We recently read a discussion thread from an RVer who had inadvertently covered his RV with a tarp for the winter. When he uncovered it in the spring he discovered dark marks on the fiberglass sides of his camper which he thought was from the tarp rubbing on it. He had tried several things to get the marks off but nothing had done the trick so far.
That’s when we saw Magic Eraser popping up in multiple responses. The product is made of melamine foam and also sells under the name of Easy Eraser Pad. It’s actually been around for a long time but was originally used as an insulator against noise, heat, and cold.
It feels a lot like a regular sponge but it’s made in such a way that its microstructure is very durable. Much like fine sandpaper. It somehow can still be a sponge and you do have to wet it in order to use it, but that is where the similarities end.
The hardness of the microstructure will erase stains from all of your camping gear, and excess dirt will be pulled into its open-cell, spongy structure. Try it on black heal marks, charcoal stains, grass stains, just about anything you might run into during your camping trip and you will probably begin to see why they call it magic.
Be careful though, and test a small section before you jump all in. It can scratch soft surfaces such as paint or anything highly polished. The Magic Eraser will wear out quickly. It will disappear as you work, much like a pencil eraser, so, depending on the size of cleaning job you have, make sure you have enough of them to finish the job.
You can keep your camping equipment looking fresh for years once you strip away the dirt it attracts when in use.