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Is this shower rot a deal breaker?

Discussion in 'General Toy Discussions and pictures' started by Shiku, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Shiku

    Shiku New Member

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    This picture is on an XL Flint's balls. And I was wondering if any of you have an opinion about it. I had it boiled and scrubbed several times to no avail. I'd like to try and get this off. Otherwise. It's mostly just on the base and not on the actual part that goes in you.

    I may be tempted to sell with a damage based price reduction, but I may not altogether. It doesn't seem that bad to me personally, but I would still like to hear some opinions.

    What do you guys think?
     

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  2. Feverdream

    Feverdream Well-Known Member

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    How long did you boil it for? I've boiled several toys for over 45 minutes with no negative effects, when there were odors that I wanted to get rid of (it worked -- and shorter boils did not work). I have a giant stock pot (for toys only - I got a cheap one on Ebay) so there's no chance the water will boil off completely. I also keep the lid on, which I think raises the temperature in the pot (maybe not) but at least means that I don't have to run the stove burner so high.

    Did you try soaking in diluted bleach solution? (but I think that's mainly for protecting against hepatitis - still, worth trying).

    You could also try microwaving the toy, then long boiling.

    It wouldn't hurt to contact customer service, to see if they have experience.

    It's hard to tell how bad it is, because it's so close up, you can't see how large the area is compared to the size of the toy (I wouldn't be able to give you a better answer, but other people might be able to offer opinions on whether it's sellable).
     
  3. rhattus

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    If you're honest about it and give a fair price for the damage, there's always someone who will buy it. But even knowing that the spots are on the base and not the shaft, I think it's going to be difficult to find that "someone" unless you discount it heavily. Harmless or not, mold tends to squick people.

    I would soak it in a bleach solution for an entire day and/or boil it for an hour (putting a towel on the bottom of the pot greatly reduces the risk of damage from the burner), and evaluate it again. I don't suggest microwaving it- silicone that's thick like a toy is can behave unpredictably in microwaves. Possibly hydrogen peroxide might have an effect, if you can get the spotted area submerged in it.
     
  4. Bacchus

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    Any update on the shower rot? Curious.
     

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