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1discussion - Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) Empty Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) on Thu May 03, 2018 10:31 am

GubernatorFan

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To quote Arthur Bishop from The Mechanic (2011), "Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment" (brought to you courtesy of DeltaForceChung's signature). In this thread, you are invited to share your experience in dealing with stains on your action figures -- seamed or seamless, hard plastic or soft silicon alike. Tell us what works and what doesn't work or even backfires.

I will start with some examples of my own.

Fittingly enough, my head sculpt of Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) from the ZC Toys Mechanic 2.0 set (see here: http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW-022217b.htm ) suffered some staining when I placed a sea captain's hat on it (not sure why I did that) and the black pleather lining came into contact with the hard plastic surface for a few days. I followed the recommended procedure, washed it gently with soap and water, and applied Benzoyl Peroxide to it (more specifically, AcneFree Terminator 10, which is 10% this active ingredient). After repeating the procedure maybe 20 times every other day or so, the stain has completely disappeared.

The same worked with the recent "plump" body from WorldBox, which was stained by its black shorts. Far less successful (because of different plastic or much older stain?) was my treatment of a Kaustic Plastik muscle body, which was stained by a black pleather jacket -- the fight continues.

I have seen the same treatment advice proffered for the seamless silicon bodies. These do seem to gradually absorb some of the staining that they suffer, but I have never had the patience or composure to avoid treating them. Usually that has meant frantically trying to remove some of the stain with a lint brush and copious amounts of protective powder, then letting it be and hoping for the best. In the case of a Jiaou Doll figure (which seems to have a different rubbery "skin" than the Phicen/TBLeague figures), I actually followed the treatment outlined above: washed it, dried it, applied the Benzoyl Peroxide. A couple of days later washed that off and the stain was gone. Victory! However, weeks or months later when I dug out the body from its box to test a skin tone match with a head sculpt, I discovered what you see in the photos below. The "brown" body had broken out into splotches of more intense coloring (which are a bit like make up and can rub off a little on whatever you use to wipe them with). I am not sure whether this is reparable, but I do think it is related to my treatment of the body with the Benzoyl Peroxide. Do you have any advice? Have you tried this on Phicen/TBLeague with the same or different results? At any rate, a cautionary tale.

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That’s really strange GF.  It seems like the pigment used to tint the silicone composite has become unstable and is leaching outwards.  Do you think the benzoyl peroxide caused this kind of reaction?  Did you slather it everywhere?  I don’t know.  

I ruined a figure yesterday (Phicen s01a type) by staining it horribly as well as puncturing the foot all in one go.  I didn’t colour test the outfit fully.  I tested the fabric but was nailed by the black hemming thread.  I knew better and should have used dye fixative but didn’t want to wait.  Lessons learnt.

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Thanks, MarkEl. Yes, I have no other explanation why it would break out like this -- the staining had occurred on extensive areas of the body, so I did put Benzoyl Peroxide on much of it -- and it seems to correspond, more or less.

Give your Phicen figure some time to recover on its own, before resorting to Benzoyl Peroxide -- unless we have confirmation that this is safe on Phicen/TBLeague "skin." The punctures can be annoying, but the "skin" is quite tear resistant, which might mean that it is unlikely to extend readily.

Tell us more about the dye fixative, how you use it, and how dependable the results.


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DeltaForceChung

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UH . . .

You meaning cleaning and care for 1:6 seamless bodies and not 1:1 seamless companion dolls right?

Stryker2011

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I've tried all sorts of different "recommended" treatments with little to no success on any of the rubber bodied figures (Phicen, Jiaou, Kumik, VeryCool, etc.). Unless it is a minor stain, you're pretty much SOL. I've regretfully thrown a few seamless bodies in the trash thanks to the fiasco of staining.


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DFC -- correct, although someone reported somewhere that the Jiaou "skin" was made of the same material as the "Real Dolls" or some other 1:1 scale dolls.

Stryker -- that is very sad. Have you tried what I do (not the Jiaou disaster) -- pick up as much of the stain with a lint brush, replace the protective powder, and wait and hope and pray? It has worked out so far, but maybe I was lucky and the stains were not too bad or too set in. And surely you could have used the stained bodies for something other than landfill. Although I understand the urge (and disappointment).


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GubernatorFan wrote:...Tell us more about the dye fixative, how you use it, and how dependable the results.

