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    Default consensus on Magic Eraser ?

    I used it today for the first time on a screen because my emulsion was barely coming out with the first scrub down. I scrubed it twice before leading to the magic eraser, I was freaking out and needed something quickly. I only used because i've heard the success stories in these threads...

    which brings me to my next point, no1 had a definitive answer about this Magic Eraser. Anyone care to make sense of the (long term) effects of this stuff on screens ?

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    over time it will cause physical abrasion of the mesh. it contains no chemicals.

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    no chemicals except magic

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    the abrasion isn't necessarily a bad thing is it? if your mesh was kinda fuzzy would it be able to hold higher/ better half tones. i have read where andy mac roughs his new mesh up before prints with it.

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    I tried it and found it to be useless on my screens by itself.
    Then I tried it with screenwash in it and it worked by pretty much just the same as the soft scotch pad I've always used. Then I tried it on the tiles in our sprayroom and was impressed until it was so junked up with ink that it was useless again.
    SO not worth the money. Learn how to clean screens while the ink is still wet and you won't have to resort to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prints View Post
    the abrasion isn't necessarily a bad thing is it? if your mesh was kinda fuzzy would it be able to hold higher/ better half tones. i have read where andy mac roughs his new mesh up before prints with it.
    Yes but only too a point then it starts to hurt your printing. Especially when your trying to do large blocks of even color.

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    am i high or are you saying that you are trying to reclaim with the help of the magic eraser?

    cause...i don't think that will work so well.

    but for me, when i am washing out a freshly used screen with water and the ink is red or black or otherwise staining the screen, a quickie & gentle scrub with the ME works wonders. i was able to bring 2 screens that were no longer usable back to life. i always wash my screens out as soon as i am done with that color too, so that might be why it helps. no sitting around drying in ink.

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    what is in a magic eraser? is it just 220 sandpaper? there was something in the news about not letting your kids near them because they are toxic. are they soaked in acid?
    is the magic just too powerful?

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    bad hoojoo.

    We were part of a test market group for the magic eraser. I think we were the control group, because the one we had just made stains worse.
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    good haze remover for acrylic waterbase inks only

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