If you have not removed
your pony's head and tail please click here.
This must be done
before cleaning the pony.
After removing the head and tail you are ready to clean. You
must also have removed the rusty washer.
Tail Rust and Mildew
these simple steps to remove tail rust and mildew from your pony......
Using a tooth brush try
and loosen the rust and mildew debris inside the pony. Pour enough
bleach into the body cavity to fill it without it going out if
the tail or neck opening. Let stand for one hour.
While the body is soaking
it is time to clean the tail. Using hand soap or dish soap clean
the tail at the clip. Try and remove as much of the rust as possible.
If the soap doesn't get it clean try a solution of salt and lemon
juice to remove the rust. If there is rust on the clip you will
need to get some "Naval Jelly" at the hardware store
to remove the worst of the rust from the clip. If you aren't that
concerned about it, clean it up as much as possible and keep pony
from getting wet again.
Back to the pony body. Pour
the bleach into a cup or other container. Scrub the inside of
the body cavity until clean. For the legs try a tooth brush. If
that doesn't work poor the bleach back about 1/3 full and then
shake the pony, keeping your hand over the openings. Poor out
bleach and repeat.
Now you are ready to reassemble your
Bleach is not
the best item to use on your pony, but it is the best for destroying
mildew and breaking up the stains. I can not take responsibility
for anything that goes wrong but I do use it on my ponies