I use the spray on Rit dye fixative for crafting.  If the outfit is washable, I usually try to treat it before using on figures.  Certain things like pleather, fabrics with adhesives attachments and certain fused fabrics can’t be washed at all.  If I can do it, I spray down the outfits with the dye fixative and let sit 20 minutes.  I then hand wash in lukewarm or cold water with gentle detergent for delicates.  I watch for dye leakage and wash and rinse until all is clear.  Sometimes I do a second round of fixative.  There are no guarantees, but I’ve had good results without dye transfer mishaps.  I was lazy on my last one and was burnt.

There’s a big range in dye quality used in 1/6 fabrics.  It really makes me ticked off considering the price point and sewing craftsmanship put into this stuff.  Why not use treated and colour stable fabrics?  Cuttting corners.

Here are some pics.  
Spraying down a suit outfit
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This is another outfit - a Superduck Tony racing suit.  It leaked dye like no other 1/6 outfit I’ve ever had.  Look at this first rinse!  Countless rinses until clear.  I still don’t trust it and use only with cling film.  You have to assess as you go.  
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GubernatorFan

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Thanks, MarkEl! Wow, did that Superduck Tony outfit ever become fit to use? (See what I did there?) Smile


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GubernatorFan wrote:Thanks, MarkEl! Wow, did that Superduck Tony outfit ever become fit to use? (See what I did there?) Smile

Haha! I had to remove the weird logo letters with debonder and made it a generic coverall. It’s ok,  

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Looks good, MarkEl!


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Sorry about what happened to your Jiaou body GF. I've only had minor stains, I use the usual acne cream like you and the others mention, and its all good. For me there hasn't been any lasting effects on the body.

This is the first time I've heard of a situation such as yours GF, I think I've seen staining issues pop up in Facebook groups from time to time, but I don't recall reading about them having pigment or dye bleeding or splotching like that. It's got me thinking if there's any difference in the materials or dye that they used to make Jiaou and Phicen/TBL bodies.

@MarkEl, wow the dye fixative is a really interesting method, I may have to try it. Thank you for sharing this.

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Thanks Fox. The Jiaou that broke out into splotches was treated with soap and water, then acne cream, then washed again, and given protective powder. So I can't imagine what else could have happened.

I have read up on TPE, the material that is apparently used for Jiaou Dolls (you might have noticed a slightly different feel and consistency from the Phicen/TBLeague silicone bodies, which are more sticky). They don't advise anything other than soap, water, and protective powder for clean up. I also see that TPE is more susceptible to stains than silicone, and also less tolerant of heat (which makes it a very good thing that Jiaou hands swap so easily).


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Interesting info, Guv. I knew Jiaou wasn’t using the same material as TBL, but I didn’t know what. Good to know not to use a hair dryer on those things.


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GubernatorFan wrote:Thanks Fox. The Jiaou that broke out into splotches was treated with soap and water, then acne cream, then washed again, and given protective powder. So I can't imagine what else could have happened.

I have read up on TPE, the material that is apparently used for Jiaou Dolls (you might have noticed a slightly different feel and consistency from the Phicen/TBLeague silicone bodies, which are more sticky). They don't advise anything other than soap, water, and protective powder for clean up. I also see that TPE is more susceptible to stains than silicone, and also less tolerant of heat (which makes it a very good thing that Jiaou hands swap so easily).  

Great research and thanks! That may also explain how the Jiaou bodies more variance in colour shading. They can take a stain better (or worse depending on purpose).

By the way, the stains faded from my Phicen S01a within four days of benzoyl peroxide and sunshine treatment.

15discussion - Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) Empty Re: Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) on Fri May 11, 2018 10:27 am

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Stryker2011 wrote:Interesting info, Guv. I knew Jiaou wasn’t using the same material as TBL, but I didn’t know what. Good to know not to use a hair dryer on those things.

Well, I just wouldn't use it too much. You probably don't need it, at least not for the hands; as for the feet, I forget, are they that hard to take off? Putting them back on, of course, means you could pre-heat them before they come anywhere near the body.

MarkEl wrote:Great research and thanks!  By the way, the stains faded from my Phicen S01a within four days of benzoyl peroxide and sunshine treatment.  

Happy to hear. I have not yet used benzoyl peroxide on a Phicen -- just lint brush and protective powder, though I suspect the silicone flesh does its own magic. Did you leave it around for a bit before resorting to benzoyl peroxide, or did you apply the treatment as soon as you noticed the stain? Also, keep us posted if anything strange happens to it in coming days or weeks. (My Jiaou Doll body didn't break out into splotches until some time after the successful clean up of the stain with benzoyl peroxide -- but again TPE is not the same as silicone.)


