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Thread: So is THIS The RIGHT STUFF... Naphtha Head Shrink Question.

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    She looks good! I like her on the Mattel body.

    Yeah... assuming you gave the hair a good rinse off, she'll eventually air out. It may take a little bit.

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    smell was much better this morning already. i put in her the window to get a fresh airing and within a few hours the odor was all gone

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    Another question about Naphtha... Is it only good for shrinking vinyl heads or would it also work on 3D-printed heads? I have a 3D-printed head I purchased and it is a little on the large size.
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    Just vinyl.

    But of course the beauty of 3d printing is you can print things whatever size you want. I would talk to whoever you purchased it from and tell them you want one X% smaller.

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    has anyone had any luck shrinking the accessories for the playmates Trek figures? i tried a phaser but there was no change. maybe a solid item cannot be shrunk like the hollow heads

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    The hard plastic items will not shrink. The new Mego guns that are flexible might be able to be shrunk. The Mego guitars might also be able to be shrunk. Maybe the rubbery style Star Trek belts can shrink so the phasers fit better and don't fall out. The communicators wouldn't fit anymore, though.

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    May have info about this.
    I bought a Kira to shrink her head, watch Mego do it for me… anyway I stuck the accessories in naptha, nothing happened even the paint was unaffected. Because they are so big, I though I might as well try acetone… they look bigger and soft. I’ll let you know if it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiberiusguy View Post
    May have info about this.
    I bought a Kira to shrink her head, watch Mego do it for me… anyway I stuck the accessories in naptha, nothing happened even the paint was unaffected. Because they are so big, I though I might as well try acetone… they look bigger and soft. I’ll let you know if it works.
    Playmates Kira Nerys? I shrunk her, Uhura and Guinan and her head shrunk the most in Naphtha.

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    I bought the Ken 2021 Dia De Muertos Sombrero and of coarse it is big for the Mego Phantom of the Opera skull head. Will the Naphtha work on shrinking it? I did noticed that is I put the red pimp hat on under the sombrero it fits so it would not have to get shrunk much.

    Just wondering if anybody has tried to shrink down the Barbie accessories for Mego. Thanks!
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    i only tried a playmates phaser and nothing happened. i assume the hat probably would not either but try it, worst case, nothing happens

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