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Best way to get Sharpie marker of old paint

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by banjorear, May 14, 2013.

  1. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,627

    from ruskin, fl

    Mineral spirits,every time.
  2. Just did a test

    Alcohol takes it off!
  3. 46Chief
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 162


  4. banjorear
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 3,842


    Alcohol took most of it off, but not all. There is a still a "ghost" mark. Since I didn't notice it for a few days, I think it bleed or got soaked into the old paint.

    Maybe I'll just configure the planned house-paint numbers on the way in such a way it will cover the left over stain.

    I'm not angry about it, really just wanted to try to remove it if I could. I did give him the talk about wrecking other people's stuff and how we should never do something like that again.

    He's a good kid, just has a crazy wild imagination and gets lost in his imaginary play sometimes. (which is a good thing)
  5. S_Mazza
    Joined: Apr 27, 2011
    Posts: 363


    You still can remove it. It's just you can't remove it without also removing some of the paint you want to keep.

    It sounds like it won't hold your project up, so that's good.
  6. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    Give him a red marker and show him how flames look.
    My daughter was finger painting and got the idea that my van needed a touch. I had 2 hand prints on the back when I came around the corner. She cried and I gave her "the talk", Then I told her to even it up and go all around the van. I still see em, and the guilt is funny now when I point it out to her. Some times she beats me to it.
    That was twenty years ago. Rich, aint allways dollars man.
  7. Normbc9
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,123


    I use Mineral Spirits applied gently with an old face clothe (Turkish Towel type material) and then wash it off with a dish soap and warm water applied with a soft cloth.
    It has worked for me. Don't leave it more than 30 seconds either.
  8. Ditto That !!! Goo Gone is great for removing almost anything unwanted.
  9. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,703


  10. banjorear
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 3,842


    End Result: Goof Off worked like a charm. Alcohol lightened it, but didn't remove it. Goof Off took it right off with minimal effort or scrubbing needed.
  11. chop32
    Joined: Oct 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,077


    Not sure what's in Goof Off, but it worked great for me also. Like I said earlier, my 44 year old lacquer bounced right back with just a little paste wax!

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  12. Graffiti32
    Joined: Oct 9, 2005
    Posts: 392

    from Illinois

    As odd as it sounds Aqua Net hair spray! and it works. My Mom taught me this after I drew on a table as a child. I have never forgot.
  13. BaBa
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 97


    Too bad. In about 15 years you could have guilted your kid into a rebuild.:p

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