Problems with my Feeldoe

Jenyana Jenyana
So, a while back I got a Feeldoe violet. I was very excited about it, so much so that I didn't care I was blowing almost my entire mid-of-the-year bonus on it.

However, when I got it I was disappointed to notice that it had a couple of problems. If you look carefully, in the product page of the Feeldoe you can see that there is a seam running all the way around the Feeldoe. It didn't seem to be very pronounced in the picture, so I didn't think it would pose a problem, but in mine, this is really pronounced, and there are even little flaps of silicone stuck to the seam.

I didn't get it from here, so I couldn't return it, and though I wrote to Tantus asking what I could do, I didn't get a reply.

Do you know what I can do to fix this? I've heard of some people taking a razor or sandpaper to their toys if they had a seam, but I'm wary of trying this unless I know I won't be permanently damaging my toy.
07/31/2011
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Kissaki Kissaki
Dwtim did a toy repair workshop back in January. You should probably look through it and see if it answers your question.
07/31/2011
CafeSabroso CafeSabroso
Yeah, this is the only thing that keeps me from buying a Feeldoe. I love the concept and design, but I've handled it in person and that damn seam down the shaft keeps me from buying every single time. Unacceptable, in my opinion, since I plan to use the Feeldoe for pegging, and my ass strongly dislikes noticeable seams.
07/31/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Kissaki
Dwtim did a toy repair workshop back in January. You should probably look through it and see if it answers your question.
Thanks Kissaki.

Unfortunately, that was not covered. Fear not, it seams (hehe) I always get the toys with seams on them and have had a bit of experience trimming them off. Good silicone, like Tantus, is pure silicone all the way through. You will not lose any of the non-porus qualities if you cut/trim the seam off. It will require a bit more effort when cleaning, like extra scrubbing, but you can still get it totally clean. (Remember you can always boil it.)

First, try and just pull of the seam. Does not always work but at least you will get some of it off if you need to go to the razor blade. If you have a cuticle cutter, the kind that look like scissors with a flat edge, they may work too.

As far as trimming, I find a brand new strait razor blade works best. Go very slow and take your time. Start on an area, like the 'elbow', and practice there first to get a feel for cutting the seam. What typically happens is the blade will cut to deep and into the body of the toy. This is where taking your time and going slow comes into play. Keep the blade as flat as possible as well.

I have heard that a Dremel type tool can be used as well, but I have not tried it yet. I would say that the same idea applies here too, go slow and take your time. If you have this type of tool, look for the smallest/finest bit possible.
Something like this would work best-

The smaller the surface of the bit the better, it will lessen the chance of scuffing other parts of the toy.

A final word of caution, it could leave a bit of texture after it is trimmed. Most of the time it is better than before but you never know.

Best of luck.
07/31/2011
Jenyana Jenyana
Thanks for your suggestions! It's really a bummer that a high-profile toy such as this one has such a big flaw... I mean, if we're going to spend $100+ on a toy, why should we have to modify them before we can even use them for the first time?

I'm still not sure if I'm brave enough to do this to my toy (I'm notoriously bad with anything sharp) but I'll consider it. Too bad I can't ask my dad to fix this for me... he's the one we all go to to get things fixed, but somehow I doubt he'd take kindly to his baby daughter asking him to fix her dildo for her... ^^UUUU
07/31/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Jenyana
Thanks for your suggestions! It's really a bummer that a high-profile toy such as this one has such a big flaw... I mean, if we're going to spend $100+ on a toy, why should we have to modify them before we can even use them for the first ... More
Oh I hear that! They spend money on using higher priced materials but skimp on the mold. A better quality mold (tighter tolerances) would produce a better quality toy. I would not mind paying a bit more if I do not have to deal with the seam. There are also tools that could be use in-house to trim them before they get packaged.

Good luck.
07/31/2011
Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
Jenyana, I am so sorry that your email got no response. Let me give you my email address, and I will look into the problem you've been having.

jclark@tantusinc.com

I will say that the Feeldoes are one of the few items we are unable to hand-pour due to the shape. Let me do some research and I will see if I can come up with some suggestions....
08/01/2011
Jenyana Jenyana
To all who come across this thread in the future: I was able to talk about the issue with Jenna from Tantus, and she made arrangements to send me a replacement feeldoe, because although a small seam is normal in the feeldoe line because it's the only tantus toy that can't be hand-poured due to its shape, it really is not normal for the seam to be so pronounced or to have flaps of silicone stuck to it... apparently I got the one feeldoe that missed inspection. ^^U

So, yeah... Tantus really is, in my opinion, the best adult toy manufacturer around, not only for the quality of their toys, but also for their excellent customer care. They even refused to take payment for the shipping of the replacement, and they didn't ask me to send the imperfect feeldoe back!!! X3
08/07/2011
Spilock Spilock
That's awesome to hear. +1 to Tantus!
08/09/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
Wow Go Tantus!!
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