But I've one problem, she came powdered but I wanted to wash it completely off. I washed off a bit with warm water and shower gel but yet the powder/residue persisted. At first I thought ok softer tpe it's probably scratched to death ( lots of long streaks on her) but that's not the case as some of it does lift with baby oil but man, I spent 4 hours today trying to remove this stuff, I had some success but I'll need to go for a round two.
I've never seen this on any of my previous tpe dolls and I've had quite a few.
I'm guessing it might be some super baby powder coating that's not supposed to be removed? Maybe some 6ye thing.
I dunno, maybe you guys have seen it and have some idea what it is and how to remove it.
Also bonus problem, after the warm water shower gel and oil cleaning today she feels sticky but only in places. All very confusing. I've oiled many tpe ladies but they never felt literally sticky afterwards. Either I didn't wash the shower gel off well or 6ye tpe when washed and powder removed this is the result?
Please take a look at the video it shows what I'm describing best.
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Review of Irontech 160cm silicone doll.
Massage some oil in, let it soak for a while, then go back and oil and massage again.
The material will kind of breathe and free the caked on powder, then you should be able to wipe up the little balls it forms into as you massage and wipe the surface.
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I've had very similar experiences with my 6YEs. My approach with my latest one is to make sure it never gets remotely dirty. Just kidding, sort of...
It does not clean up like my other dolls at all. Oil will absorb in, but where you can use oil and a sponge or soap on Jinsan dolls in long strokes and pick up lint or dirt, 6YE TPE has a "grain" so to speak that seems to fight against this technique. What has worked for me has been massaging the TPE with Vaseline and then scraping off the excess with a spare plastic card. This picks up dirt and the film you are talking about. You can get any excess Vaseline off with paper towels or a spare cloth, and then repowder it, which you MUST do because it will be insanely sticky without it.
Here's the thing though... although I've done this without damaging the TPE, I have no idea whether 6YE would approve of this method. I really wish they would release an official care guide. One of the problems I've noticed in general with TPE care suggestions is that the factory setting doesn't have much in common with what we run into at home. In a dustless setting "soap and water" probably works great, but that's not our houses. Once dust, hair, lint etc. hits TPE, soap and water will turn all of it into wet little granules that STILL are stuck to the TPE. Then you're stuck spending the next hour picking all of those off manually, which sucks.
So short and sweet, I wear gloves and a white compression shirt for all 6YE doll uhm... activities, and keep it on top of the microfiber blanket. It's just not worth getting it dirty with skin oils and what not when it's so hard to clean.
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My doll is darker as well, so after I bathe her I'll notice the feet or hands are getting white like frostbite creeping in. It may just because it's currently winter and the lack of humidity.