- 05/27/2018 at 9:26 PM #25529
TYPES OF TPE BLENDS & DRYNESS
TPE comes in dozens of different blend types and with multiple different types of chemical components depending on its quality grade.
While medical grade high-end TPE is made of harmless materials, other cheaper grades are toxic, irritant, or even carcinogen. You can read more about composition and differences between low, medium and high cost TPE on this page.
Back to high grade medical TPE, it is important to understand that elasticity is dependent on viscosity. Drier TPE formulas, for example 6YE’s blend are on the downside, much more rigid and closer to silicone in terms of rigidity and touch feel.
As a result, breasts or butt won’t jiggle the same way it does on human or other more viscous brand formulas such as WM Doll.
JY Doll is the only manufacturer so far proposing 3 different blend types with different viscosity and rigidity levels formulas. You can read more about the difference between each types on this page.
Thermoplastic Elastomer closest comparator will always be human skin. It is well documented that human skins with more oily tendencies will tend to get less wrinkles whereas drier skin tone will age faster. The exact same principle applies to TPE formulas; A drier TPE will mark more easily and faster if stored incorrectly for too long.
TPE is a porous material (here again, like human skin). However unlike with us human, not just the epidermal layer is spongious the whole actual doll is. In other words the TPE will soak up the cream or oil that you put on it.
Whenever your doll has just been produced, she will need a few weeks to sweat off hydrating mineral oil excess applied during manufacturing after unmolding. This step is needed alongside the process to make sure the TPE is well hydrated enough before it settles.
At reception of your doll, use the blanket included in your package which works as a great absorbent and will prevent you from having oil stains on your bed sheets.
There are several ways to speed up the oil sweating the process, we have listed them down below.
Before you start, it is important to note that your doll should not be too dry either, here again just like human skin it would potentially crackle open more easily. Hydratation of your doll is an important step to follow if you are to wash your doll at reception.
HOW TO SOAK UP TPE DOLLS OIL EXCESS
METHOD 1: OIL ABSORBING COOKING PAPER
You can use oil absorbing cooking paper to soak up the excess of oil on your doll’s skin.
Simply cut a piece of cooking paper and apply it to your doll with gentle pressure.
METHOD 2: OIL ABSORBENT PADS
Absorbent pads, rolls or anything made with such fabric is also a great way to speed up the oil sweating process.
These types of disposable fabrics are usually thick with dimples on them, and are often used in garages as drip catchers for oils, fuels and petroleum-based products.
Prefer oil absorbers to liquid absorbers here for more efficiency.
You can purchase oil absorbent pads in the accessory section of our shop here.
METHOD 3: WASHING YOUR DOLL
Just like a much needed shower after a long day of work, water and soap will help removing the oil excess on your TPE Doll. You can read more about TPE Dolls cleaning here.
WARNING: Make sure with any above methods that your doll’s skin isn’t too dry, in which case you will need to rehydrate it.
A doll that has not been washed or sweat oil naturally won’t require hydration but it is a good practice to apply hydrating lotion and baby powder whenever her skin starts to feel tacky.
We do not recommend using any oil based hydrating lotion or only very little of it, as TPE will quickly soak it up, and you might end up with saturating your doll with oil (which isn’t really a pleasant feeling). Instead, use cream based hydrants which will preserve your doll skin elasticity without increasing your its viscosity.
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