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Your Best Cleaning Tricks

darklys

Flutter Pony
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I am sure this is talked about many places on here, so feel free to link them to me if you don't want to type.
But!
I haven't been collecting for a while. I think I used to use Goo Gone sometimes, and a toothbrush... I'm sure there are many more sophisticated methods.

Lay down some wisdom!
 

DracoKat

Teeny Tiny Baby Pony
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I like to use a baby toothbrush. The bristles are softer, less chance of scratching and its smaller to get to those hard to reach places such as inside the legs. I find them in bulk at thrift stores usually. I've also used pipe cleaners to get into the tail holes and tighter spots such as inside the open mouths.
 

Lilykin

Magic Meadow Pony
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I like to use a baby toothbrush. The bristles are softer, less chance of scratching and its smaller to get to those hard to reach places such as inside the legs. I find them in bulk at thrift stores usually. I've also used pipe cleaners to get into the tail holes and tighter spots such as inside the open mouths.
Pipe cleaners are great! I've also used straw and small bottle brushes too.

My tip: I really love a good oxiclean soak for yucky ponies. However, I don't recommend it for pearlized ponies or ones with glitter symbols cause it can sometimes damage them. You'll have to recondition the hair cause it will dry it out. If I've gotten to the point were I'm soaking the pony I usually replace the tail washer/crimp with a zip tie too.
 

Ayako SweetHeart

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Personally I've used very small toothbrush thingy tha you use to clean the in-between!
Soap and fabric softener is doing good on the hair, and it add a nice smell !

For marks that soap, water and rubbing didn't get, I try anti leftover bandaid stuff, or nail polish remover with the lowest acetone possible or with no acetone.. don't forget to immediately rinse well after !

For hair and frizzy hair, hot water in a pot and dip dip method is working well if you're scared of burning yourself ! :satisfied:
 

Tak

Squishy Columbian Curiosity
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Aren't those a bit too hard? :shock:
I'm scared they'll scratch the pony, because here they are as hard as wood !
Mine isn’t that hard. You find it in the beauty section for cleaning underneath your fingernails. I’ve never scratched a pony with it. I wouldn’t scrub a symbol or eyes, but it’s about the same as a toothbrush, just easier to hold. 39323B71-B522-42A7-A9AF-2A583E0A0DD3.jpeg6F587BB2-EE6D-4CED-8148-17F2EAD21BF9.jpeg
 

Ayako SweetHeart

Teeny Tiny Baby Pony
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Mine isn’t that hard. You find it in the beauty section for cleaning underneath your fingernails. I’ve never scratched a pony with it. I wouldn’t scrub a symbol or eyes, but it’s about the same as a toothbrush, just easier to hold. View attachment 55603View attachment 55604
Oh ! Ok ! It seems more gentle than ours !
I'll try to get one to test it out, thanks !
 

strawberrypony32

Its a berry, its a cherry? No, Its a Strawberry!
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My go to is a Mr Clean magic eraser just be careful around painted areas. Also whitening toothpaste, not gel, has gotten lotsss of rust out of my ponies hair over the years.

Not necessarily a cleaning tip but an after cleaning tip. I keep any plastic straws I get, wash them, and cut them into rollers. I have all mine in a zipper bag as a pony and doll hair kit. Those with bobby pins, but if youre gonna use bobby pins make sure you wrap the curl in toilet paper first before putting on the pin so on the chance the pin rusts it wont be on the hair. I havent had any rust on me yet, but ive seen it happen with other people.
 
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