1 Maintainence for BJDs Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:25 pm
How to take care of them?
~ We usually clean our dolls once a month to ensure they are clean. We
will un strung our dolls into pieces and put the head piece on a safe
side then rinse all the body parts into a warm water for some time with dish wash
soap then scrub with a magic sponge. I will post a tutorial on washing
here later along how to restrung them back.
~ Some cloth might stain them as well. So don't be worry when you fine
the clothes they are wearing stain them, just use the sponge and clean
them off. If the stains kinda being stubborn to be removed, you may wet
the sponge a little and wipe it. Or you may use a bit of Mr thinner to rub also can. No Mr thinner, no worry, you may use those nail polish remover that contain NON Acetone!
~ Make sure you don't drop your dolls that much, Cause if you drop them
too much, they might crack or logically, they will break a part. Keep
sweaty hands away from dolls as sometime our sweat can stain the dolls.
If you find a stains on the dolls rub off with a magic sponge. Try to
avoid touching the face if you had the custom make up done by the
company so the make up won't be ruin and can be maintain for many years.
My Shinku till now still having her default make up from DOD. ^_^
~ Don't put them under the sun for sun bathing cause this will yellow
the doll way much faster. Sun light will cause the resin turn yellow
very fast, so avoid that. There was once I read a post in DOA, someone
mention they kept their dolls inside the car boot for some hours and end
up the dolls had some part melting. Since they are made of resin, try
to keep them away from hot stuff or hot area. I mean don't put your
dolls inside the car for few hours. Bag will be good for them cause you
can always put them in your bag and carry them inside your bag. I always
do that when I bring my kids to work or dollmeet. 8D
~ Due to our heat in this country, there's no way to avoid them being turning yellow as I can assure you, they will turn after some years or a year. If you really worry that much, you may buy the MSC(Mr Super Clear) UV Cut and spray the whole doll to protect it. There's no 100% sure that our resin babies will stay the same even few years. Well if your baby resin start to turn color, means they already gain love from you. Cause they already been by your side for some years.
~ Some wigs may stain the doll head, so to avoid this, you may buy silicon headcap from doll site and put them on before you the wig. Especially wigs with black base they stain for sure!
I'll try to post on how to washed our baby resin on the next post with pictures. If you have extra information or your own experience, please do share here so we can learn and get to know from each others.