Biro on dolls legs!!
Boardiegirl · 19/10/2013 19:39
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 :(
Ive tried Flash with bleach on a scouring pad but its not working
Anyone recommend anything please??
5madthings · 19/10/2013 19:41
hair spray and scrub or baby wipes.
mum23girlys · 19/10/2013 19:42
Baby wipes? Work for most things worryingly. Or nail polish remover/turps
Hope you can get it off
5madthings · 19/10/2013 19:43
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 · 19/10/2013 19:48
Thanks all and yes 5mad you can and I do
I will try those ideas tomorrow as its nearly xfactor time!
InkleWinkle · 19/10/2013 20:03
Hairspray takes it out of leather sofas (from experience!) so prob will work.
Forgossake · 19/10/2013 20:13
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'
Forgossake · 19/10/2013 20:16
Forgot to say, 'she' is my friend!
FarelyKnuts · 19/10/2013 20:17
Neat bio washing liquid gets marker and food colouring off skin, would prob get biro off dolls :o
PoppadomPreach · 19/10/2013 20:19
PoppadomPreach · 19/10/2013 20:20
Or try a tiny amount of,WD40 on a cotton wool bud?
Boardiegirl · 26/10/2013 11:17
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 · 26/10/2013 13:24
White spirit? It removes permanent markers from whiteboards.
Contact the pen manufacturer for advice?
notwoo · 26/10/2013 13:26
LamaDrama · 26/10/2013 13:27
Jif or buy a stain devil for 'biro' & rub that on.
Boardiegirl · 27/10/2013 15:38
Thanks i will try these and report back!
Cindy34 · 27/10/2013 15:44
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 · 01/11/2013 18:45
Any luck yet, OP?
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