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    Hey, I just got this Dreamcast today, and there's these brown stains on it. Here's a pic of it.

    How do I clean that off?
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    Rubbing Alcohol will probably take that off, I use that for marks such as those.

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    If rubbing alcohol won't work, then use Goo Gone, that should take are of it easily.

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    I already tried both of those prior to posting this. It's not just some dried fluid. It looks to have stained into the plastic.
    <EDIT> Oh yeah, I tried a pencil eraser too.
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    Try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser next.
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    Magic Erasers!! I cleaned the scuffs up on my duo-r with one. Worked perfectly

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    I heard that stuff was abrasive, and actually removes the finish from things.
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    That looks pretty set in, I doubt even a magic eraser would work. Problem is if you try too hard you'll leave a ugly worn spot from abrasion. You could try to dab some whiteout or something over it the spots, probably wouldn't look very good though.

    If nothing works at least non-working Dreamcasts are plentiful and cheap so you could just swap the top half of the shell pretty easily.

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    If it's that hopeless, I might as well try to bleach it.
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    did u try gasoline....sounds crazy but it works on a lot of stains that wont come off of things..

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    I was wondering if you tried some kind of all-purpose surface cleaner? For example I've been successful with Windex Antibacterial Multi-Surface cleaner on some occasions, maybe you'll get lucky with something like that in this case. In fact that is the very thing I used on my SNES that was donated to me to clean it up, it helped a lot.

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    Try using a bleach pen.

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    Hmm, you may need to try the stronger stuff like Retrobrite. If that is paint, you may try paint remover though you should use a Q-tip and work with it slowly. Last thing to do which may be the easiest is to paint the thing.

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