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How to Remove Pen Marks From Car Leather

macro picture of a ball - point pen on the  leather
Photograph by AGphotographer - Fotolia

Photograph by AGphotographer - Fotolia


Step 1

Spray the ink spot with hairspray. Let it sit for about a minute, but do not let it dry. Rub it with a paper towel. If the spot doesn't come out, wet it again with hairspray and add a drop of clear detergent. Rub with your fingers and rinse with water.

Step 2

Remove the stain with rubbing alcohol if hairspray does not work. Apply the alcohol and rub the stain with a cotton swab, then follow with a clean, damp microfiber cloth. Repeat the process with a clean cotton swab.

Step 3

Lift deeper-set ink stains with nail polish remover. Apply a small amount onto the stain with a cotton swab. Rub it gently and blot it with a clean, damp cloth. Repeat the process with a clean cotton swab.

Step 4

Apply aerosol brake parts cleaner to deep ink stains. Use this strong solvent with caution, and do not use brake parts cleaner that foams. Place a small amount on a cotton swab and rub the stain. Blot with a clean cloth.

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