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Q: Barbie doll repair ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Barbie doll repair
Category: Sports and Recreation > Toys
Asked by: security16-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 03 Nov 2004 14:26 PST
Expires: 03 Dec 2004 14:26 PST
Question ID: 424061
How do i repair nose nips on a vintage barbie doll.I would like to
know what to use how to do it. thanks
Subject: Re: Barbie doll repair
Answered By: nancylynn-ga on 06 Nov 2004 12:17 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello security16-ga:

I found only two Barbie Web sites that offers advice on how to repair nose nips:

This Barbie site at Netdial.Caribe:  

?Nose Nips:
 Use a Diamond dust nail file or common emery board.
Use water to prevent the metal file from scratching
Use the fine side in the emery board 
Rub Nose from top to bottom and from side to side

However, please take note of this site?s disclaimer:

And, ModColors Small Barbie Repairs:

?Face Nicks & Pin Pricks Acrylic Nail Kit (Nailene® has pink, peach,
and white powder in one set.)
10/0 Liner sable paint brush.
I take a very small amount of nail material (blended to closely match
vinyl color) on the tip of a brush, apply it to the tip of the nose,
shape it with a toothpick., and let it dry.  I further shape the
repair with a metal needle file, then smooth it with #1000 sandpaper
if necessary. . . .?
Also see their ?Tools & Materials? list: 

It seems to me your best bet is to send the doll to a professional
doll repair service. Here are two recommended experts:

Must B Vintage:

They charge $10 for nose nip repairs:
See restored Barbies here:


Krista?s Doll Restoration, which sells products for do-it-yourself Barbie repairs:
But I?m not sure any of those items will do the trick for you. Nor
could I find anything completely applicable at her at-home-restoration

You can send the doll into Krista for a nose nips repair ($15, plus
shipping charges):
This roundup of Barbie-related sites may also be helpful to you:

Search Strings:

repair AND Barbie AND "nose nips"
repair Barbie nose nips
repair Barbie nose  

I hope my research has been of help to you. If you require assistance
navigating any of the above links, or clarification of any of this
information, please post a ?Request For Clarification? prior to rating
my answer and I?ll be glad to assist you.

Best Regards,
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security16-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Very helpful thanks

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