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Old 03-31-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
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Smile Removing ballpoint ink stains on Escape wall

While writing on my dinette table, sometimes I have unwittingly made some ballpoint ink marks on the soft wall next to the table. I've tried to remove those marks with all sorts of liquids: SoftSrub, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, Comet, bar soap -- the marks partially get removed but not fully. Any suggestions? I thought I'd try laundry stain remover....

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Old 04-01-2014, 07:14 AM   #2
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Rubbing alcohol should dissolve the ink.
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Old 04-01-2014, 07:55 AM   #3
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I have used this company to dye a leather couch. Sent them a sample and they matched the color perfectly. I haven't used the ink remover but if works like the other products you will be in good shape.

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Old 04-01-2014, 11:26 AM   #4
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Two ideas: 1. Call ETI. 2. Try any solvent such as acetone or toluene on a very hidden spot inside a cabinet corner (or elsewhere) where a booboo would not be observed. Be careful that whatever you utilize won't melt or disfigure the liner. Good luck.
I haven't dealt with that one yet in mine, but someone else may have.
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There's also a product called Goof-Off that works well on a number of stains, although it was designed for fairly fresh paint.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:33 AM   #6
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Old trick to remove ballpoint stains from fabric that I know works ... hair spray. It may work on the wall and shouldn't harm it. (Makes one wonder what our lungs look like after years of using it ... )
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Toothpaste also works on fabrics - easy to try!
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There's also a product called Goof-Off that works well on a number of stains, although it was designed for fairly fresh paint.
Goof-Off works great on removing a lot of things. Be very carefull with it though as it does tend to melt some plastics, not sure about the Escape vinyl. As Sandra L mentioned, try it somewhere where it does not show. The original stuff is very, very smelly so will have to ventilate well after using. They did come out with a more environmentally friendly version which I feel does not work as well and leaves an oily like finish to clean off afterwards.

The toothpaste option I have used on cleaning hard to remove scuff marks on floors and it works great for that. It also smells way better than Goof-Off!
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