How to get marks off the smooth surface of a white lego piece?

jay5jay5 NAMember Posts: 4
I received a "new" boat hull part from a BrickLink purchase that has some rub marks on the smooth side of it that likely occurred during shipping rubbing against other pieces or materials.
Wondering if there's way to get them off. I tried the old saliva on a finger, and then alcohol on a q-tip, to no avail.

You can see the marks on the right side of the upside-down piece here:
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. :)


  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    The boat hull has the "rough" feel to it correct? It should work either way, but you can use a plastic polish to get the rub marks off and get rid of the scratches on the other pieces. I use Meguiar's PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish; works like a charm :)
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,416
    A small piece of Magic Eraser works well also just don't rub too hard. 
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,348
    Pencil eraser, but it may dull the piece, so WD-40 could be used I think, just wash the part off with soap and water well.
  • jay5jay5 NAMember Posts: 4
    That particular part of the hull is the smooth feel to it, not the rough feel like the lower surface.

    Pencil or Magic Eraser? Cool, I may give those a shot. :)
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 479
    I wouldn't use a Magic Eraser.  It's basically super low grip sandpaper and you can easily damage the surface.  I've had good luck with Goo Gone before.  I put some on a q-tip or paper towel and rubbed this kind of marks away. 
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    I wouldn't use the Magic Eraser either. The Magic Eraser is awesome though. WD-40 does get rid of marks, but it doesn't work on fine scratches. The Plastic polish is awesome for cloudy windscreens, just for future reference. 
  • jay5jay5 NAMember Posts: 4
    The pencil eraser helped quite a bit! Thanks for the suggestions.
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