Cleaning a DS?

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  1. myclock
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    As you guys probably know, I got a DS in not too good condition. im wondering how i would clean the colour off this. it was coloured in by what seems to be coloured pencils.

    its only the inside that needs cleaning. how would i go about this?

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    What the hell. That kid shouldn't have been given a DS [​IMG] .

    Toothpaste is pretty amazing [​IMG] . It cleans scratches out of things really well.
     
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    With a alcohol based cleaning product
     
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    lol i MIGHT give that a try... have you tried that on your DS? [​IMG]
     
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    I tried getting the scratches off on the top but it didn't work. For the inside I do not now [​IMG] . A warning though my DS smelled like toothpaste for a week [​IMG] . Its worth a shot(cover up the speaker holes with something before you clean with anything BTW)
     
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    I used white spirit / paint stripper to clean my ds. It evaporates so no need to worry about it getting wet and it cleans very good. smell goes in 24 hours.
     
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    i think im going to take apart the DS to clean it as im going to need to anyway to change the screen. would be a safer option [​IMG]
     
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    use those face wipes you get from KFC and stuff
     
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    not tuff enough id imagine. most of the colour has been removed. its just a light colour now.
     
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    Was that toothpaste [​IMG] [​IMG] Like i said white spirit / paint stripper. It will not damage it i have done it to get the yellow stains off my white ds. Put a bit on a rag and rub. If it is a wax crayon it will dissolve the oils and the wax will just rub off.
     
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    In that case, why not get replacement cases?
     
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    yeah i am going to get replacement case. probably a clear Shock! one. but i want to clean this one as best as i can because im thinking of doing a white/black mod on my other DS [​IMG]
     
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    That's... probably the most bizarre repair question I've ever seen on here [​IMG] The internet recommends a damp cloth with a little baking soda or WD-40 to get crayon off of walls, wonder if that would damage the DS's plastic though...?

    Edit: Lee79: I'm just bouncing around another idea, I didn't say I'd ignored you [​IMG]
     
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    will do! hopefully the colours fall off the DS [​IMG]
     
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    use the white for the outside then:P
     
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    i still wna clean it for future uses. in case the shock case breaks. heard that they can be dodgey. sigh $50 aus for the cheapest shock case [​IMG]
     
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    Well, if you really are determined to clean the case, Turpentine may be your best bet. Its the best solvent I know, but it may erode your case. Don't go with thinner though, that will definitely erode your case
     
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    i think i might just spray paint the inside now actually. thats if its not too hard to get the colour off..
     
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    Actually, your BEST bet would be to use nail polish remover, it looks like marker. Nail polish remover will take it right off.