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What is the difference between vinyl and silicon? - Hephzibah - 10-20-2010 09:00 PM

Could somebody please explain what is the difference between dolls made of vinyl, silicon and silicon/vinyl?
Thanks Smile


RE: What is the difference between vinyl and silicon? - cindy jay - 10-21-2010 09:00 PM

vinyl is what most doll kits are made of.. silicone vinyl has a lot of silicone in the mix.. so the vinyl is softer and will squish a little.

silicones are all silicone.. their squishy and feel like real baby skin and look extreamly real.

cindy


RE: What is the difference between vinyl and silicon? - utermom - 10-23-2010 12:47 AM

Hi cindy!
I have to say cindy is right.. and silicone you have to powder offten, b/c fuzz and hair or just dust in the air will stick you the doll. the only way to get it off it to powder the doll. Nan


RE: What is the difference between vinyl and silicon? - Little Sweethearts - 10-23-2010 04:41 AM

Just to add to that, solid silicone dolls are very expensive and you need a special paint to paint them, and you have to sand the paint off you cant use a paint remover.

Sometimes silicone/vinyl mix dolls have difficulty in keeping the paint on and you need to seal them first. They are however lovely to reborn and hold.


RE: What is the difference between vinyl and silicon? - Hephzibah - 10-23-2010 08:57 AM

I have contacted the manufacturer of my troublesome doll and also asked them this question, this is what they answered:

"First to answer the question regarding the different vinyls. - There is no silicone vinyl available, although it is called like that. Technically it is not possible to mix vinyl and silicone, it is either vinyl or silicone. The reason why it is called silicone vinyl is because it is very soft. That is caused by using more softening agents in the vinyl. The different vinyls do not require different handling. "

So now I am totally confused. Especially as I have also purchased kit that was described as silicone. It was not expensive ($50).