Cleaning Minis with a Magic Eraser - Visuals included!

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Postby Geescube » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:35 am

I just do a couple swipes and keep checking to see progress.
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Postby Gonzo206 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:06 am

The pics are very helpful! I know what I can use to clean!
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Postby BeEatNU » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:54 pm

Thanks pretty interesting, I would be too scared to try it though LOL
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Postby hikanteki » Wed May 03, 2017 7:26 pm

What a great method! Thank you for the tip.
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Postby tgltuz » Thu May 11, 2017 5:07 pm

Thanks for the tip! I've always been scared to.try anything to get smudges off thinking I'd tale the paint off. Nice to know I have options :)
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Postby dboneo » Mon May 22, 2017 12:17 pm

Just saw this thread going to give it a try

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Postby bokchoy » Tue May 30, 2017 5:04 pm

Thanks for the tips. it's good to see the paint is not such a light coat .

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Postby FunkoETC » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:31 am

I want to try this but aren't you afraid of taking off the actual paint?
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Postby Imagery » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:49 am

This is a great tip. And thanks for all the before and after shots — really brought the whole process to life :)
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Postby ZartansBro » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:41 pm

Thank you for this thread! I'm going to have to pick up some magic erasers, because I bought a lot of 40+ mystery minis, and they arrived in a box with no padding to keep them from bumping and rubbing up against each other. :(
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Postby Bleachanime101 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:30 pm

Now I can clean the smudges, thanks for the tip

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Postby acciofunko » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:00 pm

This was so helpful.. I cleaned up quite a few minis and they all look great!
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Postby alienfeast » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:12 pm

Thanks for the post :) I've been looking for another way to clean after rubbing alcohol kind of took paint off my flash POPS face.

Update: It worked :))) I was able to clean all the marks off my Kazuya pop with all the paint intact. As for my Baymax, it had those dark black and red marks on the face in between the eyes. For those marks, scrubbing lightly did mostly nothing to the marks. Scrubbing hard, it was scary, actually completely removed the marks. The paint was perfect still tho. Lucky the paint didn't come off at all [-o<
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Postby Anniedamonster » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:04 am

Wow! Thanks for the tip!

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Postby rosevanngo » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:49 pm

BeEatNU wrote:Thanks pretty interesting, I would be too scared to try it though LOL


Thanks everyone for the helpful advice and tips.

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Postby MegaFunkoMan » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:37 pm

Way to go!!! thanks for this its so helpful! you rock!!! =D>
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Postby Rantt » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:40 pm

Thank you so much!!!!
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Postby InternationalPopper » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:07 am

wow thanks for the tip! It can be sooooo frustrating when there are marks on my Funko but this seems like it will help... Time to hit Walmart! I need to stock up before I go back to Saudi Arabia!
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Postby yasowat » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:39 pm

Thanks for sharing!
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Postby King Midas » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:08 pm

I will definitely have to try this soon. I bought a lot of 9 minis specifically for 3 of the minis that were in it. They looked fantastic in the pictures, then I got them in. They were all in one big ziplock bag and then put in a brown bubble envelope. Of course 2 of the 3 minis I bought the lot for have scuffs and smudges all over them.

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Postby FunkoPhoenix » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:56 am

This is excellent information! Thanks for sharing and taking the risk lol
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Postby MattyPHATty » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:02 am

I bought one of these last night and it worked great! Thanks for sharing this

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Postby athena » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:57 pm

I'm in love with this post! Thanks for the visuals!

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Postby berrymonster » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:54 am

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I using magic eraser to clean the paint stain but i end up remove the paint. I need to use lot of strength to remove the paint stains.
How can i touch up the pop head?

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Postby g3ohss » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:31 pm

Noctu wrote:Hello! I don't know about the rest of you, but I am a very visual person (especially when it comes to doing things that I am mildly afraid may completely and utterly destroy something I am rather fond of… I guess I like proof). I did some sleuthing through the forums and multiple times the ability of magic erasers to help clean spots on pops were mentioned, but I was really hoping to see some imagery. Either I am a lousy detective (possible) or I just never clicked the right link but I finally had to take the plunge and just try it for myself.

The setup: I bought a lot of horror mystery minis off of eBay, and was all excited when they arrived. Upon opening them, however, I was mildly horrified (oh the drama of it all). The vast majority of them had escaped their bubble wrap and were having a little too much fun in a mosh pit of careless abandon. Lots of little paint transfer spots were decorating the minis and I was not exactly a happy addict. And so, for anyone else who might be curious (or a chicken like I was lol) here is how it went for me.

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My minis were all smooshed together. Eek! Also, you can see the paint coming off on the eraser, plus the shriveled mass that was left over after working with it.

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I just gently rubbed at the spots enough to either remove completely or minimize the spots/lines/weird marks. Some areas were way more noticeable (like Chucky was practically rocking some age spots on his youthful dome) and others were harder to spot casually but I'm particular.
(Spots: Chucky's face & Jumper, Leatherface's Face & Eyes and all over his back from head to toe, Hannibal's Eye, jacket, & pants, and all over his backside, Spaulding's Jacket)

TLDR: Ultimately, as long as you're not overly vigorous, using a Magic Eraser is a pretty safe route to go for those minor spots that need a little TLC.


Wow that is amazingly clean. I need to do this with some OOB ty

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Postby throneofgames » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:46 am

Wow these pics are great, thanks for starting this thread!
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Postby throneofgames » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:47 am

Any ideas for removing excess glue on minis?!?
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Postby S_E_R_G_I_O » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:52 pm

Nice, I need to go get a magic eraser .
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Postby PopDaddy » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:56 am

That's for the write up. I tend to be lazy in storing undisplayed minis/pops so I bag them and they become knicked. I'll have to go pick up a magic eraser.
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Postby Tmarie_82 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:16 am

Thank for the helpful pointer I need to try this on a few of mine
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Postby Jalapenopete » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:32 am

Magic erasers do miracles they definitely get the job done!! Nice job
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Postby S_E_R_G_I_O » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:16 pm

I have some paint marks on my car do y'all think the magic eraser will work?
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Postby philipali » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:16 am

been looking for this... thanks a lot for the help

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Postby Jade-Rex » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:44 am

I just cleaned some pops with a magic eraser I've had but never used. It worked so great! I was so amazed and pleased!
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Postby scholora » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:25 am

Great tip. I use magic eraser for drawings on a wall so it makes sense they work magic here too

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Postby athena » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:22 am

Thanks!!


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