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 Post subject: Cleaning Nipper or Nipper's Spa Day
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:54 pm 
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I picked up a paper mâché 14" Old King Cole Nipper last week and today I gave him a good cleaning. It was quick and simple thanks to a tip from Nipper expert Joan Rolfs. She suggested using an old tooth brush, a bar of Ivory soap, and a sponge. I got the tooth brush damp, rubbed it on the Ivory soap, and worked on a small area. Once satisfied, I cleaned the area with a damp sponge. I cleaned a fairly small area and sponged to remove any dirt and soap. I probably have an hour invested in the cleaning. The trick is to work on a small area with out getting it really wet and wiping with the damp sponge.

Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Nipper or Nipper's Spa Day
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:57 pm 
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Looks great! Nice job!
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Nipper or Nipper's Spa Day
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A terrific Nipper Jerry. A very nice job indeed.
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Nipper or Nipper's Spa Day
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Nice and fresh... back from the groomer...
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Nipper or Nipper's Spa Day
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:37 pm 
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Jerry,
You must be trying to break into Nipper Heaven. How many of those guys do you have now?


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Nipper or Nipper's Spa Day
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:55 pm 
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Very nice Nipper Jerry, but he looks kinda lonely all alone on that coffee table.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Nipper or Nipper's Spa Day
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:01 pm 
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Great job, Jerry. i remember you restored a 14" paper mache Nipper, and he came out great. Now you need to give him a pedicure. Then he will be one happy puppy. :D
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Nipper or Nipper's Spa Day
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How many of those guys do you have now?


There's no such thing as too many Nippers. Jerry


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Nipper or Nipper's Spa Day
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Jerry,

I see that you did the right thing, and only gave that dirty dog a gentle cleaning!


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning Nipper or Nipper's Spa Day
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:41 pm 
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Thanks James, It's good to see that Nipper is well read and the life of the party. Jerry


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