So anyway, I cracked open an Etch-a-Sketch and got aluminium powder all over my desk. Can anyone help?

When the top half of the case finally snapped off, a cloud of fine aluminium powder was ejected over a large area of my desk. I'd like to clean it up soon, (read: before my Dad gets back), but I can't figure out how to get it off. A light brush from a paper towel smudged it into a nice shiny streak, and blowing doesn't get near enough of the particles off. Would water help or make things worse? Anybody else have experience with this?

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We did this today- ugh what a mess. We used wet wipes to clean up, seemed to work. :)

Chicken22098 years ago
dust buster
sorry didnt see the date, but i didnt bump *cough*domindude
a magnet?
is aluminum magnetic?
Weiss, Im surprised you didn't know that.
Chemistry has always confused me. Too many facts to keep straight.
Iron, of course, you know that, Nickel, think coinage, Cobalt, like the Five gum.

Those are all (ferro-)magnetic at room temp. (I)RON, (N)ICKEL, (C)OBALT,


Remember, Magnetism INC.
Yay phonetic acronyms!
Don't they use magnets to detect counterfeit coins? Are nickels even made out of nickel any more?
tinglystix (author)  Weissensteinburg10 years ago
No, aluminium is not magnetic.
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