Remove Expo Dry Erase marker from car


Old 09-16-16, 09:43 AM
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Remove Expo Dry Erase marker from car

My son decided my car would be much cooler if it was a police car, and used an expo marker to draw on the car. The 2x4 on the roof was an extra touch to look like a police light bar.

I've tried my favorite ink removers: acetone, rubbing alcohol, gasoline, and full strength bleach. In some cases the ink came out 100%, but mostly the faint lines are still visible.

Anyone have a removal trick for me?!

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Old 09-16-16, 12:30 PM
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I would think those solvents would be stronger but there is dry erase board cleaner. If nothing else, I would think it would be harmless to the paint so you could let it sit a few minutes before wiping.

After that, I'm into polishing compound....
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Try something with ammonia...pretty sure that's what's in the dry erase board cleaners. And a maintenance guy at the place I used to work said he used barkeepers friend as a last resort to rejuvenate white boards that were badly stained. But I would test that in an inconspicuous area first.
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Thanks- i'll try the ammonia idea. I'm pretty sure that whiteboard spray stuff is mostly rubbing alcohol, but i'll try that too!
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Dry erase markers are water based.

I've used a mixture of rubbing alcohol and lighter fluid to remove it.
Old 09-17-16, 05:14 AM
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Have you tried WD-40. It removes ink marks pretty good and won't affect the paint. Of course pictures will help, and will give a certain entertainment value to us
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