Restoring Vintage Barbie Dolls

Because Barbie dolls have been one of the most popular toys for girls since 1959, most that you acquire will be in played with condition. Being well loved by girls you shall find Barbie with locks trims, worn off makeup, throat splits and (ugh) the dreaded green ear. Early Barbie dolls got ponytails with a difficult curl at the final end.

Creative girls sometimes wished to change Barbie’s hairstyle. As the youngster tried to comb out the finish of the ponytail, she found that she experienced made a total mess of Barbie’s beautiful ponytail (sob). Here she had a chaos with hardened glue no way to obtain it back the way it was. The kid would get a brilliant idea which included scissors Then! Time for you to restyle Barbie’s hair (snip!) Barbie now had shorter locks and many times her locks would end up in a bun or just shorter.

When the new “bubblecut” Barbie arrived in 1962, there have been less hair cuts unless who owns the ponytail Barbie tried to make her ponytail into bubblegum. Obviously Barbie cannot regrow her locks, but there are extensive gifted people that can re-root her to the initial hair style successfully.

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Before you choose a re-rooter, require referrals. Worn off eyelash ridges are normal for the first Barbie dolls and can be touched up with dark acrylic. I have done it several times which greatly increases Barbie’s look. Lips and eyebrows are one more thing. Never, never use oil paint or fingernail Polish that will totally destroy your doll. Only use acrylic which may be removed if you make a mistake.

I would encourage you to find a specialist as I would recommend for locks re-rooting. You will find those that do both types of Barbie restoration. I’ve a designer friend that makes a stencil to use for painting eyebrows so that they match perfect. Neck splits can be fixed by using super glue as it is slightly flexible.

If head seems chilly to warm it up slightly with your hands or hair clothes dryer because the cool vinyl can split more. Be very careful though as a hair dryer can melt the hair. You need to protect the hair. Remove head carefully. Apply super glue with a toothpick to each relative part of the split, hold together until set. Very carefully after the split it is dry and well set meticulously rotate it in a rolling motion to the body.

In other words don’t just shove it onto your body or it might re split. Green hearing was caused by a metal reaction to the vinyl from the doll’s earrings. Remove earrings if in the hearing still.If the green is extended over a big area, it becomes a nightmare to repair. But if it’s just across the hearing you can diminish it or make it disappear. There are many treatments you can try but never mix them as you’ll get a chemical response and the green area make turn an ugly dark brown, or even black, Above all be patient. A number of the treatments are Tarnex, CLR, or Remove-Zit a product by Twin Pines.

I haven’t used the Twin Pines, but it comes on the websites and they shall provide you with the instructions. I’ve used CLR and I have used Tarnex.The directions for Tarnex or CLR will be the same. Choose one. Usually do not mix. You will need to Remove Barbie’s mind carefully. Having a Q-Tip and just a little Tranex or CLR clean out across the ears inside the comparative mind.