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Thursday December 11, 2003
11:15 AM

How to clean magic marker

[ #16287 ]

Well, I haven't written here in a while mainly because I haven't had much to say. So at least I'll pass along a household tip.

Last night my car got vandalized: someone drew a swastika on the hood with what looked like magic marker. (I have no idea why: it's a Lexus, not like a Hummer or a Ferrari or something.) I tried removing it with water and 409, but to no avail.

I looked up the Sharpie FAQs, but found nothing. So I called their 800 number, and the person suggested using alcohol. I put a little isopropyl alcohol on a cloth, and the ink came off beautifully. Not a mark remains, and the car's finish is OK.

Still, I'd like to get my hands on the person who did it. Grrr...

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  • As a parallel tip, let me note this winner. If someone takes a permanent marker to a dry-erase whiteboard (usually accidentally, and yes, I've done it), it's actually quite simple to remove.

    Just take one of the dry-erase markers, and overwrite the area that was damaged by the permanent marker, four or five times. Then erase with the normal dry-erase eraser. Comes right off! Doesn't matter if the permanent mark has been there for months: it still works.

    I was amazed that it would work, since the dry-e

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