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Old 05-24-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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Remove Scuff Marks On Vinyl Railing


Do you guys have any products that will remove marks on vinyl railing? Acetone?
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:37 AM   #2
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Acetone might be hot enough to melt vinyl. I'd start with Naptha (lighter fluid), alchohol, laquer thinner, in that order. Be very carefull with the laquer thinner though. It also melt some plastics.

Other options might be xylene, or toulene. Although not as hot, they evaporate slower, & give more time to loosen marks.

Always test on small inconspicuous area first.
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Clear PVC primer like the plumbers use.

PRACTICE on a sample wiping it on and off.....it cleans really quick and then it will eat the vinyl if you do not wipe it off.
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At the auto parts store / auto body: Polishing compound on a rag with some water. Rubbing compound is next choice. Its quite a bit more abrasive.

Also try Wesley's whitewall cleaner. This is what cleans up that OSI butyl caulk the window guys use.

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Forget all the above, and use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. They don't call it magic for nothing. Works every time.

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Yup, magic eraser.
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Yup, magic eraser.
WTF? Festool doesn't make a tool for this. You have to be kidding. You could have at least recommended using some green Koolaid with it.
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WTF? Festool doesn't make a tool for this. You have to be kidding. You could have at least recommended using some green Koolaid with it.
You can smoosh it into the pad on my rotex and use it that way.


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I use rubbing alcohol to clean acrylic. Xelene for scuffs, paint splatters, light scratches. But be careful, takes off the finish too. Use too much and you'll have to buff to get shine back.
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I know this is an old thread but,
My go-to first choice is always
a white gum eraser.
Pretty good for pencil marks
on painted walls too.
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Try detnatured alcohol, test in hidden spot first.
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Forget all the above, and use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. They don't call it magic for nothing. Works every time.
I have found the magic eraser very abrasive. Will remove paint on a wall for example. I first use Vim with bleach. If that does not work, then a magic eraser.
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jig*loo (ie. silicone spray)
Worked for us on some white vinyl siding with some shingle scuffs.
It all got cleaned up!

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