Talking Barbie Errata/Updates

Just two things:

  • It's embarrassing to admit, but it just didn't occur to us to try a detergent, instead of a solvent, to remove melted belts. Just about any dishwashing detergent or even hand soap will work, and you won't have to worry about dissolving plastic parts. I'm also told spray electrical contact cleaner is plastic-safe and works well.

  • Earlier editions of the manual didn't mention the option of using Plastruct's Weldene, a citrus-based styrene solvent, as an alternative to MEK. Weldene takes longer to cure than MEK, which is a plus when resealing a torso. (I suspect that because of the increased drying time it may not work very well as a solvent for making liquid styrene.) Weldene is available at hobby shops and can be ordered over the Internet. Just Google "Weldene." I'm informed that MEK is known as "Butanon" in Germany and that a product called "Tangit" is an acceptable substitute elsewhere in Europe.

Please contact us if there are other things we've missed:

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