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    Posted 5 years ago

    VtgCat
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    Picked up these two classic Barbies at a estate sale! Bottom of a foot says ‘Japan’. Maker mark on the back. I’m Not knowledgeable about Barbies, so I don’t know when these were made. Any suggestions on how to remove dirt / stains?

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 5 years ago
      They were always so beautiful and beautifully dressed!
      I’m curious about the faces: they both look like something shiny, maybe gelatinous, has been applied.
      The redhead’s legs look like mine after I tried a bronzer ....lol.
      Do you think the faces and legs were originally like that or were they modified by previous owners?
      Is there something on the neck under that scarf?
      I don’t know about cleaning - I hope you get answers here.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      1960s Barbies a Bubble cut and a ponytail looks like about a #5 due to vinyl used
      these both have have greasy face syndrome . It will keep coming back but a bit of alcohol wipe to dry it for awhile helps also can use a mild soap and the dust it with a bit of powder to dry it . You will need to do this every few months . You have to be careful cleaning faces so you don't remove any paint when cleaning . The legs have yellowed up to point I see . They are worth restoring .

      http://www.fashion-doll-guide.com/Number-Five-Ponytail-Vintage-Barbie-Doll.html

      https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/restore-barbie-other-plastic-dolls-4083333
    3. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Changing the stained yellow legs is much more difficult .
    4. Newfld Newfld, 5 years ago
      Nice score on these vintage Barbies, the titian haired bubble cut one is very valuable and they are still such pretty dolls

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