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94ware
06-26-2010, 06:45 PM
Just wondering if anybody has every tried to remove an autograph from a minihelmet before. And if so how did it go for you?

pw52
06-26-2010, 06:59 PM
I have. Use nail polish remover and it works just fine. As long as it's just 1 auto on a helmet and not a group of autos because as you are wiping the ink does smear until it comes all the way off.

Dabber
06-26-2010, 08:37 PM
Hello,
Goof Off works well also but have a damp cloth to wipe the spot once the ink is gone to take off the chemical residue.
Dabber

olemissfan20
06-26-2010, 08:38 PM
axe body spray works great.

duane1969
06-26-2010, 10:45 PM
If the auto is in Sharpie they actually make a Sharpie remover pen. It isn't made by Sharpie but it works awesome. I think it uses acetone which is nail polish remover so you may try it.

I recommend trying it on a non-visible spot first because I have seen acetone melt certain types of plastic and it also takes off paint, so be careful.

pantherfan82
06-26-2010, 10:53 PM
i had somebody tell me they used the paste type of tooth paste before. never tried it myself though

sportslover77
06-26-2010, 10:55 PM
dont have to answer but just wondering why you would want to take an auto off?

94ware
06-26-2010, 11:08 PM
oh you can ask ha. I went to some training camps awhile back such as the eagles, bills, and giants since I live in New York. And some of the minihelmets I have include players that turned out well and some that didn't. For example, I have a eagles helmet with 25 Scott Ware/27 Quintin Mikell/37 Sean Considine and was thinking about removing considine and ware. Hugh Douglas is also on the mini though and he was a good player for a while.

94ware
06-26-2010, 11:10 PM
Thank You for all the responses. I have had a friend try Goo Gone awhile back but the ink never fully came out thats why I am a bit hesitant.

bobsanders2120
06-27-2010, 12:05 AM
I have hear hairspray but I never tried it myself.

94ware
06-27-2010, 12:47 PM
hmmm interesting suggestions. If you had a minihelmet with 25 Scott Ware/27 Quintin Mikell/37 Sean Considine/53 Hugh Douglas would you try to remove the other 3 autos and keep mikell? or leave it as is?

bobsanders2120
06-27-2010, 01:39 PM
hmmm interesting suggestions. If you had a minihelmet with 25 Scott Ware/27 Quintin Mikell/37 Sean Considine/53 Hugh Douglas would you try to remove the other 3 autos and keep mikell? or leave it as is?

Do you mean Matt Ware? I am an eagles fan and I have never heard of Scott Ware before. I would erase them all except Quintin Mikell.

goodole13
06-27-2010, 01:48 PM
Do you mean Matt Ware? I am an eagles fan and I have never heard of Scott Ware before. I would erase them all except Quintin Mikell.
No, he means Scott Ware, i believe he was a safety from USC. But no, i wouldnt remove any of them.

94ware
06-27-2010, 02:34 PM
Yeah Scott Ware was a player they brought in a few years ago but released quickly.

Jaded
06-27-2010, 02:39 PM
try olive oil on a cloth.. never fails

94ware
06-27-2010, 02:42 PM
you've tried this?

jedijohnson
06-27-2010, 09:17 PM
If you use fingernail polish remover, be very careful.
Don't leave the remover on too long. This plus pressing to hard can actually take the paint off the helmet. Happened to me with a probowl mini helmet.

94ware
06-27-2010, 11:54 PM
hmmm thanks for the advice I think ill take that off the list of using ha. Who did you try to remove from the probowl helmet?

jedijohnson
06-28-2010, 12:22 AM
Couldn't even tell who it was. My son was at an event in Hawaii where some players were. I was there too, but I was waiting in line for food/drinks, he ran around to see if he could get some sigs. He got Rod Smith's auto and some other dude. When I ask who it was, he said he didnt know. Just some really big guy. He later pointed him out to me and I didnt recognize the guy. Not an all-pro, that was certain. My son asked if I could take it off, so we tried. You know the rest.
Still looks okay though. It was a white helmet anyway, so it's hard to tell here the paint came off.

94ware
06-28-2010, 12:25 AM
haha oh at least it makes for a good story. That is funny though, prolly never tried to take off another auto huh.

coltsfan6418
06-28-2010, 12:28 AM
mr. clean magic eraser- works like a charm.

jrlebert
07-04-2010, 03:16 AM
I wouldnt do it!

CRJSr9
07-04-2010, 03:53 AM
goo gone,or mr. clean magic eraser works the best on any mini helmet.