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Ink Stain removal?

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by azvrod, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. azvrod

    azvrod

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    Hi there, anybody have a miracle cure for removing ink stains from the plastic/vinyl dash? I accidentally made a small mark with a permanent marker on my dash, and Ill be damned if it doesnt appear to be permament :doh: ! Ive tried Goof-Off, several leather and vinyl cleaners and it just seemed to smear it and dull it, now it just looks like a grease stain, but its one of those things thats going to drive me crazy. Any suggestions?

    Kevin
     
  2. extremetoy1

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    beleive it or not hair spray will remove it out of cloth...maybe try it?
     
  3. The Ox

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    did you try isopropyl alcohol?
     
  4. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    I know brake cleaner takes it off some plastic boxes I use, without damage. Do NOT try this on a dash without a trial first someplace hidden and then at your own risk anyway.... :)
     
  5. azvrod

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    Tried the alcohol, didnt work. Ill try the hairspray and brake cleaner, Thanks!
     
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    Acetone will generally remove magic markers, but it might dissolve plastic, too. Again, test on an inconspicuous area.
     
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    I've used this product successfully on a leather couch. I was able to remove a 4 inch ink mark. It takes patience as the ink lifter works slowly. Afterward I used the leather conditioner from the same company to re-condition the leather where the ink stain was. The ink lifter leaves a dull area after use. I was very happy with the results. However I am not sure if it will work on a dash.

    http://www.leatherworldtech.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=LMIK08
     
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    I keep a jug of this at home & it works on almost anything, including permanent marker. The stuff is amazing & it's non-toxic & is safe to use on anything that's safe to wipe with water.

    http://www.bluegoldcleaners.com/cleaner.htm

    Last time I bought some it was $18 for a 1-gal jug and dilutes 1 part solution/8 parts water for general cleaning. For ink, I use it full strength with a damp washcloth. Their 1-800 should direct you to a local dealer.