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ChikkinNoodul

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Re: TPE DOLL REPAIR
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2018, 09:06:52 AM »
I found that the glue used for plastic scale models also works on TPE, but you have to use only a teeny tiny bit. I had to do some minor repairs on my Alvariel, and I just dipped a toothpick in Revell Contacta Professional, other similar glues should work as well, like the one made by Humbrol.
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Re: TPE DOLL REPAIR
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2018, 11:03:27 PM »
I will try it on her toe if you will send me a sample.

Do you still have my shipping address?

Thanks

Coral
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Re: TPE DOLL REPAIR
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2018, 06:09:30 AM »
These are videos I found dealing with TPE doll repair. 
                               
>>>>>>>>>>>WARNING<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Some of these videos contain foul language.
If you decide to try these repairs on your doll, do so at your own risk.
I have not tried all of these repairs so proceed with caution!


Mishka Valentino
Repair of TPE using a heatgun and IR temp sensor gun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=aZxzfN4NXH4

Amateur Doll Surgeon
Finger Repair/Replacement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBzac02O7-o

Amateur Doll Surgeon
Smoothing TPE With Soldering Iron
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13-oKychWGE

Amateur Doll Surgeon
Removing stained caused by the dyes in dark clothing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57BdAogIod0

Amateur Doll Surgeon
Eyes, Wigs, & Makeup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvY8_h6N9s8

xsdolls
TPE Dolls Quick Repair Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQrARHx5MzI&t=2s

The-Doll- House
How to repair TPE with TPE solvent/glue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6f9i6Pz4us

Mishka Valentino
Makeover of a TPE Doll Head
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VZJy2TsHgA


48nfg8nm
Video demo of a prototype eye system for TPE dolls (WM, OR, YL).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHr1f8uwMMo

Mishka Valentino
Doll Makeup Tutorial for TPE heads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCUFC_tvS7M

I will add more repair videos here as I find them.

Coral
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Re: TPE DOLL REPAIR
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2018, 11:23:07 AM »
The Mishka make up tutorials are very well done and tremendous help, well worth the watch if your going to add make up to TPE , I also learned you can use powdered make up to give her lady bits a little color and more realism, Big thanks for sharing these links Coral  :thumb:
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Re: TPE DOLL REPAIR
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2019, 07:03:20 PM »
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< UPDATE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

It has been over 30 days since I repaired Kim's arm again with the TPE Solvent.

I am happy to report it is holding up very well!

Coral
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Re: TPE DOLL REPAIR
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2019, 09:52:16 AM »
Not so fast there grimreefer24601,

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After two attempts at repairing with heat, the cut opened back up each time.  It appears to me that the heat gun only does a superficial repair as the cut is still there under the repaired area and it opens back up over time.

It may hold in an area that is more stable unlike inside the bend of the elbow.

Coral

You have to get deep into the cut. For that, I use a hot knife. $20 at Harbor Freight. Jotti's fix from before Dollstock (October) is still holding.

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Re: TPE DOLL REPAIR
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2019, 10:52:12 AM »
Thanks OP and thanks coralsheep91.
videos and info is much appreciated!

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Re: TPE DOLL REPAIR
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2019, 12:04:21 AM »
I'm happy to see the solvent worked for CoralSheep.  It displays a great lesson.  Each repair is different.  They each take a set of techniques to do right.

I've been in a hard situation with a head repair.  The solution was solvent and heat.  Applied at different times during the process.  You can't use a hammer for every job.  Ask people who know, and they will tell you the tolls and techniques.

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Re: TPE DOLL REPAIR
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2019, 10:02:44 AM »
Solvent repairs are limited 
Heat repairs are limited.
Game is slowly being changed.

Putting processed TPE in solvent is limited. It contains oil(s) and other additives. Softer the TPE, the more paraffinic oil the material contains.
Unsure? check this out.
https://patents.google.com/patent/EP2566920A2/en

So with an SEBS raw pellet an adhesive can be made that is very strong. Has worked for every blend I've tried.
Unsure? check this out.   
https://youtu.be/YkSPfMV5YT4 

Have seen many posts about loose hips. Here is how I did it, and sealed it up with the homemade glue. Successful mission!
https://youtu.be/rqOXdlz7-U8

All the fear about damage being done with solvents? Sure! but it takes practice and knowledge how this stuff behaves. And you'll not do damage.

I've consulted adhesives textbooks and the info in them is very accurate. research and testing pays off.

I have a bunch of videos on YouTube doing tests and just playing!! I have 2 types of raw pellets. One is clear, the other is white. Both work well. The clear are a bit more fussy to get to stick. why? it contains more paraffinic oil in the pellet. (I have the data sheet from the company I got them from)
The white are drier and a thicker paste can be used.
Clear pellet adhesive works good, just need to use fewer pellets is all.

Did I mention this adhesive can be used as filler paste as well? it can be colored too?  It can!

Want something done better?. come up with your own ideas. :)


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Re: TPE DOLL REPAIR
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2019, 02:17:02 PM »
Questions:

1. Is there a fire risk when using the heat i.e. is TPE flammable? (It's nice having a hot girl, but not if she burns the house down!)
2. Do any of the (UK) doll vendors offer a repair servide?
3. My local hardware store has an entire rack of different glues. None of them admit to being TPE glue. Does that mean that TPE glue is unavailable on the (UK) High Street; or does it go by a different name?
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Re: TPE DOLL REPAIR
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2019, 02:44:55 PM »
Questions:

1. Is there a fire risk when using the heat i.e. is TPE flammable? (It's nice having a hot girl, but not if she burns the house down!)
2. Do any of the (UK) doll vendors offer a repair servide?
3. My local hardware store has an entire rack of different glues. None of them admit to being TPE glue. Does that mean that TPE glue is unavailable on the (UK) High Street; or does it go by a different name?

1. Is there a fire risk when using the heat i.e. is TPE flammable? (It's nice having a hot girl, but not if she burns the house down!)

I get the TPE just hot enough to start to melt with a heat gun.  If you see smoke,  you have it too hot and it's starting to burn.

As far as being flammable, I don't know let's see.....



Yup, it is flammable.  I think it's the oil that is being released that is in it but, I am not a chemist....  A little common sense is required but,  I have found common sense is not that common these days....  ;D

2. Do any of the (UK) doll vendors offer a repair service?

No Idea, ask them and let us know  :thumb:

3. My local hardware store has an entire rack of different glues. None of them admit to being TPE glue. Does that mean that TPE glue is unavailable on the (UK) High Street; or does it go by a different name?

From what I understand it is not a glue, it is a solvent that melts the TPE.  Not sure what the shelf life is but you can purchase it from grimreefer24601.

Hope this helps a little

Coral
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