Tuesday, June 23, 2015

eBay Hack - Use Zit Cream to Remove Magic Marker

Before you go rushing off and rubbing zit cream on clothing - STOP! This tip is only good for rubber or plastic items. In my eBay Seller's Facebook Group, we often talk about tricks and hacks for removing imperfections from used items. Several sellers have mentioned using zit cream to remove magic marker, dirt, grease stains, or other marks from rubber or plastic.

Any type of zit cream with 10% benzoyl peroxide will work. Brands like Clearasil, Clean and Clear, Acne Free, Zapzyt, or Oxy10 are all 10% benzoyl peroxide. Many store and generic brands are also 10% so you can check at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, or grocery stores.

Do NOT use nail polish remover on plastic or rubber items. This can remove color that is supposed to be there and ruin the item. If you look at the photo above, you will see that one of Mrs. Beasley's eyebrows is missing. That is because the seller unknowingly tried nail polish remover and it took off the eyebrow. Live and learn.

Do you have a great tip for removing stains, grease, or dirt from used items? Post it in the comments section and we can all learn from each other.

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