Cleaning Minis with a Magic Eraser - Visuals included!

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Re: Cleaning Minis with a Magic Eraser - Visuals included!

Postby Rantt » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:57 am

Neuron wrote:
Rantt wrote:Finally managed to buy a magic eraser and it does work. But one of the pops that I tried cleaning.. End up using too much force and the colour was rub off.. So make sure use the exact strength to run!

Hi where did u get those magic eraser????


I think those Daiso do sell them. Hope tat helps.
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Postby Leechinyuan » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:14 am

Neuron wrote:
Rantt wrote:Finally managed to buy a magic eraser and it does work. But one of the pops that I tried cleaning.. End up using too much force and the colour was rub off.. So make sure use the exact strength to run!

Hi where did u get those magic eraser????

I think i seen them at art friend or Daiso before! Maybe u can try finding them there!
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Postby Rantt » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:36 am

Leechinyuan wrote:
Neuron wrote:
Rantt wrote:Finally managed to buy a magic eraser and it does work. But one of the pops that I tried cleaning.. End up using too much force and the colour was rub off.. So make sure use the exact strength to run!

Hi where did u get those magic eraser????

I think i seen them at art friend or Daiso before! Maybe u can try finding them there!


Yes daiso do sells them. Go get them there. Pretty cheap too.
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Re: Cleaning Minis with a Magic Eraser - Visuals included!

Postby pandapop88 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:34 pm

I need this magic eraser for cleaning my collection <3

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Re: Cleaning Minis with a Magic Eraser - Visuals included!

Postby FunkoLoco » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:50 am

Love how magic erasers are able to help clean paint off most of my collectibles.
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Postby buddylee » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:28 am

my favorite invention for collectors. Truly magic. Always tread lightly though or you can do some damage

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Postby jjb11590 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:07 pm

buddylee wrote:my favorite invention for collectors. Truly magic. Always tread lightly though or you can do some damage


It truly is magic...works great on so many things!
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Postby Stragon » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Rantt wrote:
Leechinyuan wrote:
Neuron wrote: Hi where did u get those magic eraser????

I think i seen them at art friend or Daiso before! Maybe u can try finding them there!


Yes daiso do sells them. Go get them there. Pretty cheap too.


Have a Daiso by me at the Ontario Mills, its a friggin awesome store.

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Postby Neuron » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:27 am

Stragon wrote:
Rantt wrote:
Leechinyuan wrote:I think i seen them at art friend or Daiso before! Maybe u can try finding them there!


Yes daiso do sells them. Go get them there. Pretty cheap too.


Have a Daiso by me at the Ontario Mills, its a friggin awesome store.


Remember do not rub it too hard! Be gentle when rubbing!
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Postby Jalapenopete » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:27 pm

All great tips magic erasers do miracles!!
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Postby funkosundae » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:08 pm

Great tip. Will try it. Thx

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Postby SpastikGrl » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:30 am

I finally used this on some pints and it looks amazing

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Postby thefunkohunko » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:00 am

this is a great tutorial. I've been collecting more and more mystery minis lately, and I need this advice! thank you
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Postby FunkoGus » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:22 pm

Thanks for this, I have a few mini's that I will try this on.

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Postby L3g3nD33 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:14 am

I've used this in the past on MMs and it works great. (I've also used it on my car for scuffs, from like shopping carts, and it works great as well)
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Postby thejosh2010 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:49 pm

Dawn dish detergent and a tooth brush seems to work well for me most times.. :-)
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Postby Hgmaddhatter » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:11 pm

Awesome idea and I really appreciate the visuals and step by step!

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Postby CarlitaJuanita » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:21 pm

That’s a great idea! Thanks

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Postby bakivali » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:50 pm

Cool, I'll have to try it out myself.

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Postby heymrosario » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:22 am

This is very interesting, I'll have to try this!
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Postby Karubin » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:57 pm

That is interesting... Does it work the same with Pops and Dorbz?
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Re: Cleaning Minis with a Magic Eraser - Visuals included!

Postby Ratattack » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:36 pm

Oh! Wow!

I never thought of magic erasers as a way to clean paint imperfections. I can see using this method on pops as well.

I've tried a rubbing alcohol-water solution in the past and it has also worked. The stronger the alcohol ratio the better the paint flaws will be removed; but at the same time, the more damaging to the figure the solution can be. So always use at your own risk.

I've also tried nail polish remover or acetone to remove paint flaws and other surface imperfections. These though must be handled very carefully as they can easily remove too much paint and ruin you figure, not to mention the fumes are toxic.

It seems the magic eraser idea is a safe way to remove imperfections. I'll give it a try!
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