social

Removing Ink from Rubber?

March 26, 2022

How to remove pen ink from the rubber sole of shoes if the area isn't smooth?


Advertisement

Answers


Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
March 27, 20220 found this helpful
Best Answer

I sometimes teach eBay classes and people are always looking for a way to remove the 'price' marks that many thrift stores place on the soles of new/used shoes.
But there are many reasons for wanting to remove ink marker spots/stains.

In your case where the ink stain is on the soles of shoes, there are several ways you can try but the following is what I always try first:
For DIY I use nail polish remover and a dryer sheet:
you can use cotton balls or q-tips to rub the nail polish remover on the sharpie stain and then rub it with a dryer sheet that has been wet with polish remover.
This will usually remove the stain but sometimes permanent ink stains can be difficult to remove.

If this method doesn't work or you just want to try something else then it may be best to use Goo Gone. Goo Gone can be messy so start with a small amount or use the spray bottle. Cover the stain and wait 10-30 minutes to give the Goo Gone time to soak in. You may need to add more Goo Gone as this needs to stay slightly moist during the 'waiting' period.

Advertisement


Wipe off the Goo Gone with disposable cloths and then carefully rinse with water or soap & water. Try to remove all of the product.
This method may also take several 'cleanings' to remove all of the stains.

I always recommend these two links to anyone trying to remove ink spots/stains.
You will find the instructions on removing ink from shoe soles at about the middle of the article.
resellingrevealed.com/.../
resellingrevealed.com/.../

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

More Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

January 25, 2013

How do I remove an ink stain on rubber sole of a shoe?

By Lhynne from Philippines

Answers

January 28, 20130 found this helpful

You might try spraying it with hair spray and wiping. That is what I used to get ink stains off dolls when my daughter was small.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning AdviceJune 20, 2013
Pages
More
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
🍂
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-10-18 14:54:49 in 3 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Removing-Ink-from-Rubber.html