Dollfie Dream Guide – What should I know about the material?

There are some things you should have in mind when getting or owning a Dollfie Dream. I want to share some informations about  Dollfie Dream care – so you can enjoy the hobby in the long run!

Information about my Saber Doll – a Dollfie Dream from the Fate/Extra Series by Volks.

Be gentle

It should be natural that you won’t handle your Dollfie Dream roughly or let her drop. You should take care when posing them, don’t use too much force, otherwise you might damage or break your doll. If you have the case that something is broken and cannot be repaired you can still get some spare parts for most of the pieces.

You should take care what gets in touch with your Dollfie Dream. Watch out and look after your dolls. In the end your extra time or attention will definitely bring extra results so that you can enjoy this hobby even more! Always remember you are willing to put a lot of money into it, so it is worth it and also understandable.

Humidity

Too much humidity is not good for your doll. It can damage the face-up and blushing. Especially important when you are sealing your dolls face-up otherwise it might cause problems and damages the face-up badly!

Oil based products

Keep these away from your doll! It can stain them and attack the sealing or material. Even if you used hand lotion or something you should go wash your hands. Always have this detail in mind.

UV Light /Light in general

The material is a very sensitive due to UV (from the sun and even from your camera flash ect!), so for example you should not put your Dollfie Dream under direct sunlight all the time as the light will change the skin color of your doll. After some time the material gains a yellowish tint to their surface, most effect can be seen on white and clear resin parts, this is called yellowing. Oxygen can cause this effect on a smaller scale as well.

(Always take care – even on cloudy days UV can be strong!) Please remember that this effect won’t show instantly and it will appear time after time and even with great care and protection you won’t be able to fully avoid this effect but you can slow it down. For example with some UV-Protection sealing spray. Something interesting is the fact about cooler UV light, mostly found in camera flashes – the flash can be even more powerful than sunlight, you should not underestimate it and try to avoid using it!

Extreme Temperatures

You should avoid both, extreme heat and also extreme cold. Take care where your dolls are standing next to (not next to the heater etc.).

Acetone

This is a very difficult subject. All in all you can say acetone damages the material and after a time you can see the result. Maybe you won’t notice this at first and it will take some time. Some people use nail polish to remove the face-ups, if you want to try this out as well you should get an acetone free one. I heard some people saying that they used acetone based nail polish without noticing anything. But do you really want to risk something rather than being on the safe side using the right materials, especially on an expensive Doll?

Stains

The soft vinyl parts of your Dollfie Dream tend to get stains. All the information how to prevent them can be found in my guide about Dollfie Dream stains.

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