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    I love my life! charlesw's Avatar
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    Cleaning tire marks off walls?

    I rent in my apartment and I've been storing my bike inside for the past couple weeks. As careful as I can be, I still manage to slightly bump the wall with my tire(s).

    What is the best solution to remove the tire marks from the wall?

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    (this is a good place for this post,correct?)

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    Funny, but I never thought to ask that question, but I'm having the same problem and would like to get by with not having to repaint the wall
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    I love my life! charlesw's Avatar
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    Vince: Exactly. This is a rental so I need to clean it or match the paint. :]

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    Senior Member vincenzosi's Avatar
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    Heh... Luckily the paint on my walls is flat industrial white lol
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    try those mr clean magic eraser things... they work well

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    Senior Member vincenzosi's Avatar
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    How dumb am I. I have one and didn't even think to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bonnet
    try those mr clean magic eraser things... they work well
    My thoughts exactly. They are excellent at removing just about anything. I hear if you use them in the same spot a lot the paint will start to go away. Id imagine in an apartment this wouldnt be a problem since they tend to repaint every time someone moves out. I used the magic eraser when I moved out...no problems.
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    Yup those magic erasers are well...magic. They work really well for us for getting the tire marks off the wall(s).

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    Sweet, thanks!

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    I've got 4 bikes crammed into my studio, so there are marks everywhere. Solution? I'm going to paint the walls white before I move out.

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    Senior Member vincenzosi's Avatar
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    Screw that... Too much work
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    Yeah, for you... but there are so many marks over the entire length of all my walls except the kitchen and bathroom that it's easier for me to paint then go through with some eraser and try to scrub the marks individually. I just wish they would pick a better color than white when they paint the walls before we move in. *sigh*

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    Sweet thread. I was having the same problem. I guess it's one of those things I just think about for 2 seconds then forget. Thanks for the magic eraser idea. Peace.
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    My bike gets parked along the wall in my livingroom, I have white paint on the walls, I have just used Simple Green mixture and a rag, comes right off.
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    Used to park my bike in the same place in the apartment... thumbtacked up some cheap carpet to protect the walls...

    Now live in a house and keep the bike in the garage. (cars stay outside.)

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    Over the years I've lost many dollars in deposit money after leaving apartment walls stained with tire marks, and the carpets stained with dirt and grease

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    I made a deal with the wife: she promised not to drive me up the wall, and I promised not to ride my bike on the walls....
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    Black walls rule!

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    Assuming it's grease on the walls... wouldn't mineral spirits (aka paint thinner) remove it?
    question everything.

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    I discovered Fast Orange (or the GoJo orange) works to clean much more than just hands. I use it on grease I get on the wall, carpet stains, and just about anything else. I dont know how anybody can live without the stuff.

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