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  1. As promised i am posting additional pictures. Incidentally, i have decided to sell the set. I don't have the time or expense involved in restoring the set properly. You can view my e-bay listing by searching for item# 110308436824 in the advanced search box.
  2. I appreciate all your suggestions/help. It is from Bronner's not Bonners. Sorry my typo. I am located in Red Oak, TX. I have been able to find very little on restoration of these types of nativities. Someone has painted over these figures and the paint is peeling off. Someone suggested using fiberglass boat paint. I had originally intended on just touching up the paint that had peeled off but am faced with the daunting task of stripping all the paint off completely and repainting, since I cannot find exact matches to the existing paints. I have considered using bondo on some of the cra
  3. Hello all, I just purchased a nearly 50 year old lifesize nativity set made of fiberglass. According to the seller, it was made by Bonner's around 1960. It has some paint loss on nearly all of the pieces and some paint flaking. One of the shepherds has a few fingers missing. I have used blowmolds for decorating so know very little about fiberglass. The only obvious fix are two of the shepherd staffs that are missing. I am hoping someone out there could recommend the best products to use on fiberglass for paint touch-up and something to stop the paint from further flaking off. I am wonde
  4. THANKS CARRIE, I APPRECIATE IT!!! I WILL TRY AND GO WITH THE CLEAR UV PROTECTANT. I LOVE BLOWMOLDS AND HATE TO SEE THE INFLATABLES TAKING OVER. THERE'S JUST SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT THE BLOWMOLDS. GUESS CAUSE I GREW UP WITH THEM AND OF COURSE EVERYONE HAD BLOWMOLDS IN THEIR FRONT YARD BACK THEN. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE ADVICE.
  5. TED, THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE SUGGESTION. ITHOUGHT THERE WOULD BE A LOT MORE DISCUSSION ON THIS TOPIC. THEY ALWAYS SEEM TO FADE AND THE PAINT COMES OFF. IT'S A LOT OF WORK TO STRIP THEM DOWN AND REPAINT WHICH IS WHY I WAS HOPING THERE WERE SOME THINGS THAT WOULD DELAY THE INEVITABLE. THANKS AGAIN.
  6. JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE HAD ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR WEATHERPROOFING BLOWMOLDS TO KEEP THE PAINT FROM COMING OFF AND PERHAPS DELAY COLOR FADING FROM BEING DISPLAYED OUTDOORS.I WONDER IF SOMETHING LIKE POLYURETHANE WOULD WORK?? ALSO, ANY ADVICE ON WHAT TYPE OF PAINT TO USE IN RESTORING OLD BLOWMOLDS. I'VE HEARD KRYLON FUSION MENTIONED A LOT. IS THERE ANY LIQUID BRUSH ON VERSION OF PLASTICS PAINT THAT COULD BE USED IN AN AIR GUN?? THANKS FOR THE HELP.
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