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Veil Discoloration by Smoke, Aging, or Just Bad Paint Quality?Veil Discoloration by Smoke, Aging, or Just Bad Paint Quality?

TsumikiriaTsumikiria2 months agoAsk MFC
Hi all,

As a Tony fan I've longed for ITEM #164567, and now she's finally on my desk, except:

First thing I noticed, her enormous veil piece has noticeable brown/yellow tint, especially under artificial light.
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Compared to the veil form ITEM #464730:
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Could it be smoke discoloration? The veil piece does have a rather 'sweet?' smell. But I've yet to see one on figures so I can't be sure whether it is damage by cigarette smoke, or by sun, or natural PVC/paint aging, or she's just manufactured this way.

The figure itself looked rather normal compared to my other figures, with no visible discoloration, as her white dress is still bright white with ice blue hue as expected, and without noticeable smell.

I bought her as pre-owned from SolarisJapan with condition labeled as 4.5 stars,so I assumed she was unopened, or at least in excellent condition. Turns out she's been displayed and there's no tape at all. If this is a smoke damage I failed to see why they'd label her in excellent condition. Plus there's scuff on the veil as well.

Although I prefer her without veil, losing one display option still bothers me, and dealing with international return plus a 15% return fee is really a hassle. I wrote this blog so I can better reach owners of this figure or similar figures. Does your item feature such tint? Could you tell what possibly caused this tint? Is it possible for me to remove it? Thank you in advance.
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3pt
I had the same thing happen to my Super Sonico Bath Time figure (ITEM #61448), which I bought sealed.

Her flocked / fuzzy towel was so yellow looking and it made me really upset. I soaked in it 3% Hydrogen Peroxide in a bowl with plastic wrap over it, and let it sit in the sun when I could (speeds up the bleaching process). It is back to it's former glory with no ill side effects!
2 months ago
0pt
The only way I think the figure could have suffered from smoke damage is if you or someone in your household smokes.

Since the figure is a pre-owned one, maybe the previous owner was a smoker and/or had someone who was living with them.

If this is not the case, the cause could lie elsewhere. :/

(I hope this was helpful! >.<)
2 months ago
3pt
I have the same figure and I also bought it pre-owned and it also has the same problem.
I guess it's a manufacturing problem.
2 months ago
7pt
BLOG #13018

Copied from above blog

C) Soak into water with a mixture

This one is Good for yellowed Figures due Time or Smoke, especially the white ones, with time they tend to be yellowed, so to clean it put your figure under water and leave it in a mixture, you can use vinegar or lemon in the misture to turn the figure into its previous glory, after that use a soft sponge and soap.

Join the club CLUB #251 to get better help.
2 months ago
5pt
This has been an issue for others as well as someone did a blog about this - BLOG #34027

I don't really know how to help :( but you could read peoples respondes there as well the your own responses
2 months ago