The protocol for taking TPE dolls has changed alot in the past year. Unless you read about by chance or surf certain vendors you might not know. Credits go to my friend, Indigo20. This guide basically deals with TPE care.
Please note this protocol is for Jinsan dolls at this point in time. Different dolls like doll 4 ever have different TPE blends and the care would vary. Additionally, too much of a good thing is not a good thing. Just like drinking too much water can kill you, you can over oil your doll and cause her harm. You do not want that, right?
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Your TPE doll requires maintenance in order to lengthen her life span and ensure maximum durability while being used for her intended purposes. Now this is not burdensome in fact it can be quite enjoyable and become second nature once you have been acquainted with your doll as time goes on.
Your care kit should include the following:
Cornstarch baby powder
Thick makeup brush
Baby oil (babyoil having to be based on mineraloil/paraffinum,)
Vaseline (petroleum jelly)
Her first two days
The first day of your TPE doll is the most important day.
Wash the doll 5-6 times for removing the production residues.
That stuff is unhealthy and you should remove it.
Afterwards do a mineral oil treatment, let it absorb and then do the powdering.
Let the doll rest for the night.
The first mineral oil treatment and powdering are working over night (binding left residues).
Next day, wash off the powder, do the mineral oil treatment again, let it absorb and then again the powdering.
Now, let’s talk about washing your doll.
Washing Your Doll
It is completely unnecessary to ever take your doll to the bathroom to wash. I highly discourage this method of washing your doll. To clean your doll simply all you need is the spray bottle, baby powder and makeup brush. Place your doll horizontally on a flat surface such as a bed or soft foam pad. Using the spray bottle make a soft soap mixture and mix.
Formula can be found here
Use an empty bottle and make a mixture of normal hand soap / shower gel and normal water in a ratio of 1:5.
That is your "doll soft soap mixture".
We are going to wash the front half of her body now. Spray her front half and wipe using a soft sponge , do this until her torso, arms legs have been cleaned. Dry her with the microfiber towel and then powder her to remove the tacky feeling to get the smooth skin feeling. I recommend to dispense the baby powder cornstarch into a small container so it is easy access and use the makeup brush to apply all over the parts you just cleaned her at. When you are done, flip her over and repeat the process to her back.
After washing off the doll with water and soap there can still be stains and more persistent dirt left on the TPE, which isn't always very noticeable to the eye depending on light and the skin color of the doll. You can get rid of most of this by stroking baby oil repeatedly in same direction along one body part at a time, and you'll quickly see how dirt is collected by the end of the strokes. Simply pick that dirt up with a fiber towel and repeat until it looks clean enough. After cleaning the whole doll like this, you can continue to rub it all in again with baby oil and let it soak
If you are going to oil your doll, you better wash her.
My doll's skin turned black because the production powder was absorbed into the doll with the mineral oil. Here is a post Indigo made regarding my doll back in Dec 2016: http://dollforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=267&t=79046 PLEASE don't make the same mistake I made; my doll is okay now, but it took a few months to purge the production residue from the TPE.
Let’s talk about Vaseline and Nivea crème,
Vaseline and Nivea crème
Please note that TPE used to make dolls in a different factory is of course not the same. This be true, what works on a WM doll most likely will not work on a Doll4 ever doll for example. Doll House 168 and Doll Forever TPE is different to Jinsan Their absorb baby oil very fast. Vaseline and Nivea creme are taking more than 2 days for absorption. So if you own one , apply it only thin.
As the crotch is a high stress area, it is ideal if once a week you apply Nivea creme to the vagina and crotch as this contains mineral oil and quickly will be absorbed by the TPE. Mineral oil is what makes the TPE soft and elastic if it were to dry out then a rip or tear can appear so it is important to provide extra care to the vagina and crotch. Leave the Nivea creme for approximately 6 hours for it to be absorbed onto the skin. For better protection you can apply Nivea every time you use the orifices.
For a quick review,
Vaseline and Nivea creme:
- For all joints: Armpits, elbows (inside / outside), knees (inside / outside), around the ankle.
- Private area and the skin folds of the thighs.
Baby oil with mineral oil (paraffinum liquidum) is overall good for the whole doll.
Please note that Vaseline, Nivea cream and baby oil will remove the original make-up from the face, breast and vagina of the doll, as well as self-applied make-up.
So you might want to avoid those areas or be very careful and not rub it in.
Once a month it is recommended to hydrate the entire doll with mineral oil to keep the doll factory new. Similar to washing your doll you apply baby oil on the front half of the body and wait approx 2 hours for absorption and flip the doll over and repeat. Be sure to remove baby powder first before oiling her body. Vaseline can be used under high stress areas such as the arm pits, crotch and vagina but requires approx. 12 hours for absorption. Vaseline and Nivea creme has a higher mineral oil content than baby oil. For hydrating the entire body, baby oil is the proper choice.
You can remove sticky and dark spots from dust / dirt (not dark stains from pigments caused from unwashed clothing) by using baby oil and Q-tips or a small towel. Simply apply the baby oil and wipe gently above the spot for removing it.
Note-Many people stain their dolls. A very good method to avoid this is to wash clothing in sink. You change the water and repeat until the water is clear.
