At Mannequinn Madness, we have spare parts such as stands, hands, and attachment fittings for mannequin repair. If you are a retail chain in the Bay Area with ten or more mannequins that need repairing or respraying/repainting, we can do that at our warehouse. For those of you who want to do this yourself, we found this tutorial on Youtube.
If you have a mannequin with an arm that’s broken off, then follow these steps to repair your mannequin.
Step 1. Remove the metal fixture used to attach the arm to the body of the mannequin.
You should see the culprit once you’ve removed the metal. Lets fill in those loose holes
Step 2. Fill the holes with a polyfiber putty. (The one used here is by Soudal)
Be sure to use enough polyfiber.
Step 3. Now put the metal piece back into place and affix it firmly with a ratchet belt. Allow to full dry .
(Dry times depend on the polyfiber directions)
Step 4. Once it dries, fill in any remaining spaces with polyfiber and allow to dry again
(Step. 4.5 Sand smooth so the arm will fit well when placed back on the body of the mannequin)
Now for the rest of the mannequin. The following are great if you have an old mannequin with defects or if you want to update your mannequin with new paint.
Step 1. Sand down the whole body of the mannequin.
After sanding, wipe the mannequin clean of any particles
Step 2. Once the mannequin is clean and dry, it’s ready for the first coat of paint. The paint used here is a water-based paint.
If there is enough original paint left on the mannequin after sanding you will not need to prime the piece.
Step 3. Allow the first coat of paint to dry before adding the second coat. (At least 2 hours)
The finished product!
These steps were found on youtube and if you would like further details on how to repair your mannequin, watch the video here.
Congratulations on repairing your mannequin!