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[Help] Cleaning Sharpie from Lego

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I feel as if someone must have posted this topic and when I googled the latest one was from 2010, which was six years ago. I think it's high time to restart a new topic on the subject especially since people may have discovered new techniques since the original topic.

When I was younger I wanted to make my clone army more personalized and custom, as i'm sure many of us have done. Well now I regret that and hope to find some way of cleaning the figures safely without taking the factory printing off.

I tried rubbing alcohol on a snow trooper and that unfortunately took off most of the original printing. I'm not sure if thats because I sharpied the entire torso and that's what did it because it's perfect on non printed surfaces in my limited experience. With my clones I only put small patches of yellow in various spots.

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My dilemma is the patches on the torsos. I might keep the small yellow square on the fins.

Any help is appreciated.

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You could try Coleman fuel / white spirits. I've used it to instantly dissolve sharpy from CDs without harming the plastic.

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I've used whiteboard markers and scribbled on top of the sharpie, then wiped it away with a towel, worked just about every time for me. Just a simple dry-erase Expo marker worked. I'd try it on a small sample to make sure it works though, might have just been luck for me or something.

~Beltar

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Haha! I laughed when I read this, as I used to "customize" my clones too. Yours really aren't that bad, but mine look pretty terrible. I guess I should try some of the methods other people have posted...

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I've picked up a horde of these damaged figures on lot buying. And I have abut three cans of axe from middle school that I have absolutely no use for as a young adult. Whamo, two birds with one stone. I'll try it and get back to you tomorrow.

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Axe body spray works. I used it for helmets and getting in the edge of the finns on the phase 1 helmets was a real pain buy torsos should be a breeze.

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Thanks everyone! I decided to try rubbing alcohol first and it works very well! It also strips normal printing a little however. All my clones have been cleaned up mostly as seen here!

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Thanks everyone! I decided to try rubbing alcohol first and it works very well! It also strips normal printing a little however. All my clones have been cleaned up mostly as seen here!

Thanks a lot! These look very awesome!

Edited by Nagol of Fortfield

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