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Ady115/02/2018 01:56:39
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I only bought these a week or two ago but they've become essential now because their ability to remove grease and normally tough stains is pretty unbelievable

Plastics, mirrors, fridges, old scruffy microwaves, car dashboards, car windows whatever, rub gently and watch that hard to shift grot disappear

If it's got a film of grease these things gobble it up and make it squeaky clean, and all you need is warm water to squeeze the junk out

Packs are about a quid for 4 sponges but the secret is actually in the foam which is melamine foam and you can buy packs of 100 for under a tenner from a well known site kinda thing

Just thought I'd share

Brian Wood16/02/2018 10:14:18
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Go on Ady, what are they called please? Or is that a secret known only to that horrible Cillet Bang 'magician' on TV?

Regards

Brian

JasonB16/02/2018 10:20:47
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Brian, there is a big clue in the thread title, if you google "Magic Erasors" you may well find themsmile p

Brian Wood16/02/2018 10:26:15
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Thank you Jason, I didn't think that might be the name other than just a description by Ady

Brian

Oldiron16/02/2018 12:50:26
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Here is the EBAY **LINK**

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Ady116/02/2018 14:25:36
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They've turned me into an OCD cleaner.

Got a monster cold at the moment but was doing the shower at 1am. It's theraputic!

Seriously though, handy for when squeaky clean is essential, glueing stuff, welding stuff, fabby for cleaning plastics like grotty computers

Russ B16/02/2018 14:41:15
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I'll have to give these a go!

I've always been a fan of good old plastic erasers, I use a Staedtler brand "Mars Plastic" - marks and grot on painted walls, computer cases etc etc vanish (so does the paint on soft matt emulsion if you keep going at it so its just a gentle job, dont go ballistic)

I clean the eraser by putting it in inside a sock in the washing machine with my smalls, comes out like new! (I'm sure many of the pencil draftsman will know that trick)

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pgk pgk14/05/2018 11:02:31
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After the accolades above i thought I'd try these to shift the grease and dirt from the grout lines around the cooker wall tiles. Frankly they were hopeless for that even with sugar soap. Sugar soap and a nail bruh worked a little better but was seriously hard work. Then I remembered some stuff called Klingstrip - sold as a paint stripping poultice. I used it years ago to renovate an old marble fireplace. So a sample tub was ordered... a 3mm layer trowelled into the grout lines with an old credit card.. cover in plastic to stop it drying out and wait 1-2 days and wash off... white grout the easy way.

pgk

Ady114/05/2018 15:33:03
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Old cooked grease on cookers is more like glue if its left for too long PGK

A steam cleaner is a good for that stuff

Whatever wipes it off ends up like a yukky glue pad so a cheap rag is best for wiping up

pgk pgk14/05/2018 16:25:01
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Posted by Ady1 on 14/05/2018 15:33:03:

Old cooked grease on cookers is more like glue if its left for too long PGK

A steam cleaner is a good for that stuff

Whatever wipes it off ends up like a yukky glue pad so a cheap rag is best for wiping up

We had also failed with a (cheap) steam cleaner. This was the grout, not the cooker.. so 'embedded' into the 'grain'. Perhaps epoxy grout would be better in that situation but the poultice pulled it straight out..

pgk

mechman4815/05/2018 12:59:47
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Easy way to keep grout lines white... spray household bleach onto tiles, down & along grout lines, let dry for about 1/2 hour then wipe with damp rag. It's a repetitive process, at least once a month but it keeps the grout white, also the same for silicon sealing around the bath, sink etc.

George.

Mike15/05/2018 13:22:42
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Also a lot from different sources on Amazon, including 10 for 47p from China. Bad news is that these are one-use items, and reviewers say they must be used just damp, because they are water-soluble. Among the good ones, I see Flash are selling them, but there are plenty of cheaper alternatives which get good reviews.

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