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Stain removal

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by domtyler, 6 Mar 2008.

  1. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    My daughter has drawn all over a very expensive white leather foot stool (yes, I know, but she wasn't even born when I bought it!) with black biro! :biggrin::ohmy::ohmy::angry:

    I thought a baby wipe would take it straight off but it has failed to touch it in any significant way. Anyone got any decent tips? I'm willing to pay for the winner to get drunk tonight *.


    *Virtually drunk that is as I will only be supplying virtual beer.
     
  2. buddha

    buddha Veteran

    nail varnish remover?
     
  3. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

  4. longers

    longers Veteran

    Try an eraser? Or blue tack? Try it somewhere unobtrusive (underneath first) to see if that itself marks the leather.
     
  5. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Meths from your Trangia.
     
  6. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit


    I think nail varnish remover might be likely to eat away the finish of the leather, I would not be happy to recommend solvents.
    Alcahol might be the way forwards in more ways than one!

    Tx
     
  7. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    There used to be a leather polisher/stain remover that used to be sold on Yess661(yes i used to spend hours just watching that channel without buying anything)
    The guy used to put pen on leather and it came off.
    Cant remember the name of the stuff, will probably come to me and just pop into my head when i'm trying to get to sleep, then be forgotten by the morning.
     
  8. Charlotte_C+ :-)

    Charlotte_C+ :-) New Member

    Location:
    Devon
  9. MEK - methylethyl ketone ? was good for removing most things like that. I do not know if it is still available - screenprinters/ lihto used it. Stain Devils? Or hump the stool to the nearest dry cleaners and ask...

    Not a Barcelona chair + ottoman in white leather was it? :biggrin:
     
  10. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Polish it off
     
  11. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    :biggrin: a tad drastic! :biggrin:
     
  13. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    I think you have your answer to the "should I leave her alone to play" thread!!

    spit and elba grease.
     
  14. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

  15. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Lakeland sell, or used to sell a leather cleaning kit which includes a bottle of something specifically designed to remove biro from leather.