Little Tikes toys are known for their durability and their promotion of active and imaginative play. The company manufactures ride-on toys, slides, activity gyms, play trucks and juvenile furniture. These plastic toys are meant to be played with and can be scratched as kids put them to the test. Repair the scratches with the help of cleaning products and effort.
Advice from Little Tikes
The Little Tikes Company advises consumers to clean their plastic products using hot water and a detergent with a soft bristled brush. Little Tikes does not recommend a specific cleaning product. You can help preserve your plastic toys by periodically cleaning them, the company recommends.
Oops, a water-based cleaning spray made by Homax Products, removes scratches, scuff marks and crayon marks from most thick plastic toys. If the mark is deep, use steel wool first to smooth the surface, advises Melonie Winsett, organizer of the Re-Runs for Wee Ones consignment sale in Hamilton, Alabama. .
Detail your red and yellow Little Tikes Cozy Coupe car, and other plastic toys, with the same product that you use to make your family car shine: Armor All. This multi-purpose cleaner was developed for use on automobiles, so first test it in a small, hidden area. Avoid using Armor All in areas that feet touch, like pedals or steps, because in addition to removing scratches and making toys shine, the cleaning product can make surfaces slippery. Wipe off any excess spray.
If you are unable to remove the scratches, you can consider replacing parts of the toy to make the product look brand new again. Replacement parts for Little Tikes toys are only available from the manufacturer. The company's website features a replacement parts section (see Resources). Little Tikes advises that if you do not see the part you need for your product on the website, it likely is no longer available.