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Old 06-17-2011, 03:27 AM
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Just an FYI, whether you use the Magic Eraser on wheels or your paint, you are scratching with it. It uses abrasives to remove the debris, which will instill marring. I would go over the affected area with a polish when you are done.
I did not know that. I didn't noticed any type of swirls in the finish or anything.
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I did not know that. I didn't noticed any type of swirls in the finish or anything.
They are super fine, which you may not noticed. The magic eraser works well on interior plastics and related areas, but it will create fine scratches in the paint. If you were to use it on a small area on your wheels or for bugs I would look at the area in direct sunlight and use a polish as needed.
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Magic Erasers are made from a substance known as Melamine Foam. It's an open cell foam which is why it is sponge like but the the melamine is almost as hard as glass. Basically, it works by scraping the dirt off and trapping it in the open cells of the foam.

It has a lot of great uses on vehicles but I wouldn't use it on paint.
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Magic Erasers are made from a substance known as Melamine Foam. It's an open cell foam which is why it is sponge like but the the melamine is almost as hard as glass. Basically, it works by scraping the dirt off and trapping it in the open cells of the foam.

It has a lot of great uses on vehicles but I wouldn't use it on paint.
Thanks for the info, I had always wondered how they worked. I didn't want to try it on paint, but I figured the chrome could handle it. I'll make sure to only use it when necessary.
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I never thought of that. My wheels on my ford would get horrible real fast and I never thought of that. Just using hours scrubbing. Now I know what to do when the ram gets bad. Thanks man
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I never thought of that. My wheels on my ford would get horrible real fast and I never thought of that. Just using hours scrubbing. Now I know what to do when the ram gets bad. Thanks man
No problem, but as mentioned before, I wouldn't be using them all the time for the fear of marring the finish. I only use it now when they get real bad and do my best to keep them clean for the rest of the time.
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Yeh ive been talking about magic eraser for a while now on the forum its awesome stuff when needed for clearcoat scratches and those yellow rust stains that just appear out of no where on the white trucks that get under the paint, bug guts and just whatever will not come off the paint.
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