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Old 08-17-2019, 04:27 PM
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Sharpie off vinyl - any tips?!?!

Any tips for getting sharpie out?!?!

My daughter did a triathlon this morning and needless to say her body marking are now all over the seat...

To say Iím displeased would be a huge understatement

I tried very lightly hitting it with magic eraser- nothing. I have malco at home and will bust that out when I get home. At this point I just need something to take the edge off as Iím about to blow my top.

To add insult to injury my wife drove all over the grass with the trailer. Not a good start to an outing!!!!
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:30 PM
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I have gad good luck with Simple Green, dry then followed with 303.
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:42 PM
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Best bets are simple green or Totally Awesome cleaner. Beyond that you are looking at some carefully applied rubbing alcohol, bleach or hydrogen peroxide to get the stain out. Can be applied delicately by dipping a Q-Tip into a cap full of cleaner and writing directly over the Sharpie marks with the Q-Tip tip. Don't leave on long and check often for any progress on the stain removal. Afterwards neutralize with water and apply a good vinyl protectant on the cleaned area.
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:58 PM
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Used to have to remove marker all the time at work. On harder surfaces coloring over sharpie with a dry erase marker will lift the sharpie. The dry erase has enough alcohol in it to pull up the sharpie ink. I’d be hesitant to try that trick on vinyl though.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:03 PM
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:10 PM
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Hairspray
Also a good option.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:42 PM
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Thanks everyone!

I used some spray sunscreen, only thing I had in the boat, and that knocked out a bit. Still there though.

My temper has settled a bit am dealing with it!
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:16 PM
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Hairspray... But I'd do a test spot out of sight to make sure it doesn't stain.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:09 PM
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Also a good option.
Yep, I was going to say hairspray as well.
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:43 PM
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Time and sun will help too, so do not get too aggressive. Had a brand new interior in my boat and participated in a charity lake outing event. Kid with a pen got ink on the brand new interior. I used a lot of elbo grease with just vinyl cleaner. Hit is hard ever outing. Took a couple of outings but its totally gone. My point is to give it some time and elbo grease before degrading your vinyl further with a magic eraser.
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