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Removing Scratches from Imitation Leather Purse

How can I clean scratches from Leather-like PVC handbags and shoes? These items always get white scratch marks on them no matter what color they are.

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Kelly from New York, NY

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January 18, 20080 found this helpful

Not sure, I might would try a crayon the same color as the shoes or bag and color the scratch or maybe a marker?? Just ideas.

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January 18, 20080 found this helpful

Try nail polish remover (non-acetone) in a section that is not visible...like the bottom of the purse. I had one as a teen as I forgot that I used nail polish remover until now. Use a cotton ball to apply it.

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By Claudia-MD (Guest Post)
January 23, 20080 found this helpful

I think crayon might rub off on your clothes and acetone will likely ruin the purse and do nothing to "remove" the scratch. I think the white you are seeing is probably the stuff underneath showing through so I don't think you can actually remove the scratch.

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I think your best bet is to camouflage it by covering the white scratch with a permanent marker the same color of the purse.

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