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I'm detailing the Lexus to sell it and have a couple areas of blue ballpoint ink drawn on the light grey leather seat. I have it 50% off but now it's not budging:mad:

Tried:
Tuff stuff
Lexol leather clearner
Magic eraser
Dri wash.

Sure would like to get the rest out before selling it.
 

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I got roofing tar on my gray cloth seat once, not a small amount either, about the size of a silver dollar. Fast Orange took it off with no damage to the material. Might be worth a shot.
 

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I'm detailing the Lexus to sell it and have a couple areas of blue ballpoint ink drawn on the light grey leather seat. I have it 50% off but now it's not budging:mad:

Tried:
Tuff stuff
Lexol leather clearner
Magic eraser
Dri wash.

Sure would like to get the rest out before selling it.
starting fluid (a small amount!!!!)
 

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I drive a truck for a living. I have had success removing stains with ether - or "starting fluid". I would test it on an area that does not show first. I spray it right onto the material and dab it with a cloth. It drys instantly. Do not be smoking when you use it. It has worked great.
 

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I've never been able to completely remove ink from leather. I've gotten the stain to fade slightly but never fully remove it.

Starter fluid on leather?? No way.
 

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These pictures show how ballpoint ink is removed without damages to the coloring.

What do you think?

Roger Koh
Leather Doctor®

#1 An old ballpoint ink stain


#2 Partial removal follows with bleaching


#4 Bleaching close-up


#5 Matching Topcoat


#6 Finished
 
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