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I'm livid. Pen marks on seats.

 
Old 06-26-2008, 05:19 AM
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Angry I'm livid. Pen marks on seats.

I sometimes have to give colleagues a lift when visiting clients. Yesterday I noticed some red marks made on the passenger seats. It looks like somebody had a red pen in their trouser pockets which poked out and made 4 separate marks on the seats. I wished the pen would have poked into their f****g a**s instead. That would have tought them where to keep their f****g pens. I think I should give whoever is stepping into my car, a full body search beforehand.

Anyways, I've tried to clean the marks with soapy water, and it made little impact. I've got MBTex by the way. Any suggestions of what product or ways to get rid of those hideous pen marks. And oh, I have beige interior.

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Old 06-26-2008, 05:57 AM
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dare i say tide pen? don't take that to the bank though i suggest you get another opinion...
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I sometimes have to give colleagues a lift when visiting clients. Yesterday I noticed some red marks made on the passenger seats. It looks like somebody had a red pen in their trouser pockets which poked out and made 4 separate marks on the seats. I wished the pen would have poked into their f****g a**s instead. That would have tought them where to keep their f****g pens. I think I should give whoever is stepping into my car, a full body search beforehand.

Anyways, I've tried to clean the marks with soapy water, and it made little impact. I've got MBTex by the way. Any suggestions of what product or ways to get rid of those hideous pen marks. And oh, I have beige interior.
Try a little metholated (alcohol) spirits on a small section first. It should dissolve it.
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try meguiars quik out. i don't know if it will take out the pen mark, but it sure as hell works on my carpet and other stains on my interior.
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I would also say alcohol (not Jack Daniels ). Put a Very Small amount on a cotton swab (squeeze it to remove excess). Then wipe with a towel with soap and water (wring it out before using so you don't soak the seat). This is how I removed pen marks from the Leather interior in my week old Avalanche when I first bought it. I could have killed them for it (they were lucky it came out).
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Thanks guys. I'll give the alcohol swab treatment a go.
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NO!
If it has acetone it could destroy the material or at very least turn it white.
NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!
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Use CAT pee.. it helps
Refresh my chemistry, please... what is the active ingredient, ammonia?

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it'd be easier to just go out to your garage at night when no one's looking and just go at it yourself.
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You sick [email protected]@rd!
Stop extracting urine from your cat- its not a good thing
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:18 PM
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I don't have alcohol to hand - would aftershave do instead??
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Why not stay on the safe side of things and hit up Walmart or Autozone and pick up some leather cleaner. Yes its MBTex but I use leather cleaner on mine and have so in many of my Benz's for years without any harm done. Don't risk taking the dye out of the material with these other ideas.
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Why not stay on the safe side of things and hit up Walmart or Autozone and pick up some leather cleaner. Yes its MBTex but I use leather cleaner on mine and have so in many of my Benz's for years without any harm done. Don't risk taking the dye out of the material with these other ideas.
Makes sense I guess. Not sure though if these products are too mild to remove pen marks. I'll give it a try nonetheless. Cheers.
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I don't have alcohol to hand - would aftershave do instead??
I wouldn't try it. Too many other chemicals in that. I personally used a cotton swab lightly dipped in Rubbing alcohol to get an ink mark of both my leather interior AND my MB TEX. No damage to either one. It sightly removed the shine off the surface but when you rub you fingers across it- the natural oils from your skin will blend it in. I am also basing this on my experience with approximately 1" worth of ink mark. If its something crazy like a puddle of exploded ink- I wouldn't know where to start.
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.... I am also basing this on my experience with approximately 1" worth of ink mark. If its something crazy like a puddle of exploded ink- I wouldn't know where to start.
That's easy. You'd start at the upholstery shop.
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NO!
If it has acetone it could destroy the material or at very least turn it white.
NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!
OKKKKKKKKKKK

I personally use the non-acetone type, but I honestly would have no idea how it would work on car seats. It does wonders removing ink from the inside of a dryer...
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Dont mess with your seats buddy, Take your car to a detail shop!!!!
If you put something on your seats and the color runs, you will be sooooo pissed. I used to detail cars and there are plenty of chemicals that may do the trick with out your color bleeding.

Or other wise try some red wine.( just kiddin of course )
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That's what I've used for years to take ink marks out of my shirts. It doesn't damage cotton.
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That's what I've used for years to take ink marks out of my shirts. It doesn't damage cotton.
It works because of the alcohol in it. The only problem using it in the car is you can't throw your seat in the washing machine to get the sticky residue off.
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??for what you can do yourself?
Wd40 or Goof Off.A small bit on a clean cloth rubbed in the direction of the pen mark,rub lightly till removed.Bigger stain or smudge a moist mr.clean eraser sponge.
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if in doubt of how easily it removes ink,take a pen put a line of ink under the corner of the seat and in an unseen spot let it dry and use either of the above products.

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