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How to get eraser marks off LEGO?! Help!

SarkySarky Vancouver, CanadaMember Posts: 23
I was wondering if anyone knew how to get those annoying eraser marks off LEGO "glass" pieces. I have a set that is quite memorable and unfortunately, the windscreen piece has eraser marks on it. If anyone knows the solution, please do comment. Thanks in advance.

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  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,032
    What do you mean by eraser marks?
    Shibkiki180703
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,509
    Erasers leave marks on LEGO brick, base plates, and I would imagine LEGO 'glass', it looks a bit dull in those places and is not easy to remove, so you can use an eraser to remove pencil marks on LEGO, but they then need to remove the eraser 'smudge'.
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,032
    @madforLEGO, but why on earth would anyone use pencils and erasers on LEGO? I assume something simple like goo-gone would remove any residue. 
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Erasers leave marks on LEGO brick, base plates, and I would imagine LEGO 'glass', it looks a bit dull in those places and is not easy to remove, so you can use an eraser to remove pencil marks on LEGO, but they then need to remove the eraser 'smudge'.

    An eraser is an abrasive and the dullness is a scratched area. You can generally restore the finish of plastics, and indeed enhance it, by using a much finer abrasive in the form of a cutting compound.

    Somebody else may have some recommendations based on practical experience.
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,032
    @TigerMoth. If the damage done by erasers is actually scratching, then the method mentioned by Andy in this article is amazing: http://thebrickblogger.com/2012/04/make-your-clear-lego-shine/.

    I tried it myself some time ago on some very heavily scratched canopies and I was amazed by the result. Completely dull and opaque canopies that you couldn't even see through became just like new. I highly recommend it.
    BrickDancerGalactuschuckpTheBigLegoski
  • SarkySarky Vancouver, CanadaMember Posts: 23
    akunthita said:
    @TigerMoth. If the damage done by erasers is actually scratching, then the method mentioned by Andy in this article is amazing: http://thebrickblogger.com/2012/04/make-your-clear-lego-shine/.

    I tried it myself some time ago on some very heavily scratched canopies and I was amazed by the result. Completely dull and opaque canopies that you couldn't even see through became just like new. I highly recommend it.
    Thanks! (sorry for the really late reply)
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,363
    got to try that. not sure what is acrylic liquid? it's just any kind of floor polish?
  • dehnehsudehnehsu Bay Area, Calif.Member Posts: 173
    edited October 2015
    You can also try "Mothers" brand plastic polish. Sold in hardware and automotive shops, It comes in a red 8 oz. plastic bottle. Works great to clear up yellowing car headlights too. Get the plain bottle not the one called "Power Plastic" for headlights.
    77ncaachamps
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,440
    dehnehsu said:
    You can also try "Mothers" brand plastic polish. Sold in hardware and automotive shops, It comes in a red 8 oz. plastic bottle. Works great to clear up yellowing car headlights too. Get the plain bottle not the one called "Power Plastic" for headlights.
    I just saw someone's headlights get detailed and it was crystal clear. Should work I would think 
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