After the clothing is dry, you can wrap it around an insert/tpe material. You then place a book or something similar on it to produce weight.
Of course, the vagina, anus and mouth if used will require some added care
The love holes
You may find this surprising but it is now unnecessary to use water based lubrication for sexual intercourse with your doll. It is safe to use Vaseline or baby oil for lube alternative. If you want to use regular lubricant, make absolutely sure it is water-based and not silicone-based.
If she uses an insert, please check the thread below,
http://www.dollforum.com/forum/viewtopi ... 67&t=87073
If your doll has a built in vagina then it is trickier to clean but you will need an aquarium pump to air the cavity out completely.
We will discuss pointers to dry and disinfect.
To dry, we suggest using tampons, one for the mouth and 2 for the vagina (behind each other) and 2 for the anus opening (behind each other).
Tampons are much easier to insert, soaking off the moisture, do not produce fluffs and can be easily removed with the strip.
Also after sex, insert 2 tampons in her vagina / anus.
The tampons are soaking off most of the sperm-lube mixture.
That allows you to move the doll without the fear that something drops out.
Or you are using that method for having a relaxed time after sex and the tampons are doing the most work for you itself.
Remove the tampons after 30 minutes.
Afterwards the cleaning is very easy.
To disinfect, you can spray some hydrogen peroxide 3% on 2 tampons.
Insert it in the dried vagina / anus and let it there for 30 minutes.
Remove it. Do this once per week.
Hydrogen peroxide 3% is a sperm killer.
Never use alcohol, it causes micro-cuts inside the TPE structure and in addition it makes all TPE blends dry, brittle and cracked. Do not use toy cleaners, disinfection sprays, disinfection soap, etc.
Hydrogen peroxide 3% is the most effective disinfection method.
If you follow the simple steps in maintenance of your doll then you will find a long lasting product.
Black list of harming products (in conjunction with the TPE blends especially used for TPE love dolls):
Pure alcohol like rubbing alcohol, alcohol thinned with water and products containing a lot of alcohol like baby wipes, desinfection wipes, sprays and soaps, toy cleaners, etc.
Alcohol is producing micro-cuts (irreparable) and a dry out effect (porous, cracked and brittle ) inside the TPE structure.
Spray perfume only on clothing and / or wig before you put on your doll.
Do not spray perfume directly on the doll's TPE surface.
All kind of single solvents and solvent compounds like mineral spirits, odorless mineral spirits, paint thinner, nitro-thinner, and products containing solvents like alcohol-free baby wipes (includes ether and/or chlorine instead of alcohol) etc.
Solvents are causing a dissolving process inside the TPE structure, are destroying the block-copolymers and therewith they are extremely harmful for TPE.
Only official repair solvents for TPE dolls and their different TPE blends, provided from the vendors, are allowed according their repair manuals / videos and recommendations from the vendors and manufacturers.
- Vegetable oil:
Products containing vegetable oil, like crèmes, soaps, shower gels with coconut oil, fruity oils, etc.
Vegetable oils are sealing the TPE surface and therewith the necessary breathing function of TPE is stopped.
- Silicone oil:
Products like wet condoms (includes dimeticone) and silicone-based lube.
Silicone oil influences the TPE structure and makes it harder, cracked and brittle.
Also a shrinking process of the TPE can happen.
It will be good to see the different care steps for different blends put down, once Indigo20 finishes testing the other blends.
I have read so much on this forum that yesterday began to spell my head literally from all the contradictions I was reading.
I am going to use this list and sublists now as the new bible for maintenance of a TPE doll.
I highly appreciate all your work that you have put in here
With Maja and Sarah my DH168 https://www.dollforum.com/forum/viewtop ... 59&t=89453
With mini Dolls
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Would these be good?
Caring for the internal parts of a fixed vagina and anus. Cleaning/drying/disinfecting is talked about but not replenishing the oil. You use Vaseline on the outside, do you also use it on the inside? it makes sense to do so. Would a soft brush/sponge with mineral oil on it work the same?
Also, does this routine apply to the TPE that 6YE uses? I have not seen anything specifically mentioning that brand. The reason I ask is that it is the brand I am seriously considering.
Yes, you are correct especially for built in ladies.
The protocol is fine for 6YE dolls.
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-princeoverit. One vendor name kept coming up as being great at helping customers walk through the process, Booty Call Dolls. So I decided I would work with them on this first purchase, and did.
-Just in timeYou could not of found a better person to help you with your first doll. Jeff /Booty call dolls, knows his stuff... One of the few members that is a vendor and a real lover of dolls. He owns quite a few dolls, and really understands the love we all share.
Am I wrong in assuming silicon has nowhere near the maintenance requirements?
About the same actually. most difference is the babyoil rub down. All dolls collect dust. So all dolls need to be washed regularly.Robert Lloyd wrote:At the risk of sounding extremely lazy, I'm wondering why more people don't just order silicon dolls.
Am I wrong in assuming silicon has nowhere near the maintenance requirements?
I think I need to see a newly wed guide on taking care of silicone dolls. I was under the impression silicone dolls were much easier to take care of. It seems I'm wrong with my impression.About the same actually. most difference is the babyoil rub down. All dolls collect dust. So all dolls need to be washed regularly.