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Biro on dolls legs!!

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Boardiegirl Sat 19-Oct-13 19:39:28

I have bought preloved 2 Smoby dolls for my sisters twins for Christmas,( amongst other things, please dont judge!).
The clothes and hair are perfect but when i undressed them there are a few, old, sunk in biro marks on the legs sad

Ive tried Flash with bleach on a scouring pad but its not working
Anyone recommend anything please??

5madthings Sat 19-Oct-13 19:41:07

hair spray and scrub or baby wipes.

mum23girlys Sat 19-Oct-13 19:42:11

Baby wipes? Work for most things worryingly. Or nail polish remover/turps

Hope you can get it off

5madthings Sat 19-Oct-13 19:43:02

oh and why would anyone judge you?

i have bought my dd a 1970's fisherprice garage for her bday in december!

you can get lovely stuff secondhand.

Boardiegirl Sat 19-Oct-13 19:48:25

Thanks all and yes 5mad you can and I do grin
I will try those ideas tomorrow as its nearly xfactor time! wink

InkleWinkle Sat 19-Oct-13 20:03:07

Hairspray takes it out of leather sofas (from experience!) so prob will work.

Forgossake Sat 19-Oct-13 20:13:27

Apparently spraying deodorant on biro and rubbing with a cloth works. Have not tried this myself but she swears by it. And she's full of 'top tips' grin

Forgossake Sat 19-Oct-13 20:16:26

Forgot to say, 'she' is my friend!

FarelyKnuts Sat 19-Oct-13 20:17:27

Neat bio washing liquid gets marker and food colouring off skin, would prob get biro off dolls grin

PoppadomPreach Sat 19-Oct-13 20:19:21


PoppadomPreach Sat 19-Oct-13 20:20:38

Or try a tiny amount of,WD40 on a cotton wool bud?

Boardiegirl Sat 26-Oct-13 11:17:43

Thanks all smile
Troed these; the best was nail polish remover but still didnt remove it all. Seems if its soaked in nothing shifts it!

Unless someone knows better....??

stargirl1701 Sat 26-Oct-13 13:24:21

White spirit? It removes permanent markers from whiteboards.

Contact the pen manufacturer for advice?

notwoo Sat 26-Oct-13 13:26:23


LamaDrama Sat 26-Oct-13 13:27:16

Jif or buy a stain devil for 'biro' & rub that on.

Boardiegirl Sun 27-Oct-13 15:38:12

Thanks i will try these and report back!

Cindy34 Sun 27-Oct-13 15:44:24

The pen marks may have been there for many years, getting rid completely may be a big challenge.

Is the doll one which you can soak completely? If so, stick it in a washing up bowl filled with Milton, leave it over night. Dry it. Then try the nail varnish remover again. Never know a bit more may come off.

The dolls have clothes, just put those on the dolls... Pretend not to notice the marks, the children may not care about the marks.

stargirl1701 Fri 01-Nov-13 18:45:49

Any luck yet, OP?

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