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« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2016, 11:57:19 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2016, 01:14:33 PM »
Very much appreciate you taking your time and effort to post this. I'm sure this will help out
a lot of TPE doll owners and future ones.  :)

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« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2016, 08:17:33 PM »
Thank you Sandro. That was very detailed and through.

Owning a doll for any length of time means that repairs are inevitable.

It is good to know that this method of fixing TPE works so well  :thumb:

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« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2016, 04:21:44 AM »
As always first class help and info Sandro  :thumb:
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« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2016, 10:40:49 PM »
Lots of great info here!  I would like to see it become a sticky.

I do have a few question.

What is the cost of this kit?

What is the shelf life?

How do I order it?

I don't need it yet but would keep one on hand unless the shelf life is short.

Thanks

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« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2016, 10:58:14 PM »
Lots of great info here!  I would like to see it become a sticky.

Thanks

Coral


I agree. This topic is very informative.  :)

Stickied.      Take care. litlluvr.


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Re: Repairing an injured TPE doll - The missing manual
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2016, 05:50:27 AM »
Hi Coral,

I do have a few question.
What is the cost of this kit?
What is the shelf life?
How do I order it?
I don't need it yet but would keep one on hand unless the shelf life is short.

I hope Indigo can comment on that in more detail. Here's what I can tell so far:

Shelf life should be at least one year if stored properly. However, generally we recommend to send photos of the injury to Indigo before placing an order. He will give recommendations and can adjust the amounts of the solvents and TPE material, based on the actual injury. Keeping a kit on hand might be useful especially if you want to try out the repair procedures on a TPE sample to ease your mind - if an accident happens, you will know beforehand how and what you can repair.

Indigo sells and ships the kits directly; on the other forum, we are required to process the payments, which makes the kit more expensive. Over here no such restrictions apply, so the kit should be affordable. For more information, please PM Indigo. I think he will post about prices and shipping costs soon.

Sandro

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Re: Repairing an injured TPE doll - The missing manual
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2016, 09:45:48 AM »
Thank you litlluvr for making this a sticky.

Thank you Sandro for all the info in this thread.

I sent Indigo a PM with several questions about the repair kit.

They said they will answer question in this thread soon.

Coral
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« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2016, 05:10:32 PM »
@ coralsheep91:

I sent a PM to you.
I requested a place within the gallery for showing more pictures describing the TPE repair kit, the fluent TPE paste (not dissolved) and possible arrangements (more TPE paste, solvent refillers).
I'm answering your questions after the activation for the gallery.

Does this sound suitable for you ?


@ incred:

Thank you very much for your support.
As you can see, I'm new to ODC.

I'm so thankful and in deep respect to the ODC staff for making the article about the TPE repair kit a "sticky".

Just a question:

Do you think I should make an introducing about myself and the small business "Indigo-Individual" ?

As you can see, I'm creating and selling chemicals, solvents and individual solutions for doll owners.
I'm not a doll vendor.
Maybe some forum members may become irritaded because of that situation and it may cause a lot of questions about the rightness for doing this according to the dangerous goods regulations for shipping on road (ADR) and / or air transport (IATA-DGR).

With kind regards,
Indigo

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« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2016, 07:42:06 PM »

@ incred:

Just a question:

Do you think I should make an introducing about myself and the small business "Indigo-Individual" ?

As you can see, I'm creating and selling chemicals, solvents and individual solutions for doll owners.
I'm not a doll vendor.
Maybe some forum members may become irritaded because of that situation and it may cause a lot of questions about the rightness for doing this according to the dangerous goods regulations for shipping on road (ADR) and / or air transport (IATA-DGR).

With kind regards,
Indigo



Absolutely.

Normally we put things like inventions, or accessories in the Workshop section, but since this is TPE related it is best here. We have enough stickies there anyways.

Your products about TPE repair would be best right here in this thread.


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« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2016, 12:24:06 AM »
@ incred: Thank you very much
@ Camp: Thank you for solving the problem with the gallery


@ coralsheep91:

Sorry for the late response.
I had no gallery and I made additional pictures for you.


1. Shelf-life:

There is no shelf-life for the TPE paste.
If you keep the amber glass bottle with the TPE paste always closed after usage you can use the TPE paste forever.
The TPE paste is of medium viscosity.
If it becomes thicker, add some drops of the solvent "Preparer" (thinner and primer).

