If dolls could talk do you wonder what they would say? I am sure that my Newberry Katie doll wold have a tale or two to share if only she could. It was obvious to me when I picked her up that she had already had had a rough doll life, but since she has been here, she has been trapped in a plastic bag, and put through the wash in order to remove lingering cigarette odour.
She also came to us with bright blue arms, so since November she has been in my window naked covered in acne cream. Well now the odour is gone, and the her vinyl stains have been removed, so now to deal with the sine marks on her forehead, yet another trial she will no doubt silently endure.
Here lies my poor Katie doll, with four distinct line-like shine marks across her forehead.
For this DIY doll repair you only need one tool, micro-mesh. I used 3200 grit as that was the finest grit I had, but if you have finer grit go ahead and give that a try first. I found my micro-mesh on eBay, but you could probably find it at any hobby store. If you do buy yours from eBay, don’t forget to use your Ebates!
Move the micro-mesh in tiny circular motions across the shine mark, use as little pressure as possible to achieve the desired result. Remember you are sanding the vinyl, so you don’t want to push hard, and cause a gouge in your doll. Also be careful when using this method over painted areas of the doll’s face, as you will also remove the paint.
I used my thumb to brush away the dust that was left behind.
No more shine marks!!! Katie is looking good!
Warning!!! Do not try this on your own skin! I had a hairstylist do this to me with a towel to remove the hair colour he dropped on my forehead… he successfully removed the brown dot, and I was left with a scab…. unlike Katie, I talk “OUCH”!!!