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16discussion - Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) Empty Re: Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) on Fri May 11, 2018 10:48 am

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GubernatorFan wrote:Well, I just wouldn't use it too much. You probably don't need it, at least not for the hands; as for the feet, I forget, are they that hard to take off? Putting them back on, of course, means you could pre-heat them before they come anywhere near the body.

I heat up the foot a little, then stand the figure up and push down onto the foot to get them back on (same with TBL). Pretty easy.


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17discussion - Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) Empty Re: Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) on Fri May 11, 2018 11:04 am

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With TBLeague, the feet come off and go on fairly easily -- I don't usually resort to heating.


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Interesting about the Rit Dye fixer, sounds like a good investment. I have some Bruce Lee Game of Death suits that were notorious for staining. I soaked one in warm water and washing up liquid and that seemed to do the trick. I didn't do it on the second one as it had a footprint on it and I was worried it would come off. I haven't dared to remove that suit since I put it on the figure, but, it's not one I ever plan on removing anyway.

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Wow, it's like she tried out some self tanner before her High School reunion!
How bizzare.

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JX Toys TiFa Female Fighter Photo Review Postscript by Ed's Toy Box, on Flickr

"Hi everyone! Liesel here with a demonstration that sometimes, the best thing you can do with a stained Phicen/TBLeague body is nothing. As I'm sure you all saw above, TiFa here had stains on both her elbows from her arm sleeves right after the photo review was over. We figured she'd need a cleaning, but after a week left alone, all the stains are gone. There's lint and other stuff on her body that we'll give some attention to, but we promise, we didn't do anything to clean those stains off."


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I’m finally hoping to purchase a tbleague body soon, and I just had a quick question regarding maintenance. GubernatorFan has already kindly explained to me various options for keeping the body from getting too ‘sticky’, but I’m still unsure how to go about ‘dusting’ them. For the rubber torsos on jointed bodies, I tend to just use a small piece of cloudy scotch tape as a mini ‘lint roller’. Can I do the same for the tbleague , or is there a better option?

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skywalkersaga wrote:I’m finally hoping to purchase a tbleague body soon, and I just had a quick question regarding maintenance. GubernatorFan has already kindly explained to me various options for keeping the body from getting too ‘sticky’, but I’m still unsure how to go about ‘dusting’ them.  For the rubber torsos on jointed bodies, I tend to just use a small piece of cloudy scotch tape as a mini ‘lint roller’. Can I do the same for the tbleague , or is there a better option?

You can do that, or an actual mini lint roller, but remember to apply protective powder to them afterwards. While I generally keep my seamless bodies unclothed (lest there are stains or semi-permanent imprints on them -- though they do tend to bounce back), I also keep them in self-sealed bags (like Ziploc or Hefty) and stored away in boxes. So they don't have much of a chance to get dusty. But of course all that is different if you want/need to keep them on display.


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GubernatorFan wrote:You can do that, or an actual mini lint roller, but remember to apply protective powder to them afterwards.

Noted! (but where does one get a mini lint roller?? Shocked  )

GubernatorFan wrote:While I generally keep my seamless bodies unclothed (lest there are stains or semi-permanent imprints on them -- though they do tend to bounce back), I also keep them in self-sealed bags (like Ziploc or Hefty) and stored away in boxes. So they don't have much of a chance to get dusty. But of course all that is different if you want/need to keep them on display.

Thank you for the tips -- that definitely sounds like a great way to keep them as pristine as possible. I tend to store any bodies (even just jointed ones) that I'm not 'using' in a very similar manner (in their original packaging and/or bubble wrap, in a plastic storage container).

And you're right...that method only really works for me with spare bodies or parts, or if I'm not finished with a figure yet. Once I complete something, I prefer to keep it out and on display, in part because I want to look at it Razz , but also because my projects often involve delicate clothing or hairstyles that I don't necessarily want to remove, and which I'd be concerned about 'crushing' if I just wrapped it all back up again.  When I want variations on the same character, I tend to just make entirely different figures for different outfits (and just swap out the headsculpt at most, though sometimes I even just have multiples of the same headsculpt for each), so I generally don't intend to remove the garments all that much, other than to improve or tinker with them in some way. (I realize that in the case of a tbleague body, this will make it in danger of being stained, but for now I'm willing to take that risk.) That said, if I end up with any 'extra' seamless bodies (which no doubt will happen at some point, lol), I will definitely keep them safely stored away rather than out in the open.  