Let's have a look (from left to right):
One year old TPE paste I'm using
TPE paste new and settled down
TPE paste shaked





Let's have a look on the TPE paste that settled down:

1 - at the bottom: hard block copolymeres (responsible for shape and stiffness)
2 - above: soft block copolymeres (responsible for the softness, normally grouped around the hard block copolymeres)
3 - on top: solvent mixture with swimming soft block copolymeres




Here you can see, that my solvent mixture does make TPE fluent.
It only seperates the block copolymere structure of the TPE material.

Just as an info:
Dissolving TPE with single (not grouped)
- aromatic hydrocarbons like xylene, toluene or styrene or
- alkene like cyclohexane or
- cycl. ether like tetrahydrofuran
destroys most of the hard block copolymeres.
The result is a new type of an elastomere mixture of different shore hardness.



2. Flexible content of the TPE repair kit and customer support:

The picture shows the basic content of the TPE repair kit "comfort":




During the email traffic with the customer talking about the repair and the needs for that, we can make an arrangement of the content of the repair kit.

Here you can see "refillers" I can provide, if it is necessary.




Also the amount of TPE paste and / or shredded TPE can be handeled flexible.

The repair kit with the standard solvent bottles and maybe 2 or 3 refillers is declared as dangerous goods with limited quantities ("LQ").
 





3. Pricing:

The whole material + packaging + labels (DG & GHS) itself costs me 33 Euro / $ 36.

For making the repair kit I have to do the following:
- Cutting, washing, desinfection and shredding of the TPE material
- Creating the TPE paste with micro scales (ratio mix)
- Filling the solvent bottles inside my lab with full protection clothings within the waste air cabine
- Labelling with GHS symbols
- Cutting printouts and labelling
- Cutting the sharp edge of the cannula, smoothen, washing and desinfection of it
- Packaging and DG-Labelling

And in addition:
Permanent customer support the whole time and PDF manual (24 pages)

The amount of TPE paste, solvents, shredded TPE material and the included TPE piece are there to train with the repair kit first.
Together with the shown repair situations inside the manual you are receiving the feel of TPE material and how it reacts during the repair.


TPE repair kit "comfort":

48,50 Euro / $ 52,50

Shipping + tracking:

7,50 Euro / $ 8,50 (regular shipping pricing according to DHL)

Shipping time:

Germany: 2 days
Europe: 1,5 weeks
US / CN / AUS: 1,5 to 2 weeks


4. Ordering:

Please write me a PM
or
email me at
indigo-info@web.de

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Re: Repairing an injured TPE doll - The missing manual
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2016, 09:08:07 AM »
Now that is what anyone has to admit is a very good price for a very complete product! That is worth every penny of that price in order to perform a TPE repair that will be done using the correct components!

Thank you Indigo!
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Re: Repairing an injured TPE doll - Stains
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2017, 09:14:24 PM »
Just before St Valentine's Day I did a shoot with Carleigh in a red satin teddie. The last picture I had her laying on a bench.
Since it was the last pic, I left her there for about a week, maybe more  :whistle:



Her left arm was laying on her hip, and of course her ass was firmly planted.
So at these pressure points the red satin left a deep stain. I had a little of the menthol stain remover left,
but that stuff is very toxic so I contacted Indigo to get some of his stain remover.



After letting the creme settle over night in the refrigerator it is recommended to apply the creme with a brush.
I used an old cosmetic brush to apply it on the stain, and any other little stains I could find;



After 6-8 hours the creme will start to crystallize, and after 12 hours the creme is cured,
and can be washed off with soap and water. It's also a good idea to scrape the hard creme off over a trash can.
I used wipes to make it easier. The directions say the stain will continue to fade another 12 hours.

The first application took care of the minor stains, but the major stains needed another application;





The directions also say for very strong stains to reapply the creme every 12 hours until gone.
The last application I left on for a couple days being too busy, but it still left a bit of color.
I'll reapply the stain remover at a later time, most likely when she gets another stain  ::)





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Re: Repairing an injured TPE doll - The missing manual
« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2017, 07:14:49 AM »
I have had very good luck with this product:  Equate Beauty 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Gel, 1 oz  Walmart #: 553339982

It usually removes the stains in about 12 to 24 hours. I normally apply before bedtime and it is gone in the morning.

Just another avenue:  Can't really have to many!

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