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How do I fix this?

Postby cody6268 » Sat May 31, 2014 1:52 am

Recently, I purchased a No. 6 Ford F-100 Pickup. It has some kind of stain on the front, possibly marker.

How do I get this gunk off without ruining it?
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Re: How do I fix this?

Postby fixer » Sat May 31, 2014 6:25 am

Try a cotton bud with methylated spirit, shouldn't do any damage
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Re: How do I fix this?

Postby Idris » Sat May 31, 2014 9:30 am

The problem is that solvent-based marker ink often gets into the plastic rather than just sitting on the surface. (Whether it does or not depends on the combination of the plastic and the solvent used.) A mild solvent is always worth trying but, even if it comes off, I think you'll probably always see a shadow.
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Re: How do I fix this?

Postby johnboy » Sat May 31, 2014 11:31 am

Idris wrote:The problem is that solvent-based marker ink often gets into the plastic rather than just sitting on the surface. (Whether it does or not depends on the combination of the plastic and the solvent used.) A mild solvent is always worth trying but, even if it comes off, I think you'll probably always see a shadow.


Cleaning plastics can be frustrating because of the variables involved and there are solvents and spirits that may work to different degrees but before trying anything harsh that may make things worse, I usually try something gentle first like warm soapy water and a cotton bud or wet wipes (baby style). I'm sure Tinman will be able to advise better than me but I've also had some luck with things like cif, Fairy Powerspray, wd-40, toothpaste, hairspray, etc. But I think with me it's more luck than judgement :D
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Re: How do I fix this?

Postby SMS88 » Sat May 31, 2014 11:48 am

If its nail varnish only acetone will dissolve it but that destroys plastic although soaking the car in hot water for 10 minutes should enable a finger nail to scrape nail varnish off plastic.If its lipstick then a good degreaser will remove it
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Re: How do I fix this?

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sat May 31, 2014 9:39 pm

johnboy wrote:
Idris wrote:The problem is that solvent-based marker ink often gets into the plastic rather than just sitting on the surface. (Whether it does or not depends on the combination of the plastic and the solvent used.) A mild solvent is always worth trying but, even if it comes off, I think you'll probably always see a shadow.


Cleaning plastics can be frustrating because of the variables involved and there are solvents and spirits that may work to different degrees but before trying anything harsh that may make things worse, I usually try something gentle first like warm soapy water and a cotton bud or wet wipes (baby style). I'm sure Tinman will be able to advise better than me but I've also had some luck with things like cif, Fairy Powerspray, wd-40, toothpaste, hairspray, etc. But I think with me it's more luck than judgement :D


I keep all the same stuff in my Handbag as well Johnboy...

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Re: How do I fix this?

Postby johnboy » Sat May 31, 2014 9:49 pm

GHOSTHUNTER wrote:
johnboy wrote:
Idris wrote:The problem is that solvent-based marker ink often gets into the plastic rather than just sitting on the surface. (Whether it does or not depends on the combination of the plastic and the solvent used.) A mild solvent is always worth trying but, even if it comes off, I think you'll probably always see a shadow.


Cleaning plastics can be frustrating because of the variables involved and there are solvents and spirits that may work to different degrees but before trying anything harsh that may make things worse, I usually try something gentle first like warm soapy water and a cotton bud or wet wipes (baby style). I'm sure Tinman will be able to advise better than me but I've also had some luck with things like cif, Fairy Powerspray, wd-40, toothpaste, hairspray, etc. But I think with me it's more luck than judgement :D


I keep all the same stuff in my Handbag as well Johnboy...

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:lol: Manbag, not handbag :lol:
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Re: How do I fix this?

Postby motorman » Sat May 31, 2014 11:32 pm

Johnybag?? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How do I fix this?

Postby AJR » Wed May 18, 2016 1:50 pm

MER car polish is good.
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