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Old 07-06-2011, 04:31 PM
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So I found my Mint Chocolate Chip Bear lying in a puddle of dirty water. It had dust and dirt all over it and it was wet and stinky. So I had to clean it. And heres how I did it.

This surgery was performed by Stefaniehearts, top bear surgeon expert.



This is what the bear looked like before:

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He was pretty grimy.



Ok, So the first thing I did was cut a slit in its back. This way I could take the stuffing out and reapply it. I just cut a nice sized line and it opened up big enough for me to take the stuffing out. The reason I was taking the stuffing out is because he was lumpy and stuff.
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Next I just took all the stuffing out with my fingers. I couldn't really reach the end of the arms and feet. But I took as much out as I could. I removed the heart and the barcode as well.
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After that I prepared to wash it. All I did was fill a sink up with cool water and added some laundry detergent.
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I lathered the bear up and got the excess stuffing out. I scrubbed where the stains where and just let it set in the water for about two-three minutes. Then I took it out and rang it out and wrapped it up in a towel.
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I took all of the soapy stuffing I could out, then got out my hair dryer. I set it on medium and on cool.
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I dried it by making straight strokes across the fur. And since the inside got wet, I just stuck the end of the hair dryer through the slit and just dried the inside.While it was drying I brush and teased his fur to make it soft. Click the image to open in full size.


After I had dried it I put it down and began to apply the stuffing. I broke up some polyester stuffing and used a stuffing stick to ease it into the arms and the legs. I kissed the heart and then stuck it back in and also the barcode.
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After I stuffed it, I threaded a large needle with mint green thread and just did a simple stitch and pulled the sides together up its back. Then I tied a knot at the end to keep it in place. And then I was done. :]
Here are the after pictures.
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As you can see the stains are gone, and he smells really good. Chipper really appreciates it. All in all this only took about and hour and it was really easy. Its much better than taking a risk in the washer. Now he is good as new. :]
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(sorry if this is in the wrong section I didn't know where to put it)

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Old 07-06-2011, 04:34 PM
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thanks for posting. (:
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:38 PM
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that's awesome
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:39 PM
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Woahh, it's so clean now.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for posting!
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:42 PM
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wow cool! ! ! !
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Thanks everyone. ;]
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:54 PM
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Wow it looks VERY clean now .. (;
But i have a question why is it lying in a puddle of dirty water ? xD
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:19 PM
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Wow he is very clean yeah once id did surgery on my brother's Jonas bear to get the dog tag off.and you can't even tell where i cut it off.
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I love this story.
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