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Note: All vinyl dolls, regardless of the manufacturer, can become shiny or slightly oily over time. While many doll makers and sellers may pretend this problem doesn't exist with their dolls (which it does - it is a part of the chemistry in vinyl production) we are willing to not just acknowledge it, but offer a solution! If you follow our directions below for a painted or unpainted Secrist doll kits you can effectively protect your dolls from this problem.
This tutorial is for Secrist doll kits or doll kits using Authentic Reborn paints - using this tutorial for doll kits from other manufacturers may yield different or negative results. Always ask the manufacturer of your doll kit before proceeding.
How to Clean Oily VinylFor years now people have been running into oily vinyl doll parts. Some say it's caused by baby fat pellets, while others say it is caused by the kinds of coating and paints reborners try to use. Regardless of the cause, everyone would like to know how to get rid of it. Here is a process that worked for me.Odorless thinner won't do the job, however, 100% denatured alcohol will. Be sure to get a good brand so you don't get discoloration on your vinyl, due to impurities in the denatured alcohol. You will need lint free paper towels so your baby doesn't end up coated in paper towel fuzz. You will also want a cosmetic sponge, craft stick and superior shine remover. You are probably saying to yourself, "Why superior Shine Remover when I don't have a shine problem?" Superior Shine Remover is the most durable, long lasting sealer on the reborning market today. It won't rub off like so many other sealers. You want to be confident, once you seal your vinyl that it will never come off.
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Hi, thanks for the usefull info, i purchased teddy from secrist and used heat set genesis paints, he's been in the box ready to sell for the past 3 months, when i opened the box he was drippping in oil. I was so distraught over this as i'd spent 2 months working on him to make him so lovelly. Will try the denatured alcohol and other stuff. Big thanks x
Is this the same as Authentic Reborn Superior
I wonder about inside of limbs?
They feel oily also.
I have cleaned with oxyclean, dawn, and rags,
and blow dryer.
I tried all that stuff but the oil still leaks through, Secrist will replace the kit if you put X on all parts take a photo and send it to them. They have got rid of the kit maker, and the reason the babies are oily is................ that they where using too much release agent, so I don't think what you do with the kits will fix the problem. You will just have to keep doing it. Best to have it replaced now and stop all the problems, heartache and hard work for it to keep happening I had about Nine, they all all replaced, that is why I haven't been on here much as I haven't got into redoing them yet. XXXXX June.
-- Edited by sara zata on Saturday 5th of November 2011 09:48:42 PM
I made the tiny guppy baby about 3 years ago it was fine now its oily I keep cleaning it but it keeps coming back its nasty but I love her, oh well.
Thank you Pat, I'll just have to deal with it, nothing I can do about it.