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05-17-2007, 09:52 AM
How do you get out an ink pen stain? Someone marked my white upholstery with a blue ink pen the other day and I can't get it out. Iíve tried several cleaning products but nothing is getting it out.

05-17-2007, 10:19 AM
I have an blue ink stain on one of my seats from when I bought the boat. I have tried everything short of bleach.

05-17-2007, 10:27 AM

05-17-2007, 10:28 AM
try using a deluted solution of acetone and water! i know it sounds to harsh but i have use it on my 01 xstar to get a number of stains out,
it has not harmed my upholstery at all !!!

05-17-2007, 11:08 AM
I have used a product call Carbona to get various stains to include grease out of clothing. They make a specific one for ink. Another possible option I have heard of is hairspray. Good Luck!

betsy&david Harrison
05-17-2007, 11:12 AM
Tried hairspray? It gets it out of clothes

05-17-2007, 01:19 PM
Have you tried the magic eraser??

05-17-2007, 01:22 PM
Have you tried the magic eraser??

Got out everything except the ink.

05-17-2007, 02:39 PM
Got out everything except the ink.
I would have thought the magic eraser would have worked. the magic eraser works on just about everything. Wish I knew what was in it.

05-17-2007, 03:49 PM
maybe Goo Gone? those acidic cleaners are tough on all kinds of stuff

betsy&david Harrison
05-17-2007, 03:55 PM
Boys!! You must listen to me on this...hairspray works on ink...go try it.

05-17-2007, 04:19 PM
I operate a largeformal wear rental operation here in Montreal, Canada and part of the process is cleaning garments after sometimes wild parties:eek: I just asked our guru about it and here is his answer, maybe a bit hard to put in application but here it is:

He first apply a saline solution (salted water) on the stain, let it rest for 1 minute and then uses a special product called "NCP Jinx Ink" and then wash or dry cleans. In your case you should rince well with a liitle mild soap, NO HEAT.
This product is an industrial chemical sold to dry cleaners. Your local dry cleaner might have a bottle you can borrow. I can't unfortunately help you and ship you a sample of this product as is is dangerous good...
Brand: NCP
Name: Jinx Ink
manufacturer: Neuhaus Chemical Products Inc. 5727 Mobud, San Antonio, Texas, USA 78238 (202) 684-2411
bottle says it contains isopropyl acetate

I hope this information will help

Good luck

05-17-2007, 04:52 PM
I would have thought the magic eraser would have worked. the magic eraser works on just about everything. Wish I knew what was in it.
There really isn't anything in the magic eraser, the way that I understand it, it is just some sort of abrasive material in a sponge vehicle. In other words, it is more like the finest sandpaper or steel wool that you can find, but doesn't leave the residue or anything else behind so you can use it on multiple surfaces.