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Old 07-19-2012   #1
 
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Magic Erasers

I've been hearing about people using these Mr Clean Magic Erasers to clean their rubber and plastic, and it working like a dream

Does anybody have an opinion about whether or not they are harmful to boats over time?

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Old 07-19-2012   #2
 
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I have used them to get stubborn frame marks off my boat with no apparent detrimental effects.
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Old 07-20-2012   #3
 
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use them all the time on Hypalon with no problem...
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Aside from selling a boat why would you risk damaging the plastic/rubber for cosmetics?
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Old 07-20-2012   #5
 
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They work great. I don't think you'll damage too much. It's just like fine sandpaper...

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Kendarflugen - why would anyone know that it is a malamine foam? Pretty obscure info.
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Kendarflugen - why would anyone know that it is a malamine foam? Pretty obscure info.
Haha... Well, when I used these to clean grout and it worked so well, I googled it to see how they work and that's what I found. You're right though, it's obscure info!
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It may slightly de-gloss the finish, so do a small test area. 303 would leave it shiny again.
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yep.

I've used them before. Work like a charm and I haven't noticed any wear or damage. Used them several times for about five years.

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Yeah, Melamine is a funny compound, the Chinese were using it in animal foods a few years back to boost the nitrogen content and pretend it was protein. It is also used in a lot of plastic dishware. A rafting kitchen set probably has a few pieces made from Melamine. The "magic eraser" is a foam version of the same stuff.

If I remember correctly, it is pretty benign chemically unless you mix it with chlorine. It's just not so great when you eat lots of it, hence the concern over Chinese dog food.
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