Eventually, I plan to have my finished figures on display on a shelf or in a glass case (detolf or otherwise), but due to my recent house move, I unfortunately do not yet have a permanent setup. Back at the old place, I  had been keeping almost my entire collection set up as if 'on display', but entirely out of sight on shelves inside a dust-free storage cupboard. That was honestly my ideal set-up in some ways, as I had the best of both worlds... my figures were there for me to view whenever I wanted, but safe from sunlight, dust, and my hyperactive dogs. Razz

For the time being, I'm lucky in that I *do* at least have a (small) room where I can store my collection, and which I keep closed-off most of the time. In the meantime, all my in-progress figures I either have laid flat on my craft table in said room (covered), or propped up on their figure stands (likewise draped with protective coverings). But of course this is not fool-proof and is simply a makeshift, temporary solution, hence why I was curious about dealing with lint and dust until I'm able to furnish my display area. : )


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Has anyone tried pain pigment? I'm thinking about blending flesh tone pigment over a stain from black nylons.

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Grease Gazzo wrote:Has anyone tried pain pigment? I'm thinking about blending flesh tone pigment over a stain from black nylons.

Considering the difficulties in painting silicone or rubbery skin, this is not likely to be the first thing one thinks of. Also, I would imagine there would be the added complication of finding the right color match, and then making sure it is not transparent. The most successful way to paint these bodies is oil pastel (see the Painting Seamless Bodies thread), and that might take care of the second concern, but it makes color matching fairly difficult unless you happen to get lucky or unless you repaint the whole body.


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26discussion - Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) Empty Re: Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) on Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:16 pm

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When I tried out the ZC World Mens Hommes Airforce uniform on a TBLeague M33 body (see Clothing TBLeague / Phicen Seamless Bodies Part XII), the socks left a nasty stain on the lower legs. I should have known better. Anyway, I washed the area with soap and water, but the stain remained. I put some protective powder on it and put it aside until I could go get some acne cream with Benzoyl Peroxide, half hoping that by then the stain would have disappeared. When I got around to treating it, the stain was still there, to my disappointment. So I washed the area again (to remove the protective powder) before treating it, and lo and behold the stain was gone! Good as new. The Benzoyl Peroxide remained unopened, and no sunlight exposure was needed at any point in the process. I don't know to what extent this would work every time or whether the stain would have disappeared completely on its own given a few more days, but I thought I'd share.


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27discussion - Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) Empty Re: Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) on Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:33 pm

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Interesting. Thanks for the info. Did you pre-soak any part of the uniform, etc. before putting it on?


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Stryker2011 wrote:Interesting. Thanks for the info. Did you pre-soak any part of the uniform, etc. before putting it on?

Welcome. No, I was too lazy to try that -- of course I should have done so. I did have a feeling the socks and pants might cause problems, which would have been all the more annoying as the pants couldn't be closed at the waist; strangely they did not stain anywhere -- just the socks. I think it might have to do with the elasticity of the material and the related ability (or lack thereof) to hold on to the dye. I'm just glad the body is back to normal and is now being cast as Ramses. Smile


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Sorry to ask if already explained but I couldn't see it in this thread. When you refer to 'protective' powder what do you mean? A pricey silicone-based powder or something else? I have to admit I only use cheap cornstarch once the factory applied powder wears off.

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Corn starch works fine. Or you could use baby powder. Either is fine.


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Just like Stryker said. Or use silicon finishing powder (used in make up). Do keep in mind that some or all of these will show if you try to take photos with a flash.


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Recently got a new tbleague body and stupidly tried some pleather clothing on it, and while I only left it on for a few seconds to check the fit, it left an awful stain. Only had the thing one day and I already stained it. Rolling Eyes I really don't want to bother with buying acne cream, so I'm thinking my best bet is just to clean it, put the powder on it, store it back in the box, and then leave it for a while and hope for the best?


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skywalkersaga wrote:Recently got a new tbleague body and stupidly tried some pleather clothing on it, and while I only left it on for a few seconds to check the fit, it left an awful stain. Only had the thing one day and I already stained it. Rolling Eyes  I really don't want to bother with buying acne cream, so I'm thinking my best bet is just to clean it, put the powder on it, store it back in the box, and then leave it for a while and hope for the best?

