- Apr 21, 2019
I don't think I've seen pics of what it looks like? Quite curious as what to look for.
Unfortunately a lot of g1s are sticky. I don't know what kind of sticky to watch for. Discoloration is big with g1s too.It can take a couple different forms. When your ponies get that sort of "sticky" feel that is one way. Discoloration can be a result too as the chemicals react and break down.
It doesn't spread tho right?Yeah. Plasticizer leakage makes the body of the pony feel very sticky to the touch. Almost like it's coated in honey, maybe, as an analogy? Or a white glue that's JUST started to dry, but it still tacky. IDK. But the stickiness keeps coming back, even with repeated washings. And as mentioned, there are a lot of factors in how long it takes to completely seep out.
And yes, when the pony hardens, it becomes as hard as a rock. Regular ponies have a little give in them... like you can squeeze their rumps, or their hooves, and the plastic will squish, and give, and you can pinch things. A pony that's had all it's plasticiser leak out will not give at all. I have a TE Sky Rocket that's undergone that, and she is a solid brick. I have a Brandy (dog friend accessory) that's undergoing leakage, and... he's just constantly sticky. He's packed away from the others, down in a box in storage, so I've no idea what sort of state he's in right now, or if the leakage has been completed.
I don't think I have any that are leaking. What kind of surfaces should I be careful about tho?And what's weirder is that all leaky Mexicans are way softer than not-leaky ones =P But take care just where you put/leave them... it's not uncommon for them to stick onto different surfaces -.-
Ok. I put paper towel down on my shelf (because its painted) even tho no one is leaking that I know of but I don't care for staining.I would just not put them on anything that might transfer if they're really sticky. I have the cat that came with the Pretty Parlor who is very wet/sticky and I've got him sitting on a piece of wax paper on the shelf. Not sure if that's a good idea or not but didn't want him goo-ing up my display or leaving sticky residue behind.
@Gingerbread answered, I'll avoid any and everything that can transfer, paper/cardboax (unless you have the patience to be taking out small pieces of them out of the body parts in direct contact -learned the hard way when I left once a pony over a folder... all stuck and pieces in the pony -.-). I've never tried with wax paper, that'll be an interesting thing to do.I don't think I have any that are leaking. What kind of surfaces should I be careful about tho?