I've tried some of these techniques, but certainly not all of them. Use these techniques with care as many of them can harm a pony if done incorrectly. I am not personally vouching for any of these restoration techniques and do not claim to be a particularly good restorer myself. I simply support pony restorations and hope to continue to get better at it.
Remember, no one knows the long term effects various chemicals may have on ponies. Use chemicals, even gentle ones, with caution.
Research what you're doing and don't be afraid to try things on fakies or baits as needed. Also, be willing to learn from the mistakes other collectors have made. They're amazingly willing to share!
Or, best of all My Little Wiki where you can find links to all the hot spots in Ponyland. And may I not so humbly mention, my site is listed there as well!
Throughout the site you will find information on the restoration of ponies,
playsets, and accessories from each generation of MLP. This includes everything from
repainting eyes to replacing tinsel! A lot of this information is useful for restoring all sorts
of toys and for customizers as well. There's also some really great before and after shots as well as information about the ethics behind pony restorations. You can also find a list of MLP collectors who are willing to do restorations for others!
How do I decide what information to include here? These are all either restoration techniques that have been around forever and are "proven" to work, or it is information that is very unique and less tested, but solves a problem that has no other solutions.
Body Parts (chewed, broken, missing), Cancer, Cleaning Tips, Dyeing
Head Removal, Highlighter Marks, Mold (brown, smooze/pin dot, pony pimples)
Plasticiser Breakdown, Regrind, Rust (cleaning, sea pony weights)
So Soft Ponies (cleaning, de-flocking, re-flocking)
Stain Removal (cleaning, sunfading, creams), Uneven Legs & Bodies
Cleaning (washing & conditioning), Curls (factory curls, re-curling), Frizz, Mohawks
Perfume Puff Ponies, Re-hairing (manes & tails), Re-pinking, Styling,
Tail Rust, Tinsel (replacement, straightening)
Blush, Eyes (beddy-bye-eyes, re-painting/touch ups, twinkle eyes)
Symbols (3D, glitter, magic message, princess ponies, re-painting/touch ups)
Baby Ballerina Ponies, Dream Beauties, Flutter Wings
Mechanized Parts (brush n' grow ponies, dance n' prance ponies, happy tails ponies
piggy ponies, sweet talkin' ponies, UK Princess Sparkle)
My Pretty Pony, Plushies (cleaning, eyes), Scents (body, smoke smell)
Surprise Twins, Windy Wings & Summer Wings
Many of the materials you'll find discussed on this site are harsh and quite toxic. Please wear latex or rubber gloves while using them and keep them away from children and pets. Use caution while using sharp objects and glues. Contact your city or county to find out how to properly dispose of left over chemicals. You should never dump chemicals down the drain.
Instructions for how to use the various products mentioned throughout the site. Where applicable directions for their use and links to where to find them are provided.
Accessories (replacement, repair, yellowing)
Playsets (repair, stickers, yellowing)
Ribbons & Pony Wear (cleaning, repair, replacement)