My trainer was so awesome and gave me a ton of her old Breyers for FREE. Including some horses like Chubasco and Carvelle that I have been looking for for a while! They had a few flaws, but fixable. Today, I am going to show you how to fix them!
This was the biggest flaw out of them all.
All you will need is access to clean water, dish soap (dawn,palmolive, etc.) a PINK eraser, and NEW, UNUSED,OUT-OF-THE-BOX toothbrush. Do not use a magic eraser as it could potentially take away the matte or glossy finish, and a polymer eraser does the opposite, it ADDS shiny marks.
First, wash your models off! Get rid of all of the dust and oils!
Next, add dish soap to your toothbrush, and scrub your model not too firm that it breaks, but not too soft that it does nothing.
Afterwards, take your eraser directly to the flaws. Put your back into it! But again, be careful not to break your precious ponies!
Once done, wash them with your soapy toothbrush and water! I can't guarantee that you could turn a body quality into a live show horse, but if you have a model that shows well and accidentally scratch him, you could use this method! This will definitely help restore horses to their (mostly) former glory!
If you have a dark horse with a paint chip, my best suggestion is to find a craft paint or two that look super close and to mix them and put it on your horse directly. I would say to just leave it unsealed as I don't have much experience with this type of flaw. If you have any tips feel free to comment them for other readers and me to use! If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask!
Ginger has a few paint rubs, but isn't she CUTE?!?! 😍