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« on: November 29, 2011, 09:54:49 AM »

One of the china doll heads I have has the clear finish worn off the hair. The face and shoulder plate is fine, but her hair is very dull. Any ideas on what I should finish it with? 

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 01:52:52 PM »

Is it an old head? If it's uniformly the same degree of flatness, it maybe that that it was made that way. Some of mine have hair that is not as shiny as their faces.

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 03:36:51 PM »

I don't know how old she is.  She also has a 'blemish' by her left eyebrow like there was a bubble in the clear coating . Dull hair looks odd compared to the rest of her ....
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 09:49:44 PM »

Any chance we could see a picture?
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 11:42:35 PM »

Fully restoring the sheen may significantly reduce her value as an antique, so that's a huge consideration if you're wanting to maintain dollar value.

If, however, that's not on the priority list, you could use a gloss coat craft paint (clear) to brighten her dull areas. This will be less durable than her baked-on glaze, but may even out her appearance. I'd start with a very small portion at the back of her head, near the neckline, if possible.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011, 10:20:18 AM »

I'll try and take a photo in the next few days.  I'm not too concerned about maintaining her antique value as I'll be making her a new body and clothes and those wouldn't be antiques. But I don't want to muck her up either! She'll be for sale someday....
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