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Glistening Rainlight

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OH, SO THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO HER.
That's definitely the one, dang I used to have the set, I ended up giving it to good will (and regretting doing so), but I was supposed to still have the pony. I've been wondering where she went. That explains it. Thank you.
 

AzaleaArt

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@AzaleaArt Sometimes I'd seal at the end. But I usually end up wiping my face-ups cause I don't like them lol. Painting isn't really my forte, and I haven't attempted in ages ^^;
Lol well I’m sure they were cute anyway, but yeah I guess if you aren’t happy with it sealing wouldn’t be very important
 
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Glistening Rainlight

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Welp. I am a classic overdoer and I definitely overdid it! I used ail polish remover instead of straight acetone, and then left her in for too long, so now she's got blue splotches all over her. I believe the remedy for this - assuming it doesn't just like fade out of it naturally? Is a peroxide sun bath, right? I'm gonna give her a day or so, see how she looks, but any advice is welcome.
 
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Skybreeze

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I would suggest trying to clean with 100% acetone. Just nail polish remover won’t get rid of all the factory paint. Whereas 100% acetone works well. Douse a cotton pad with it and hold onto the paint for about 5-10seconds and wipe. That should get the smear paint off.

IF that doesn’t work, you need to do Hydrogen Peroxide (liquid). Because she’s white doing a soak is typically what’s recommended. I’m not sure how quick it takes on a G3, but this process is very slow and can take many months.
You could try using Hydrogen Peroxide hair developer BUT be warned this can cause burning on white ponies.

A great guide for all three methods are available on the MLP Preservation Project page.
 

Glistening Rainlight

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-nods- Definitely noted for the future, I don't think the blue on her now is from her mark though. There's a lot of it, and not only did it get worse the longer I left her in but now it looks like it's fading away some. I wasn't even using blue polish remover to start with, I added a litle laster when I thought the blue was just something I'd missed.

From the looks of it all of the factory paint that was on her, even on her leg, is completely gone now from the soaking and harsh wiping with a paper towel.
 
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Glistening Rainlight

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So I did actually figure out that the blue that was getting on the pony wasn't from the nail polish remover at all. It was from the blue dye that was left on my gloves from when I'd dyed my hair last, I'd tried to wash the stuff off when I did it with no luck. I guess the nail polish remover was just managing to get that off the gloves.

I've been smearing her headless body in the weak peroxide I've got on hand and having her bask in the sun, she's definitely lightening back up but it's going to take a few more days to get her back to proper white. I only just got all of the hair out of the mane so next up is trying to get the remaining bright pink dye off of where her mane holes are.
 
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