Do all that, but if you can I’d leave it out of the box to let it get some air. I’ve heard some of the stains will fade in time.


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Ah ok, no problem... I will leave it out for a bit and see what happens. Normally I try to keep the figures/bodies out of sunlight, but maybe in this case a for a few days it might actually help.


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Yes, I wouldn't leave it out in direct sunlight for ages. Judging by my recent painting experiment, a determined wash with somewhat warm water and soap might help. Either immediately or eventually, reapply protective powder. If it is still stained, try setting it aside and not looking at it for a few days. Then, if still stained, wash again and see if that helps. I'm not sure I have enough data or consistency of experience to tell you how, but the stains have always disappeared sooner or later -- on the TBLeague silicone bodies that is. Stains on hard plastic bodies, on the other hand, have been removed or greatly faded only after lengthy and repeated application of acne cream, and then not completely -- at least in my experience.


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36discussion - Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) Empty Re: Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) on Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:12 am

skywalkersaga

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Thanks, GF. I'm going to reapply the powder once I wash it once more time in warmer water like you suggested. I'll leave in the sunlight while it dries thoroughly, and then put it away for a bit.


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37discussion - Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) Empty Re: Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) on Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:16 am

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Although it is probably safe (witness gooboo's dyeing experiments), I avoid using overly hot water on them. Not being the patient type, I usually pat dry with a paper towel.


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38discussion - Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) Empty Re: Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) on Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:42 pm

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I wouldn’t recommend leaving it in the sun for any length of time, but out of the box to let the silicone breath should be sufficient — if it isn’t direct sunlight, you should be able to leave it alone for several days without issue.


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39discussion - Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) Empty Re: Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) on Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:45 pm

skywalkersaga

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I’ve covered it up with a light cloth to keep the sunlight off it now, but left it out of its box for a bit longer. Hopefully that will be ok ...

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Hello, i came here because i think i may have some chances to have answers to my questions.
Please forgive me by advance my lack of vocabulary : I'm French Very Happy

I recently buyed a 1/6 TOYSEIKI GANTZ Reika figure :

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I knew it was a figurine based on a Phicen/TBleague Body.
I've got some hot toys but it's the first time i buy this kind of stuff.  

I also buyed, last year, un set of 1/6 clothes by MC TOYS, without having an occasion to put it on a doll.

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So it tried it on the Reika Fig ! I didn't knew how Phicen Body were fragiles before coming in this thread...

I put the skirt without the stockings...
A few days were enought to mark the thights in blue :


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I tried soap, dishes soap, and even the thing to remave nail paint (very bad idea for the last one : silicon has started to melt :s)

So, here, i learned the talc method (cornstuff) and the diyng method for the clothes, thanks. BUT !

Impossible to put back the original costume with thoses visibles stains !

so here is my question number 1 :
How can i fix this stains ?
Is there a solution ?
Skirt is in false leather. Body in silicone.
I take every solution...

And question number 2 : With this picture under spoiler, can a specialist identify the body ?
Is it in the Phicen products line ? (S20A ? Don't seems so...) So i can replace it ?
Or is it a custom and it's die for me ? ^^'


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discussion - Staining and Cleaning (continuously updated) P1070010


Thanks for your futures advices Smile

GubernatorFan

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That's a good question about which body it is. It's bound to be one of the ones that they produce as base bodies. But it's hard to tell for me. I'd guess it is suntan and large-breasted, and obviously with the removable feet, so this (if correct) would narrow down the possibilities.

I've started a reference thread for these bodies here:
https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t3013-tbleague-phicen-seamless-bodies-with-steel-skeleton-catalog

You can poke around Giantoy's materials here:

https://giantoy.com/blogs/guides/tbleague-phicen-standard-female-figures-comparison-with-photo-body-shape

and

https://giantoy.com/blogs/guides/how-to-choose-the-right-phicen-tbleague-female-body

and

https://giantoy.com/collections/phicen/products/1-6-phicen-tbleague-stainless-steel-skeleton-seamless-female-body-12-inch-skin-tone-pale-1?variant=14705474175039

As for cleaning the body, don't use anything too strong. Soap and water should do it. In a case like this, wash and dry, leave for two or three days, then check -- the stain might have disappeared on its own. If not, wash and dry and check again -- last time this happened to one of mine, the stain disappeared at that stage. Repeat as needed. Make sure you cover the body in protective powder after washing. If everything else fails, dedicate this body to the look that caused the stain, and research and find the same or very similar body to use with the other set of clothes.


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