her so why not give her a special look
I hadn't thought about giving her a brand new cutie mark before, only fixing it, but that is a lovely idea because she is special to me. She was a birthday present once.
If it comes to it and I can't unscrew it, she might have to have her head come off... Hope it doesn't come to that though because I'm worried I'll ruin her further.

Thank you for the suggestion :smile:
 

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I love and second @cannibalcow 's suggestion about fixing her up to be special since you have a history with her. ^^ Like making a new version of the same cutie mark but with your own flair/twist on it. Depending on how the yellow flower center is attached, you could replace that part with something nicer in your remake and ditch the old plastic completely. Or you could just restore w/ netting as-is, even if it's not going to match the original symbol exactly it'll still give her a new lease on life!

Good luck!!
 
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