Oiling ponies

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Is this a thing? I read a couple auctions where the seller has oiled the plastic. It looks great, but I feel like this is likely to mess with the plastic. Anyone know anything about this?
 

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Lol what?? I guess I can see like mineral oil but why? :blink:
 

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The auction read that ponies plastic has been conditioned with oil. It made the colours look bright and shiny, but I have no idea what kind of oil. Thought it was odd.
 

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I've heard of this too. Particularly on deflocked SS ponies. Someone was using a plastics conditioner on them which supposedly left them looking a little shiny at first but would then soak in and the pony would return to it's more matte-ish finish. I asked her about it and she said it was a conditioner used on antique car/plane interiors/seats and that it was safe on the ponies. Now, I don't know how true that is or if long-term it helped, hindered or made no difference but I have wondered about any possible benefits from some sort of vinyl conditioner? Might need to go to the auto store and find a bait.
 

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I've heard of this too. Particularly on deflocked SS ponies. Someone was using a plastics conditioner on them which supposedly left them looking a little shiny at first but would then soak in and the pony would return to it's more matte-ish finish. I asked her about it and she said it was a conditioner used on antique car/plane interiors/seats and that it was safe on the ponies. Now, I don't know how true that is or if long-term it helped, hindered or made no difference but I have wondered about any possible benefits from some sort of vinyl conditioner? Might need to go to the auto store and find a bait.
I was wondering the same thing. If there was a conditioning oil that was safe to use, I would probably use it, but first, I'd want to know about any possible long term effects or damage that might occur.
 

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I have never heard about Oiling ponies Before now I tell you this I don't like the Idea of Oiling ponies even if it makes them more shiny i don't think it's a good idea I think it would ruin their special smell and I don't think it's a very good idea what if a child bought had and bad smell to it I certainly smell my ponies and put them up to my face and kiss them ponies I'm a little crazy I don't understand why anyone would do that but that is my opinion
 
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I just think any long term negative effects probably wouldn't present themselves until further down the road then what would be a optimal testing time frame. You may not notice anything for a couple years and think okay, all good and then 15 years down the road it negatively effects the plasticizer. It's like, who is going to really know until such a length of time goes by? As far as G1s go we've all started encountering the plastic breakdown in it's various forms, it's been common for years. As far as I know storing in dry, airy, moderate temp and light sensitive areas is the best you can do to prevent the breakdown but once it starts I don't think you can reverse it, just try to slow it down. I can't imagine any product would reverse it but could it maybe slow down some of the process? I think it would also depend on what the cause of the breakdown is for it to be most beneficial. If the plastic is breaking down from being exposed to too much moisture I wouldn't think it would help as much as if it's breaking down for maybe another reason. I have a feeling though, whatever the reason for the breakdown, the chemical reaction probably started years ago before you could even notice and at this point I'm not super confident it would be of any benefit. I would also think we need to know what type of plastic ponies are made out of, some products can cause harm to one type of plastic and not another so I feel like more research is required.
 

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I am not a fan of jumping on the bandwagon of adding chemicals to ponies to try and preserve or restore them. I think there’s too much chance of damaging the ponies (too few collectors remember the Removezit fiasco - its a doll cleaning product that slowly bleached the colour out of vintage ponies years after it was used to remove discolourations). Better in my mind to stick to the basics - soap and water, a little conditioner, well rinsed, and magic eraser.

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I've never used oil. For some reason the thought of using it on plastic makes me uncomfortable. But that's just me. Honestly, I wouldn't use a bait, but rather a common one, because bait ones have so many problems as it is you might not tell if that's what's destroying it or not. (unless it starts right away)
 
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This takes me back a good 10-12 years to the "oily pony seller" on Ebay! Any oldbies remember that fiasco? LOL :tongue:
 

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That is so odd! I don't think I'd be comfortable with oil on ponies.
 

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Oil ponies...? That sounds pretty weird, and I don't know what can it do the ponies' plastic, if the leaking plasticizer is a really hugh problem for a lot of ponies, adding more things...

I wasn't at that point what happened?
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I must have really been around forever if I'm the only one that remembers this! ;)

A good decade or so ago, there was a huge scandal involving an ebay seller who would put baby oil on her ponies in order for them to look shiny in her sales photos. She adamantly denied it, even when buyers posted photos of their ponies that had arrived in baggies with small pools of oil in the bottom corner of the baggies. It was really just pretty silly overall, but at the time that was the talk of the town! :tongue:
 

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I would be worried about long term effects, too... Look how long people were using removezit and acne creams with no apparent issues, but now 10 years or so later we have all these ponies showing up with issues from it!
 

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I would be worried about long term effects, too... Look how long people were using removezit and acne creams with no apparent issues, but now 10 years or so later we have all these ponies showing up with issues from it!
Don't remember... just this year I saw a post in a FB group about a person who tried to use acne cream on brown spots on a MO Tux 'n Tails... just... guess the results...
 

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This takes me back a good 10-12 years to the "oily pony seller" on Ebay! Any oldbies remember that fiasco? LOL :tongue:
I don't remember that one, but I do remember the one who would put "bologna" curls in every. single. pony's. hair and inflate her prices SOOO much because of it.

Cosmetic hair bleaching cream is all the rage now. I worry about what it will do to treated ponies years later.
 

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I don't remember that one, but I do remember the one who would put "bologna" curls in every. single. pony's. hair and inflate her prices SOOO much because of it.

Cosmetic hair bleaching cream is all the rage now. I worry about what it will do to treated ponies years later.
What are bologna curls? What is hair bleaching cream used for? You mean for yellowed playsets and such?
 
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