De-Yellowing Attempt 1: Slightly Less Yellow

(This was not originally my idea. I got it from this thread on DoA. Check it out~)

So as stated in my previous post, I wanted to try and get my poor Saint a little less yellow.

Atticus says “Help me…”

The idea is to make a mixture of baking soda and peroxide, then leave the doll sitting in it for a few days. Simple enough. I bought 3 bottles of peroxide and 4 boxes of baking soda, not entirely sure of the ratio to use.

"... Oh my."
“… Oh my.”

I wanted to take a picture of him nude so I could do a comparison photo after the process. Forgive me Atticus. I know you’re no underwear model.

So here’s how it goes down. you take a bowl (I used a bucket which might’ve been my problem), mix this stuff together, and let the doll take a few spa days. You will more than likely run into a few issues though. Like I did, you probably won’t buy enough peroxide. The original person who did this on DoA wrapped all the parts thoroughly in paper towels, which gives you something like…

Dolly mashed potatoes. Grandma's secret recipe.
Dolly mashed potatoes. Grandma’s secret recipe.

This. I only used 2 boxes of baking soda, and one of the boxes was smaller than the other. Atticus ended up soaking for 2 days, and here’s the result.

I can’t say I see a whole lot of difference, but there could be a few different variables to that:

  • Needing more peroxide and/or baking soda
  • Not potentially covering the pieces well enough
  • Letting the doll soak for longer than 2 days
  • The resin has different qualities to it

Either way, I’m not entirely sure this worked for me, and there are a couple of other things I want to try. Next time I’ll be testing the Oxyclean method on my first doll. We’ll see how it goes. Until then, I have to restring this bastard… Which probably won’t happen this week. :’D

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