Summer dolly projects
#31
I've tangled with stubborn eyechips before. My go-to-technique is to pop those eyechips out from behind using a tiny screwdriver. I then tap the handle of the screwdriver with a hammer. It usually creates enough force to loosen/crack the eyechip out. Unfortunately, sometimes this can also damage the eyemech as well.

I love how your Tina looks with the red eyechips!
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#32
OK, I have a mech I can sell you! (I wanted to make sure I had at least two).

What color chips are you planning on giving Yeolume? Because my extra mech does have chips in it already....
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#33
Sorry to disappear there... first week back at school and I'm beat!

So shortly after I posted last, I gave the eye yet another mighty poke with my screwdriver... and there was a mighty CRACK! Good news: the eye chip finally came out! Bad news: the plastic peg that holds the eye globe to the rest of the mech also snapped. sad

As far as breakage goes, it could be much worse. I attempted to reattach the peg with a little bit of tacky glue, which did not hold for long. I then tried a little more, which seems to be holding better but loses the ability to move the eye. I am going to try to ex.periment with that this weekend when I (hopefully) have more time.

But yes, a new eye mech may be in order! Let me know how much you want for it, True. I was planning on giving her brown eyes.
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#34
I like Tacky Glue but I do find it to be kind of soft, so I'm not surprised it didn't hold the eyemech solidly.
If True's will work out for you I'll delete the Facebook requests?
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#35
Quote:I like Tacky Glue but I do find it to be kind of soft, so I'm not surprised it didn't hold the eyemech solidly.

If True's will work out for you I'll delete the Facebook requests?


I haven't heard back from TrueFan yet and I'm still attempting to fix the mech (the glue gave out again during my attempt to reassemble... looked at some stronger glues today in Target, but they all had dire warning labels that made me a bit leery...), so I'm trying to keep my options open! One way or another, I'm hoping this works out smile
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#36
I hope so too. Yeah, the warning labels on some products make me put them right back on the shelf! I'll leave those posts then, until something works out.
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#37
Spent the weekend tackling the eye mech from hell... I reglued the broken bit with my Tacky Glue, then started the process of trying to reassemble the mechanism (which I disassembled about a month ago in hopes that it would make the chip easier to remove). I am not very mechanically minded, and despite having a Dal eye mech in front of me to use as a model, I still found it very confusing figuring out what went where. During this, the glue failed yet again, at which point I tried to put everything together without the loose eye globe being attached to the swivelly bit. This ended up working, finally, and then I was able to glue the peg on after everything was in place. Thus far, the glue seems to have held, and I was able to reassemble the whole doll (getting her on the Dal body I purchased for her also proved a little difficult, but what about this doll hasn't been??).

So here she is... I named her Patience upon arrival because it took patience to get a Yeolume, and then she definitely required a lot of patience since then! I would still like to get her a custom face-up someday, but I'll be patient with that, too smile

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Thanks to everyone for their advice during this ordeal, and for finding/ attempting to find me a replacement eye mech-- it was much appreciated!
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#38
Aw, what a cutie! I'm glad all your hard work paid off. I like to think I am somewhat mechanically minded, but fear of something like this happening is why I don't change eyechips! LOL
I like her style. Hope now that she's all put together, you'll really enjoy her.
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#39
she's cute!
My feedback:
http://forums.dollymarket.net/showthread.php?tid=539796

Join us at the Pullip and Dal Doll Lovers Event on June 15, 2019! The theme is The Clock Strikes Twelve.
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#40
After all that trauma, her pretty brown eyes turned out nicely.
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#41
I'm glad you were able to fix her eye mech! Her new eyes look great!
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