Removing Permanent Ink (Sharpie) from Plastic

While it's never easy to remove permanent marker, there are some things you can try. This is a guide about removing permanent marker from plastic.
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September 15, 2010 Flag

How can you remove Sharpie permanent markers stains from plastic headlamp lenses?

By Jeremy from Richmond, VA

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

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ordinary every day nail polish remover will take it right off. Just put some on a tissue or cotton ball and saturate the cloth. Make sure you rinse that headlight off after removing the magic marker, I dont know if nail polish remover causes damage to a plastic headlight after long term exposure.

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

I wouldn't use nail polish remover on plastic.I'd try something like WD40.

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

I would try rubbing alchohol first. Do a "test" on a corner to make sure it won't cloud the plastic, but I think it will not.

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September 18, 20100 found this helpful

Try Oops or GooGone.

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September 18, 20100 found this helpful

I have had luck removing Sharpie ink with regular isopropyl alcohol from the grocery store or any drugstore chain. It doesn't harm most surfaces, and usually takes all the ink off.

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August 21, 2007 Flag

How to remove sharpie marker off the back of a TV?

Sakeitha from TX

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August 22, 20070 found this helpful

There is a product at the supermarket called "Magic Eraser" from Mr. Clean. It takes off anything, including Sharpie Marker marks. My son decided to write on several walls with a green sharpie and it all came off with the eraser. Actually I used the store brand which is considereably cheaper. It worked great! Good Luck.

Kim

New Hampshire

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August 22, 20070 found this helpful

Try rubbing alcohol. I've used it to take Sharpie ink off of plastic and glass.

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August 22, 20070 found this helpful

Try aerosol hairspray. Our local "dented and dinged" grocery store marks their prices with sharpies and they have a sign at the registers to use hairspray if you want to remove the price. Worth a try.

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