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Old 09-08-2008, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default A tip about Acrylic Blocks

Several of my blocks were getting a white scum or film on them from my stamp cleaner(Ultra Clean) & baby wipes. I regularly washed them in soap/water but it never came off. My girlfriend was over the other night and she said try the cleaner you use on your stainless pots/pans, you know the powder stuff (mine is Glo). So I did and I just rubbed the Glo on with my hands and they came out perfectly clean. Hope that helps someone else.
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Thanks for the tip, Kathy!
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip! My acrylic blocks were looking pretty bad.
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:58 AM   #4
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Hi all,

Also Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works nicely to clean off your acrylic blocks. I know we always have them in the house with a little Picasso who occasionally uses the walls as a canvas!

I have been told you can use it to clean red rubber stamps (ink stains) as well but I have never tried it.

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uhh thanks for the tip, myne were getting dirty and i wash and wash and couldn't seem to get them clean.
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I wonder if Glo is the same as Bar Keeper's Friend? I use this for my pots and pans as well as my smooth cook top. It is a gentle, non scratching, powder.
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I wonder if Glo is the same as Bar Keeper's Friend? I use this for my pots and pans as well as my smooth cook top. It is a gentle, non scratching, powder.
I'm sure that will work as well. As long as it is not abrasive. I did use a nylon scrubby on one of my blocks and it scratched it. Thats when I decided to use my fingers to rub. My blocks were so bad that the stamps weren't sticking to them anymore.
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Thanks for the tip. Just yesterday I was looking at mine and trying to figure out what to use to clean them.
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Great tip thanks. some of mine are looking kind of yuck, but I hate to toss they out!
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I've had good luck using hand sanitizer to clean my blocks, but I'll keep the Glo in mind if they need a deeper clean.
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Yep, I use the good old Mr. Clean Eraser too. I'd be afraid the pot and pan cleaner might scratch the acrylic blocks?
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I could have used this tip before I went and used comet on his blocks. Yikes, now I can hardly see the set up lines.
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Also Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works nicely to clean off your acrylic blocks. I know we always have them in the house with a little Picasso who occasionally uses the walls as a canvas!

That cracked me up!
Thanks for the Magic Eraser idea. I have never seen Glo but I do have a Magic Eraser so I won't have to buy anything else.

Thanks for sharing.
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great tip - mine are looking very opaque!
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Thanks for the great tip ==
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I've had good luck using hand sanitizer to clean my blocks, but I'll keep the Glo in mind if they need a deeper clean.
Hand sanitizer contains alcohol which over time can damage your acrylic blocks by causing hairline cracks.
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Oh fabulous tips! Mine are looking pretty scary. I also read on someone's blog that you can use hand sanitizer, but I never buy that stuff and haven't tried it myself.
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When mine get yukked up, I clean them with my EZ Duz It stamp cleaner - I know it's supposed to be for cleaning the stamps, but it works quite well on the blocks as well, and it's proven safe for the blocks.
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I use rubbing alcohol which removes the white film easily.

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I use a magic eraser, too, and it comes right off.
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I had Stazon ink on a lot of my blocks I could not get it off. I looked around my room for something else to try. My Mineral Spirits took it right off.
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