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How to Remove White Scuff Marks from your Doll

I lean over to fish a doll out of our kiddie pool, and turn to find another lying facedown in the sandbox… just another summer afternoon at our home.  I gave my boys dolls so they could play with their sisters… and hopefully leave my girls’ dolls alone… you can give a boy a toy of their own, but boys will be boys… needless to say being a doll is not easy at our house.  How have I managed to gain all this experience with doll repair,  you may wonder… I think you now have your answer.

Last week not only did Goh-goh brake Rapunzel’s head off when he threw her across the living room, he also left her with a nasty scar.  this past Tuesday I showed you how I managed to reattach her head, now I will show you an easy trick to remove those white scuff marks dolls receive from rough play.

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Here is Rapuzel’s owie… poor dolly 😦

mr-clean-magic-eraser-cut

You don’t need much for supplies with this trick, just cut a small piece of a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

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Run it under tap water, and squeeze out any excess water.  You want the Magic Eraser to be damp and not wet.

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Next rub the Magic Eraser over the scuff mark until it disappears.  Be careful around any painted areas of the doll’s face; as in this case, I was careful to keep the Magic Eraser away from her eyebrow.  I have used it over painted areas before without problems, just rub as lightly as possible to remove the scuff, I would hate for you to remove any of the doll’s paint.

scuff-gone

All done!  That was much easier than reattaching her head, here’s hoping she doesn’t wind up in the kiddie pool next!

~Meg~

13 thoughts on “How to Remove White Scuff Marks from your Doll

    • Oh gosh, I am always asking for help as well… ask away!❤

      Yes, this will work on AG dolls, and any other vinyl dolls.😊

      Glad to hear these posts are helping someone, that is my goal.☺️

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      • Was so delighted to find that my mom had a Magic Eraser in her arsenal of cleaning supplies. It removed my new used doll’s scuffs wonderfully and now I’m so excited to work on my other dolls’ scuffs! I found it does remove her cheek paint so I used it just on the scuffs that were on the very edges of her blush and I can’t tell very much. So excited to have her looking her best! Thanks so much again for your lovely doll posts! 😄

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  1. Another amazing doll repair post. I do believe that our Saige needs some magic erasing. 🙂 I can’t even imagine life with energetic boys. All I have is my 13 year old nephew, and he’s always been very mellow and laid back, even when he was a baby.
    Dolls in the kiddie pool! Dolls in the sandbox!! Gah! Your poor nerves! LOL! 😛

    ginnie / http://www.fakingitmostly.com

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