General Cleaning Tips
To clean a FashionStar Filly, you must be gentle because
of their hard plastic bodies and their easily scratched
paint. Be sure to work in a sink large enough to fit the horse
under the faucet and turn her
as needed without bumping into things.
HAIR: The hair can be cleaned with shampoo and conditioner. It is best to
comb through the mane and tail before washing to make washing
easier. Also comb through the mane and tail while the conditioner
is in it and then let it sit for a few minutes to really
silkify the hair.
BODY: The body can be cleaned with soap or toothpaste. Use a
rag or an old toothbrush to gently cleanse the surface. Mild soap works well.
Try to avoid using strong cleaning solutions since the paint is very vulnerable to
being removed. I do not recommend Oxy Clean!
STUBBORN MARKS: Some marks will be more stubborn and you have
to use nail polish remover to get them off. Warning!! Nail
polish remover will remove the paint too if you're not
careful!! The safe way to remove marks with nail
polish remover is to put some on a napkin and place over
the mark and hold for a few seconds then gently wipe just enough
to remove the mark. If it requires more rubbing to remove the
mark it's better to just leave it than remove paint.
SCRATCHES: Most unfortunately there is no cure for paint and body scratches unless your a very talented
artist and can re-paint scuffed areas. Scratches unless deep or wide, really don't affect the value of
your filly very much.
If you happen to come across a filly with a broken leg or have one with a
broken leg or other body part. It can be fixed but will never
be the same of course. Super glue is the simplest solution. Use
enough but not too much and set the piece then allow to dry for
several hours before handling
Sarah has provided an alternative method to repairing broken appendages...
"First, you drill a hole on both the top part of the broken leg and the bottom. Make sure that both
holes match up. Then, insert a metal pin (I take the head off of a small nail for this) and put the
pin in the holes and push the leg together. Add a bit of super glue for extra hold.
As you can see, this method is a bit complicated...but it works really well. It adds extra stability
to the leg so that it won't break again. I used this method on Janel...and her leg has never broken
again, even after days of play. I also use this "pin" method on my Breyers, and it works well for them too. "
If your Fillies are displayed on a shelf, it is a good idea to bring them
down every 2-3 months and dust them. If they are left too long
without a dusting they will have to be re-washed. Save yourself
the hassle and just take a
few minutes to dust them now and again. If they are played with
often, just comb out the hair once in a while to avoid frizz from
FashionStar Fillies store very well. If you choose not to display them, I have found putting them in
gallon size ziplock bags works really well. To preserve their hair, wrap it in clear plastic wrap to hold curl
and to avoid it from getting nappy. Remove as much air as possible from the bags and seal. Be sure to store
them in a cool dry place.