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Biro on dolls legs!!
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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??

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5madthings · 19/10/2013 19:41

hair spray and scrub or baby wipes.

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mum23girlys · 19/10/2013 19:42

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

Hope you can get it off

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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.

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Boardiegirl · 19/10/2013 19:48

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

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InkleWinkle · 19/10/2013 20:03

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

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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' Grin

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Forgossake · 19/10/2013 20:16

Forgot to say, 'she' is my friend!

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FarelyKnuts · 19/10/2013 20:17

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

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PoppadomPreach · 19/10/2013 20:19

Cif?

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PoppadomPreach · 19/10/2013 20:20

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

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Boardiegirl · 26/10/2013 11:17

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....??

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stargirl1701 · 26/10/2013 13:24

White spirit? It removes permanent markers from whiteboards.

Contact the pen manufacturer for advice?

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notwoo · 26/10/2013 13:26

Wd40

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LamaDrama · 26/10/2013 13:27

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

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Boardiegirl · 27/10/2013 15:38

Thanks i will try these and report back!

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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.

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stargirl1701 · 01/11/2013 18:45

Any luck yet, OP?

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