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Post by Spectrum on Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:17 pm

Okay, so I've seen postings many times that people are looking for the perfect stain free practice heads. Well I've found one and own it myself.

Some people would be quick to respond, why does it matter if it stains??? Well, as many times as that question has been asked....it must matter to MANY!

Personally I don't blame the people who are looking for a stain free head and I highly doubt that anyone who has one that's all stained up would prefer it to one that was stain free.

Luckily this was the first head I've bought and I can say it's stain free with the following brands, as I've experienced using them on it first hand. Snazaroo, Paradise, Diamond FX, Mehron. I've tried all of these brands on this head and every one easily removed with 100% acetone (fingernail polish remover). The brand I used came from the Family Dollar store. I'm a dude, so I opted for the $1.00 cheapo brand just in case it didnt work....it's not like I have any nail polish to remove if all else failed.

I've tried all the blacks and darkest colors of each brand....I've let it sit for several days and later returned to clean it with very little effort.

Soooooo...without further hesitation, I present to you:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Mannequin-Head-Bust-Wig-Hat-Jewelry-Display-Skin-Ph17-/350340230190?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5191e7ac2e

Hopefully this ebay link will work. One note and precaution, be prepared for the eyebrows to completely vanish once you run over them with the acetone and of course avoid the eyeball area (not like you paint the cornea, etc. anyhow.) The mannequin is made of a neat rubber type material with an opening in the bottom for a optional table clamp that you can buy seperate. I like this one because it has a nice size back, chest and even the sides are big enough to practice small to large cheek art on.

I had no problem with hardly any effort cleaning this head and it looks as good as the day it arrived with no stains whatsoever, except for the paint that she sucked up her nose...I'll have to q-tip the nostrils sometime....she's easy to get along with, so I don't imagine it'll be a problem. Smile Good luck with your new head should you get one!
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Post by Gamezgirl on Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:27 pm

Crap, that looks like Snaz's Freda that I paid $70 for. But mine is stained at the moment, I will have to try the acetone tomorrow.
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Post by vampkat on Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:12 pm

Thanks so much for sharing!!! How well does the paint go on?
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Post by Spectrum on Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:06 pm

Hey Vamp, from my experience with this head the paint goes on really well. The head isnt a plastic it's more of a rubber type material thats closer to skin. I'm really happy with it. The 100% acetone really does leave it flawless when it comes to staining, I use the acetone with a small wash-rag.
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Post by anramire2 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:54 pm

wow thank you for sharing!
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Post by Spectrum on Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:42 pm

No problemo, sharing is what I do...that's what I'm here for. Share and Learn
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Post by ablissfulaffair on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:01 am

Ooooh! Thank you for the post! Ordering one cheers YAY!
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Post by BluAngL83 on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:52 am

uh oh...Im heading to NJ in a couple of weeks for a convention...looks like I might have to buy a few to save on shipping while I'm there...Thanks for the info!
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Post by Spectrum on Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:01 pm

awesome 100% acetone and you are good to go. I just cleaned mine again last night and although she's missing here eyebrows she looks as good as the day she arrived. The acetone removed her brows, the poor thing.
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Post by squiggle on Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:03 pm

Thanks for this! I just ordered one for my daughter who's wanting to get into face painting but complaining about not having anything to practice on....
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Post by Spectrum on Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:57 pm

Squiggle, I saw your work you did at the corn maze and you are awesome. You are one of those folks I would love to see making youtube videos...ever considered it?
Incredible talent you have there.
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Post by IamGinaW on Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:08 pm

Aw man! I just got my practice head and face from wimex (and it is already stained.) I found that the magic eraser and a lot of elbow grease does get it clean, but who wants to work that hard on it every time?
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Post by Terina on Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:14 pm

Squiggle if you make videos do one of your avatar first...I love it!!!
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Post by Terina on Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:15 pm

I am going to try Acetone on my Mehron head. I have to drench it in alcohol to get it to come clean and it still has a light hew of paint on it.
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Post by vampkat on Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:30 pm

Terina wrote:Squiggle if you make videos do one of your avatar first...I love it!!!

THIS!!!! That avatar is so amazing, and my daughter about poops herself evertime I'm forum reading and she sees it. She begs me for it, and I tell her there's NO WAY I could do that. Embarassed
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Post by ablissfulaffair on Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:27 pm

WOW! Ordered yesterday & already got my head!!! Will keep you posted when I paint her Smile so excited!!! bounce
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Post by vampkat on Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:46 pm

ablissfulaffair wrote:WOW! Ordered yesterday & already got my head!!! Will keep you posted when I paint her Smile so excited!!! bounce

Pictures!!!
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Post by ablissfulaffair on Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:38 pm

LOL! Just as Spectrum stated....I painted something on my head (something for the Nov-Dec Challenge Jewelry: http://www.facepaintforum.com/jewelry-challenge-f72/post-submissions-here-t3749-60.htm#51073 ) ..... I first attempted to clean it with just soap and water and all of the paint came off except for the wolfe black. UGH! So I proceeded with the acetone and "Ta-Da" my head is clean as a whistle (& just like we have been warned...the eyebrows came off also, LOL!). That is just fine! The head is clean and ready for painting again!
Thanks Spectrum for the "Heads UP" Wink LOL!

Oh, I forgot to mention that when I ordered the head I also ordered a torso from the same company so I can practice my body art. I'll keep you posted on how that works out with cleaning .... I'll paint something after the weekend and post Smile

Until then...have a great weekend everyone! Smile
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Post by Spectrum on Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:25 pm

I'm so happy it worked for you! Whenever I make a discovery I'm always more than happy to share it with my fellow artists and friends. LOL @ the heads up comment. I hope you get many useful days of painting out of your new personal model!!!! Thanks so much for stopping back by here and giving the testimonial also!
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Post by IamGinaW on Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:32 pm

FYI everyone...
I made a "best offer" bid of $20 and it was accepted, so I'm paying $20 + shipping.
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Post by ablissfulaffair on Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:36 pm

IamGinaW wrote:FYI everyone...
I made a "best offer" bid of $20 and it was accepted, so I'm paying $20 + shipping.

Yes, they were good that way cheers ....I made an offer of $18 & they counter-offered $21.25...so that's what I paid + shipping.
Happy Painting! Smile
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Post by vampkat on Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:28 pm

Aw maaaan. Ordered one last nightful full price.
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Post by ablissfulaffair on Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:37 am

Ooops! Forgot to post pics of my painted head....still need a name for her. Anyway...absolutely Love, love, love my head Wink ..... here is what I've practiced on her so far:
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Post by vampkat on Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:12 am

Mine has sadly already lost the paint on her eyes.
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Post by SuzySparkles on Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:16 am

No We're sorry, but displayfashion has declined your best offer for US $20.00 (1 x US $20.00).

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