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Battle Mat Ghosts

I have a few Chessex battle mats. I've found that in hotter weather if you dont wipe the wet erase off the same night, when you do wipe it off it leaves "ghosts" of what you've written. Anyone else experienced this, any fixes.
 

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You can try daubing them with a weak solution of household bleach and water (diluted 10:1), then rinsing them after a couple of minutes. I've had good luck with that in the past.
I'll try that. We usually use spray bottles of Fantasik, Lysol and 409 to clean them so it may be something in them thats causing that.
 








A Mr Clean Magic Eraser will also take off "ghost" lines from a Chessex map.

Unfortunately it will also take off the ACTUAL lines on the map. So again, try a small spot first.
 

A Mr Clean Magic Eraser will also take off "ghost" lines from a Chessex map.

Unfortunately it will also take off the ACTUAL lines on the map. So again, try a small spot first.
I had a friend who worked at a sponge factory and used to bring me boxes of Mr Clean Magic erasers. As I said Im going to try the suggestions but I think these lines are now one with the mats. Hopefully I get lucky.
 

aco175

Legend
Think beer would work better...trust me, Ive used the latter. Spic and Span depending on the scum youre looking to get rid of.
We all know what takes care of this kind of scum.
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Tried the 1:10 bleach mix and it didn't do much of anything. I was reading on one mat on Amazon as I was looking for other options than Chessex and they specifically recommended cleaning them no later than 3 or 4 hours after applying the wet erase markers.
 



CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Might try some of this.

Years ago, someone accidentally drew a river on one of my Chessex mats using permanent markers. Oops.
At least it was just a river. One of my players likes to absent-mindedly doodle on the battlemat while we are playing, and he drew...well, suffice to say, it was a very well-endowed river.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Blue something or the other. Right across the center of the map. It took us most of 2 sessions to complete the scenario in question, so by the time we figured it out, the ink was well and truly dried.
 


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