Cleaning Your Cabbage Patch Kid

Now offered on eBay, a convenient tool kit to help you restore your dolls.

Doll Repair Kit

 

Included in your kit:
 Ink Remover, Buffer, Sponge, Needle, Thread, and Zip Tie all in a convenient little organizer.

6 pages of instructions and color photos to help you restore your doll. Created with Cabbage Patch Kids in mind, this restore kit can also be used on other dolls.
Learn how to remove ink stains, buff out scratches, remove smudges, repair popped stitches, whiten yellowed shoes, and more!


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21 comments:

  1. I Just Got Out My Old Cabbage Psych Doll From When I Was Young. I Noticed Half Of Its Body Is Black. Do You Think This Is Mold And I Should Throw It Out? Of Course Its My Favorite Doll.

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  2. Hello! I was wondering if air drying the dolls inside (winter time!) instead of putting them in the dryer would be okay? Thanks!

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    1. It should be okay. Just make sure you use a towel to soak up any extra water. If you have central air, you can place the doll on or in front of a heating vent.

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  3. My cabbage patch has yarn hair pigtails. How do I clean that?

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    1. Take the pigtails out. If the are the original rubber bands, they will need replaced as they become brittle with age. Then follow the directions above for hair.

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  4. Hello!
    Could you please tell me how to properly remove and reattach the head? I'm nervous to just try it since I don't know what I'd find and I don't want to ruin the dolls, just clean and restuff them! Thanks!

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    1. I know I already replied to your email, but I thought I'd post this for others to see:
      http://cpkdiana.blogspot.com/2012/10/growing-hair-restore.html

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  5. How would you recommend cleaning CPK clothing? Unearthed a huge box load from the basement and many have stains.

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    1. I've had some good luck with Oxy clean stain remover. I would just spray some one, let it sit according to the directions, then wash them in the washing machine. Some stains never come out, depending on what it is.

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  6. My dolls face is turning blackish grey. Like rubbed off news print all over his cheeks, nose and ears. Its pretty dark. I've tried magic eraser, oxy clean and bleach but it is getting darker. Other ideas?

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  7. Will any of this affect fading or bleeding of the signature on their butts?
    When I was a kid I put mine through the wash and the signature faded. I just obtained a new (1982 Appalachian with great quality signature still prevailent. I'd like to wash her though, as her body is quite dirty but I'm worried that bathing her in the water with detergent may ruin her signature. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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    1. The aggrivation of the washer may fade the signature. I have also had detergent completely wipe off the ink on a Hasbro side tag. Just be careful around the signature and bath it in the sink and it should be fine. Maybe instead of detergent, shampoo would be better.

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    2. Thanks a lot for your quick response! I'm going to give it a try now. So anxious!! :D

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  8. I need help! My oldest and favorite cabbie has recently turned dark black/dirty looking and I cant correct it . Ive tried magic eraser and it didn't work.

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    1. This is called the "spud" affect. Some vinyl darkens to the point that it looks like an African American doll head. You could probably try the zit cream with benzoyl peroxide, but it may fade it to a white color.

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  9. Hi Diana! I tried using the Magic Eraser on an AA bald boy I just got. It left a film on the vinyl though (I then read the warnings where it says not to use it on dark surfaces). Any tips to try to make it look better? I washed it with soap and that helped but the vinyl is very dull now and I can see scratches and clear marks still. thank you!

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    1. You may be able to use Bar Keeper's Friend to get the scratches and clear marks out.

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  10. my cabbage patch doll is a BBB doll. The head has stained/turned a strange yellow color. It has been in a dry roof space for many years now. it is roughly 19 years old. I would like to clean it up for my daughter. Any advice on how to clean this?

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  11. Hello,

    My Cabbage patch kid is a BBB doll. The face has turned/ stained a strange yellowish color. Any advice on how to correct this? x

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    1. You may be able to use 10% benzoyl peroxide as in zit creams. But if you're not careful and leave it on too long, it may fade the vinyl too much.

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