Magic Eraser Shredding Issues

Lounge By mellormom Updated 8 Apr 2010 , 5:15am by cheatize

mellormom Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 6:23pm
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Any one figured out how to keep them from shredding so quickly? They work great but if they are not going to last long they aren't worth it. Hmmm.......

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KHalstead Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 9:06pm
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use lighter pressure!

save a lot sells some generic magic erasers that work just as well.....3pack for $1

KoryAK Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 11:25pm
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It's not a sponge, its made of the cleaner - kind of. So it disappears as you use it, nature of the beast. Amazing product and still worth it icon_smile.gif

cakesbycathy Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 11:52pm
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I use the Target brand. Exact same product, cheaper price. They still shred though icon_rolleyes.gif

prterrell Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 1:29am
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I save them for things that other cleaners won't get up, mostly marks on the walls and trim. They're too expensive to use for everyday cleaning.

ceshell Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 6:06am
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LOL, I do what the others do to combat the shredding: Buy generic ones icon_biggrin.gif. And I also do what prterrell does, which is only use when absolutely needed. LOVE those things. I saved us hundreds of dollars on repainting fees when moving out of a rental home, by simply Magic Erasering all of the scuff marks off of the walls.

mellormom Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 2:38pm
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thanks guys. icon_smile.gif I'll try the off brand. icon_smile.gif
I love them for trim too! It takes half the time to do the trim!
This post makes it sound like I actually clean but..... LOL
When I do clean though I love them!

ceshell Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 4:42am
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Originally Posted by mellormom

This post makes it sound like I actually clean but..... LOL When I do clean though I love them!

Haha, I know the feeling. Most of the time they sit in my cabinet. Last time I used them was when I was moving out of a place. Unless I am moving out of a place, most of those scuffs just become invisible over time...I mean...invisible to ME. icon_redface.gif

saffronica Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:48pm
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My friend learned the hard way that you're not supposed to wash out paintbrushes in your bathtub -- but she was able to get her primer-covered bathtub clean with a Magic Eraser. Those things are great!

CakeForte Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 3:41am
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I sort of scraped my car against a telephone pole when I had parked on the street, so I had this combo of paint/ telephone pole gunk on my car. I got a quote from the car place which was about $1700 to repair! Hayell NO!!! I got a magic eraser and some window cleaner and buffed it out in about 20 mins (i used the entire thing). There's still a small dent..but not anything where I need to pay money to get it repaired. I took pics too of the before/ after because I was going to write them a testimonial. Never got around to it though.

mellormom Posted 2 Apr 2010 , 12:19pm
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Nice! It's great when you make a discovery like that!

cheatize Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 5:15am
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Works great on spats, too- for those of us with band kids. The next step if that doesn't work is nail polish remover from what my daughter tells me; so it must work pretty darn good.

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