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    Default Tip - Removing pencil from white melamine

    For anybody who is looking at removing pencil from white melamine I have found that Glitz Power Paste works a treat.

    I tried a number of different things but found that the Glitz was the best by a long shot. Just wipe a little paste on with a soft cloth and the pencil is gone. No scrubbing required, just a wipe.

    I think I may have purchased it from Bunnings. Photos are likely upside down thanks to Apple thinking it knows best!



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    Thanks for tip.

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    Have you tried those little white “magic sponge” cleaning thingies? They’re my de-graphiting implements of choice.
    Nothing succeeds like a budgie without a beak.

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    DUNNO Mates.

    I use lacquer thinner. It seems to get underneath the graphite/wax and sort of float the pencil off. I've noticed that finishes like Watco and MinWax Antique Oil Finish seem to lift pencil off of white oak. I made some not squares for marking hand cutting dove tails and wanted the angle on after I finished the not squares. The MAOF floated the pencil out of the white oak.
    Rich

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    Wd40, spray, wipe off, wipe down with soapy rag to remove wd40. Done.

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    Glad to here that there are some other options. I just tried what I had at hand before coming across the one mentioned.

    Some of the failed that I can remember included:
    Metho
    Terps
    Eraser
    Shelite
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    Default Cleaning pencil from melamine

    I have also used "Gumption Paste" - can buy from Woolworths, works well.

    Cheers

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    Turps always worked just fine for me

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    I have always used just a regular eraser.
    Just do it, and have fun

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    Yes, I use an eraser too.

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    Jiff cream cleaner

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