Bastard kid got permanent purple marker on my leather seat..

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  1. ethyl

    ethyl R-CH2-CH3

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    I've tried Goo Gone, Meguires cleaner... Any suggestions on how to get it off? :wtc: :mad: The kid is still alive if that makes any difference.
     
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    ethyl R-CH2-CH3

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    :( There's gotta be something I can do to cover it up or get rid of it.
     
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    Have you tried the Mr Clean eraser? That thing works magic. It might be worth a shot.
     
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    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    ethyl R-CH2-CH3

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    :o Honestly never heard of it. I'll have to get it and try... is it leather safe?
     
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    ethyl R-CH2-CH3

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    Called up my grandparents down the road... borrowed their Mr Clean eraser and scrubbed for a good half an hour. No good. I'm considering getting some nail polish remover (dilluted acetone) and put it on a q-tip... but I don't want to lose the dye. :(
     
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    My gauess try bleaching out just the permanent purple marker and finding the right color of die for your seats. Check your car's dealer to see if they carry or can get the same color die? but things you got to know is that you can die light color to darker but you can't die darker to lighter, first you have to bleach to lighter.
    One more thing after you bleach you have to get rid of the bleach by rincing out with a rag. wait a min you can look up leather dieing on a seach enging :)
     
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    I have a light sand/beige leather... if I get the spare time I'll probably buy some dye from the dealer or some online leather store I guess. The purple is now embedded in the tiny crevices of the leather so if I can get some dye in there I'll be happy. I have no idea if there's any prep process for dying leather so I'll have to read into it. :(

    I hate kids.
     
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    Permanent marker is extremely tough to remove from leather. I've removed pen ink from leather with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Takes a little pressure but pen ink isn't nearly as durable as permanent markers.

    The problem you will run into is that anything strong enough to remove it will likely damage the leather. Dip into the kid's college fund for a reskinned seat.
     
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    ethyl R-CH2-CH3

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    :bigthumb: I'll keep on scrubbing with the Eraser until either the marker or dye starts to come off.. whichever comes first. Definitely getting it professionally replaced if all else fails.
     
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    Kill the kid and it will magically disappear.
     
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    CalSpeedRacer i lurk

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    spinneybeck makes an ink remover for leather:dunno:
     
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    leatherique has a kit with dyes that you can use to redo worn and cracked seats. If you end up bleaching the marker they may have a dye that matches your seat. leatherique.com
     
  14. thanh523

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    what about hairspray? i know that i can sometimes take off permanent marker off of some materials, but i'm not sure about leather... and i'm not sure about the damage that it might do to the leather itself...
     

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