I was reminded why I try to avoid using dark materials to make dollfie clothes the hard way ^^; When I was going to change Mirai’s clothes I realised Oh noes…. Stain!!!! o_o;;;;;
Quickly made Mirai’s body a pair of pantyhose to cover up for now, as the pimple cream I use to treat doll stains is conveniently MIA at the moment ^^;
***Some NSFW dollfie part/pantsu images after cut!
I stupidly let my guard down as I made a pair of pants with this same dark grey/blue material and black thread and there was no staining at all, so I am quite puzzled as to why this happened this time when I made a skirt with the same material and thread. ^^; *scratch head*
The only conclusion is that perhaps the way I posed Mirai for the last week or so, the black thread was pressed against the front and side parts of her thighs and she was in that pose for at least a week+ ^^;.
I’m still kinda puzzled why this happened, since the very fitted dollfie pants I made, she wore it for at least a month or longer and no staining!
(old image below – taken on November 21)
These pants were made really tight fitted too so I’m seriously confused lol!
Does your dollfie suffer from any accidental stains? Do you take precautions – example full body panty hose etc or fix it after it happens?
Hmm think I made the ankle parts too tight :P
Mirai completely took over the camera ^^;
Mirai slightly annoyed with me… you think? ^^;
Meanwhile, gonna think about something to match with these grey pantyhose :3
I will update again if/when the stains get removed ^^; Fingers crossed!
No worries about chipping since vinyl absorbs stuff into itself – so the top coats don’t really end up as an overcoat. That same absorbing property is what makes the stains so hard to remove – they are not on the surface at all, but rather “under the skin”. So there are no worries with the spray coats. The only thing to watch for when applying a spray coat is that it goes on evenly to avoid drips, and that you don’t capture any dust or clothing fibers that may be floating around in the air (or little flying bugs if you spray outside). The skin on my DD looks and feels the same as before I did the spray coats, but now has some added protection against staining. It has been three months now since I did all that, and have absolutely no bad side effects. I hope this might help others with a DD or MDD made of vinyl who like dark clothing like I do. ^_^
Arrggg! I hate when that happens! I have had it happen twice and it takes DAYS to remove it semi-safely with the 10% Benzoyl Peroxide pimple cream. It really is the ONLY stuff that has removed those dark stains from my Vinyl DD – but the process is a real chore. Blot the cream on the stain, and then expose to heat and light (in sun on a window sill, or pretty close to an incandescent light bulb) for 8 hour stints, rinse, re-apply, and repeat as many times as needed until gone. It makes the use of a body stocking (I use Volks) totally worthwhile and I do recommend using something similar. Also what really helps is the old fashioned White Vinegar rinse with all new clothing and wigs. 50% water and 50% vinegar in a bowl and soak the wigs/clothing for 6+ hours or more. This is an old method to set in color dyes in clothing, ect. I hope this helps for those of you who will have to endure the horrors of the dreaded dark stains. But with a little extra precautions you shouldn’t have to worry too much about them. Just beware of what causes them and how to avoid them.
interesting about the vinegar soak, what do U do after the soak? Do U wash it out? I tried vinegar rise before but did not soak as long lol
Oops, forgot to mention with rinse! Yes, rinse out the clothing and air dry after. (Or else everything will smell like sushi or pickles or something. Eww.) I dry my clothes and wigs on a wooden drying rack that has slits for air to pass through. Also to prevent staining, I have also added 3 coats (over the course of three days) of Volks Mr. Super Clear UV Cut Spray – which is safe for vinyl and should help prevent stains too. Then I even added a final coat of Testor’s Semi-Gloss Lacquer Varnish Spray (which actually dries with a Matte finish and not a glossy finish at all) – it looks great and I have had no stains or unpleasant side effects for the past few months. As you can see I am very serious about stain prevention on my precious daughter. I figure stain prevention is actually easier than stain removal. Hope this helps.
Wow you’re hard core lol! I guess one thing I’m concerned about spraying is that over time the coat may chip off? Not sure how I’ll remove it afterwards then o_o; But well you’ll never know, only time will tell — don’t mean to freak you out or anything lol! I’m glad it’s working out for you within the time frame U mentioned tho! :D
i guess staining caused by cloth/thread dye coming off would normally happen over time due to moisture setting in. Also, the surface of the doll gets affected by temperature easily which causes the “pores” to open up and allowing moisture to set in.
Since the thread/cloth bleeds dye during these moist periods the dye will be more easily transfered over to the now delicate surface of the doll.
It happen too many times in Singapore’s humid climate and many of my friends whom travel with DDs encounter similar cases due to climate change.
A pre-caution i took was to lightly powder the area that i will be putting dark clothings over with baby powder. And also to avoid letting the dolls wear the clothes over 3 days if possible.
Hmmm I guess if the doll’s “pores” open up due to temperature change it may somehow make some sense? I just cannot find the explanation for something made with exact same material being worn for longer period (1 month + or more) which did not stain, and I make the skirt with the same stuff and it stained lol. Interesting idea about baby powder ^o^ Thanks for sharing it! I really appreciate it ^^
Do you think that A bit of Rubbing Alchol would remove the stains and not hurt the doll??? I use it for “everything” :)
I’m not sure, I guess I am worried about the alcohol seeping into the doll’s material ^^; So right now I’ll try the pimple cream first XD
hmm, I wonder if nail polish remover would be less concentrated and not hurt the doll…hmmm -ponders- :) well, I guess if you know what works it’s safer to use that :)
I’m actually kinda hesitant about using something with acetone in it, but there are acetone free nail polish remover out there ^^ I know pimple cream has worked for the dolls, just take time and patience lol