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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2011, 03:01:54 PM »
To my dear friend Winston.

There is one set of instructions no one has mentioned.

Enjoy, Rinse, Repeat !

I hope all your Doll Dreams come true !
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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2011, 06:44:15 PM »
To my dear friend Winston.

There is one set of instructions no one has mentioned.

Enjoy, Rinse, Repeat !

I hope all your Doll Dreams come true !

That's a darn good one!  ;D The words "Thank You" seem so woefully inadequate, hope I can find better ones somehow.

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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2012, 12:06:18 PM »
THREAD NECROMANCY!!

I was wondering; is it OK to store a 2006-era RD in her crate, in a garage? It gets pretty hot in the summer here, but I dont really have anywhere else to put her right now...

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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2012, 03:23:24 PM »
Hey Input,  you might want to try the chat room for a quick answer from the more experienced of us.  Personally I would say no but I keep my RD B-10 in the bedroom at all times unless I'm doing work on her.  Abyss will tell you that ambient heat, like that in your garage will not hurt the doll, but a little common sense should be used, but don't quote me  :-X.  You could just call Abyss and talk to Debra in customer service, but sometimes you have to leave a VM.  She can give you good advice and it's worth the call.

I'm not as experienced as those that check in to chat regularly, so I defer to them.  I think the best time to find them there is in the morning or late in the afternoon, but I'm on the east coast.

It's good that you still have that shipping crate though, don't ever get rid of it.  Believe it or not, some doll owners have discarded theirs.

Best regards & good luck,

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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2012, 06:03:06 PM »
Hey Input.

You should be OK.

We had Vicki stored in a crate for over a year (and she had a broken hip too )

Just make sure there are no tight clothes, and I'd check on her regularly.

I'd keep the extra support bra on her too.
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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2012, 05:36:45 AM »
Much obliged, friends. Thanks :)

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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2012, 09:13:10 AM »
Hey Input.

You should be OK.

We had Vicki stored in a crate for over a year (and she had a broken hip too )

Just make sure there are no tight clothes, and I'd check on her regularly.

I'd keep the extra support bra on her too.


Yeah yeah.. It takes awhile sometimes to get a round toit for fixing dolls.

Also don't put much padding around her. When I bought Jayde she had slight marks on her lower back from the shipping foam, and she was stored inside the house.

Leave the arms free out to the side along with the legs. If the wing nut is tight on the neck bolt she should be off the back of the crate. Make sure you have a big flat washer top and bottom of the eye bolt. If not use a large piece of 2" or 3" foam, something large enough to keep her off the back of the box but not much pressure.

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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2012, 02:39:48 PM »
This is the best tool a newbie can have. I will use this information, and I can't wait to apply it for my purposes.

I had questions about climate control and sun damage, I had questions about mold, I had questions about powders . . .

I didn't have to ask any of those questions. This thread is invaluable, I urge new owners and shopping dolliphiles to read this thread, and to reference it.

Thank you all for the information.

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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2012, 12:28:56 AM »
Here's a couple of tips i chucked together from my research :eek:

Wash your hands before play.
Always use a water based lube.
Never use Vaseline or oil based products for lube.
Never use solvents or strong chemicals to clean her.
To avoid messy and regular clean ups use a condom.
Clean her love holes often to stop germs. You don't want a bladder infection. (This maybe just a Myth?)
If she's dirty gently use mild soapy water with a soft sponge or cloth to clean.
Don't rub too hard as it may split the skin.
According to the instructions for my rose doll, Soap, Shampoo, Bath Gel and Mild Detergents are ok to use on silicone.
Powder her once she is clean and air dried. A cool or warm electric fan (at a safe distance of course) will work well. Don't leave her by a bar heater or fire (for obvious reasons:eek:).
Avoid tight clothing for extended periods, as it can cause creases.
Watch out for sharp things like jacket zips, long fingernails, jewellery etc. as they can damage the silicone.
Use Cornstarch or Talcum powder if she gets sticky.
Be gentle and move her limbs slowly.
Research the movement limitations of your doll.
Long gloves/mittens, long sock's and a fresh powder makes her a lot easier and safer to dress.
Be very careful of her fingers when moving, positioning or dressing.
For extended storage, keep her laying flat in the relaxed position on a soft colorless surface with no clothes on and powdered, preferably in the original shipping crate. This will reduce any chance of silicone damage, creasing, deformation and joint pressure.
Always wash new clothes just in case they stain her. Especially black and dark colors.
If she has finger wires, feel inside to make sure they are centered, if not then pull the finger tip a little, center the wire then release finger tip.
If she is heavy, bend your knees with your back straight and use your leg power to lift, don't use your back like a crane.
If warming a doll with an electric blanket, always use the lowest heat setting and check her often in case she creates a hotspot.
If you want to bath her (please check with manufacturer if your doll can be bathed) keep her neck and head out of the water.
If in the shower (also check with manufacturer) you should remove her head (don't wash her head in the shower) and put a plastic bag with a rubber band around the torso neck to stop water going into her spine.
Avoid direct sunlight on the skin for long periods as it may cause fading.
Silicone will last longer if kept in between 5 & 35 degrees Celsius.
Avoid dusty areas as silicone dolls are both sticky & electrostatic which will mean a lot more cleaning.
You may gently nibble, but don't bite her.
And most important, give her plenty of love and treat her like your Princess.

This is only to be used as a reference guide and is not 100% stone cold facts. Please feel free to circulate these tips to other doll lovers.  6uldv8

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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2012, 08:09:53 PM »

Where would I order a doll stand?  Definitely need one of these.

Thank you!


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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2013, 05:58:44 PM »
You'll also need one of these....
What's it for you may ask?  Well, granted it'll be a one time use only, but its been proven best for getting one's jaw off the floor when you first open the crate!  ;D :P
I think I'm doing this right... First time here & learning how to prepare for my upcoming orders and, I just wanted to thank you so much for the advice. I have lots to learn! H.D.

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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2013, 06:04:03 PM »
Wecome HelloDolly and Congratulations! What doll/s do you have on order?
"Leaving it to the imagination" is highly overrated.




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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2013, 07:40:49 PM »
You'll also need one of these....

What's it for you may ask?  Well, granted it'll be a one time use only, but its been proven best for getting one's jaw off the floor when you first open the crate!  ;D :P
Hello, I am sorry I'm new here and dont know where I should go to just ask questions. So I saw quote and figured since you are helpful here [tnx]; I'd just ask you if you'd please tell me where the best place to search for info on Torsos? I am about to recieve a couple and I'm not ready. I guess I could leave em in their box for awhile when they arrive till I'm ready? Anyway, I would really appreciatte some advice and dont know who best to ask or where to find a general area of info or where to post some questions, except to go to a message on someones message and quote. Thanks for your patience and help!

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Re: What is needed to care for a silicone doll?
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2013, 07:48:19 PM »
HelloDolly, I had a picture of a spatula in there (for a joke) but I guess the link is dead.  I edited my original post and your quoting them with a new link for a picture.


BTW welcome :)