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AlienEmojiAlienEmoji2 months ago
On my last figure dusting endeavour, I noticed that the underside of ITEM #63453's cloak is very sticky to touch, but no other part of the figure has that issue.

What causes this to occur, is it preventable, and how do I go about fixing it?

Of course I thought about putting the figure in warm water and scrubbing the sticky part, but I'm worried the paint would come off as well or something, so I want some input before I do anything stupid lmao

Cheers!
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AlienEmoji2 months ago#95382360OH lmao sorry
which side is it? i wonder if it has something to do with the different placement of the headphones since her head is in a tilt


It's her right side, so I guess it could be because of her tilted head? :D Idk, seems kinda odd to me.
2 months ago
D_A_R2 months ago#95382358Oh, I meant one side of the headphones on my figure. :D It's the same paint & same material but only one side gets sticky. It's weird, but it's easy to handle.
I'm glad you were able to get rid of it.

OH lmao sorry
which side is it? i wonder if it has something to do with the different placement of the headphones since her head is in a tilt
2 months ago
AlienEmoji2 months ago#95382350I did as people told and the stickiness definitely more or less disappeared for now. <:
I think it only happened on one side due to the paint or something like that? It definitely seems like the paint used on top and bottom side of the coat is different, which is why I was concerned about ruining the paint in the first place.


Oh, I meant one side of the headphones on my figure. :D It's the same paint & same material but only one side gets sticky. It's weird, but it's easy to handle.

I'm glad you were able to get rid of it.
2 months ago
D_A_R2 months ago#95382337Like others said, luke warm water and dish washing soap should do the trick. It really depends on the plastic, but you might have to do this again from time to time. I have ITEM #487914 (NSFW) and one side of her headphones gets sticky after a while. I do this twice a year and that's enough for this figure.
I don't really understand why it only occurs on one side, but it's easy to take care of it.

I did as people told and the stickiness definitely more or less disappeared for now. <:

I think it only happened on one side due to the paint or something like that? It definitely seems like the paint used on top and bottom side of the coat is different, which is why I was concerned about ruining the paint in the first place.
2 months ago
Like others said, luke warm water and dish washing soap should do the trick. It really depends on the plastic, but you might have to do this again from time to time. I have ITEM #487914 (NSFW) and one side of her headphones gets sticky after a while. I do this twice a year and that's enough for this figure.

I don't really understand why it only occurs on one side, but it's easy to take care of it.
2 months ago
Toyo2 months ago#95382221Tbh, I should elaborate: The washing (literally rubbing off the sticky substance) was the most crucial part. I feel like the long soak helped with getting the sticky stuff "loose" but it was still there after I took him out. The washing off that followed, was the thing that actually got rid of the stickiness!
Thanks for elaborating!! <:
2 months ago
AlienEmoji2 months ago#95381828Thank you VERY much for sharing your process!!
I tried cleaning him earlier after I got the first few answers, but he's still sticky since I wasn't sure how long I should let him soak. I only left him for about an hour, and reading what you said that's clearly nowhere near long enough lmao

Tbh, I should elaborate: The washing (literally rubbing off the sticky substance) was the most crucial part. I feel like the long soak helped with getting the sticky stuff "loose" but it was still there after I took him out. The washing off that followed, was the thing that actually got rid of the stickiness!
2 months ago
Corn starch may help to reduce the stickiness. Try it at your own risk though.
2 months ago
Use Coca-Cola drink .
2 months ago
I was going to say I had moderate luck with a gentle soap and water bath/rinse, but after reading this.

Toyo2 months ago#95381819The exact same thing happened to mine as well! At some point the white underside of his coat was so sticky that it almost felt slimy to the touch. I've let mine soak in a pot with soapy water overnight, rinsed him off and then gently washed him in fresh soapy water with my hands (like gently rubbing the affected parts). That was about 2yrs ago and he hasn't gotten sticky again since then!

I'm gonna give this a shot.
I have a few sticky figures, and my normal gentle soap/water bath every so often kind of works. Though I feel like the sticky has never been fully gone. So I'm going to try an all night soak~ Thanks for the info
2 months ago
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