ink stain on vinyl

SpyderwebSpyderweb Syracuse, NYPosts: 222Member ✭✭
Ball point pen from granddaughter caught the side of vinyl seat in cockpit the other day.  Tried Simple Green, Spray 9 and Magic Eraser.  None of these touched it.  I've read to try rubbing alcohol on vinyl, but I'm a bit concerned of alcohol affecting the vinyl.  Any ideas or experience with this?

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  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,295Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tough one, you may have to have air brushed to cover the stain ... discuss with a vinyl repair person.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • GMSLITHOGMSLITHO Greenwood Lake NY Posts: 768Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 22
    You can try goog gone they sell it in the paint department or I’ve had great results with McGuire degreaser with a magic eraser ,someone on the site here recommended it ,seems I could only get it on line but it’s my go to cleaner now 
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 4,214Moderator mod
    Try letting the sun bleaching it out. I had the same thing a few years ago. I tried everything but nothing worked. Left the boat uncovered for a few days then noticed that the ink stain was gone. 
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,295Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    raybo3 said:
    Try letting the sun bleaching it out. I had the same thing a few years ago. I tried everything but nothing worked. Left the boat uncovered for a few days then noticed that the ink stain was gone. 

    This is true.  We actually had someone's wet denim jeans stain one of our seats blue ... I couldn't get it out, but after about 3 weeks, sun got rid of it completely.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • SpyderwebSpyderweb Syracuse, NYPosts: 222Member ✭✭
    Here's bad news.  Found this on docksidecanvas.com website regarding care of vinyl. 

    "Note: Nothing will clean Sharpie marker and ink stains off of vinyl boat seats and upholstery. When the ink penetrates into the vinyl it cannot be removed. The mark may be dulled in color and become a little bit less noticeable by using a solvent but the solvent will permanently damage the vinyl in the process. The only way to fix it is to replace the affected panel in the upholstery."

    I guess I should ban pens from the boat and hope for the sun and time to do its thing.
  • PickleRickPickleRick Posts: 257Member ✭✭
    Being a parent is all it takes to come to terms with the fact wild animals sometimes eat their young. I'm not saying it's right, id never eat my kid but it does make sense.   
  • SpyderwebSpyderweb Syracuse, NYPosts: 222Member ✭✭
    Got back from boat yesterday.  Both my wife and I felt the ink mark had already faded some. Still tried rubbing alcohol and a miracle product we've used on various household stains called Grandma's Secret Spot Remover.  Neither one had any effect.  We're going to step back now and let the sun and time do it's thing.
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,295Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Spyderweb said:
    Here's bad news.  Found this on docksidecanvas.com website regarding care of vinyl. 

    "Note: Nothing will clean Sharpie marker and ink stains off of vinyl boat seats and upholstery. When the ink penetrates into the vinyl it cannot be removed. The mark may be dulled in color and become a little bit less noticeable by using a solvent but the solvent will permanently damage the vinyl in the process. The only way to fix it is to replace the affected panel in the upholstery."

    I guess I should ban pens from the boat and hope for the sun and time to do its thing.
    You can have it sprayed. Call a vinyl repair guy, they do incredible work. 

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • SpyderwebSpyderweb Syracuse, NYPosts: 222Member ✭✭
    While up on the boat the other day I happened to check on the ink mark.  Happy to report it is completely gone.  The sun did the trick. Took 21 days.
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 4,214Moderator mod
    Ha ha told you......lol Glad its gone
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • walleyrwalleyr Posts: 31Member
    Had success using Amodex.

  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,295Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nothing beats the sun for bleaching stuff.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,000Member ✭✭✭✭
    MarkB said:
    Nothing beats the sun for bleaching stuff.
    Yep. Tops, decks, paint, your hair...
    ..
    "Knot Quite Shore" - 2000 FV270
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