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Has anybody had to remove ballpoint pen ink stain from their atacama interior?<br>I l my daughter in my car a wee bit too long last night and she took the nice blue pen from the pen holder and drew on some mail I had in the car. Unfortunately, she missed the paper on one of her passes. Any help would be appreciated.<br>Thanks,<br>André
 

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Re: Remove ballpoint pen ink from atacama leather (abrisebois)

Pen is tough. Get some Lexol cleaner (not the conditioner) and an old tooth brush. Spray the lexol on the stain and let it sit for like 10 seconds and then go to town with the tooth brush. Stiffer tooth brushes work better but tear up the leather more, I personally like the medium brushes. After use the conditioner to restore the oils you soaked up with the cleaner. You will be suprised at how much you can get up with this technique. <p>Good luck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I don't know if this works on atcama, but.... we have a leather sofa, and my son is constantly writing on it in ballpoint pen. We were told to spray hairspray on it, and just rub it with your fingers until it comes out. It has worked numerous times without fail on our soft leather sofa. I don't know why atcama would be different. You might want to try it on an inconspicuous spot first.<p>-Bill
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BShirer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't know if this works on atcama, but.... we have a leather sofa, and my son is constantly writing on it in ballpoint pen. We were told to spray hairspray on it, and just rub it with your fingers until it comes out. It has worked numerous times without fail on our soft leather sofa. I don't know why atcama would be different. You might want to try it on an inconspicuous spot first.<p>-Bill</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I do not have Atacama but would be hesitant to try this on AT. It is much more of a raw leather than in the other colors, and I would think it's got much less of a protective finish on it than furniture leather. I would think that hairspray would stain the leather something fierce.
 

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I believe alcohol will take ink out. That is probably why the hairspray works. Is it safe for leather, especially atacama? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> I have no idea.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by llabahn at 10:07 PM 8-24-2006</i>
 

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If you have your nice owner's manual with the Atacama wallet (which I didn't get thank you very much Volvo), you could sacrifice it trying remedies rather than risk ruining a seat cover.
 

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Re: Remove ballpoint pen ink from atacama leather (abrisebois)

Be careful putting anything on natural leather as it will likely stain. The hairspray might work, but try it on an area that you son't see first to make sure it won't leave a make. your best bet will probably just be to lexol it and lessen the stain, rather than remove it entirely.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StaggRLee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you have your nice owner's manual with the Atacama wallet (which I didn't get thank you very much Volvo), you could sacrifice it trying remedies rather than risk ruining a seat cover.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>While you are rubbing in inconspicuous places <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> , try one of those Mr Clean Magic Eraser sponges. Those things are amazing.<br>
 

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Re: Remove ballpoint pen ink from atacama leather (abrisebois)

My dealer accidentally left a 2" black line on the dash (from a ballpoint pen) when they were writing down mileage at my last service visit. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> Go figure! The dash is not leather (not sure what it is), but perhaps I'll try the Lexol cleaner anyway. <p>Any other ideas for the dash?
 

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Re: Remove ballpoint pen ink from atacama leather (not2blu)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>not2blu</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My dealer accidentally left a 2" black line on the dash (from a ballpoint pen) when they were writing down mileage at my last service visit. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> Go figure! The dash is not leather (not sure what it is), but perhaps I'll try the Lexol cleaner anyway. <p>Any other ideas for the dash?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lexol and a tooth brush. You will be suprised at what it will get up. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Remove ballpoint pen ink from atacama leather (abrisebois)

Same thing happened to me - removed the stain with the TST leather kit pen ... removed the stain and the leather color!<p>Had TST come to my office and fix the leather - looks like new. GREAT JOB.
 

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Re: Remove ballpoint pen ink from atacama leather (MMIV R)

What/who is TST? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Remove ballpoint pen ink from atacama leather (jdog)

RESOLVE sells different stain removing products for different types of stains.<p>Makeup <br>Oil<br>Pet stains<br>etc.<p>
 

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I removed a ballpoint mark left by a service advisor off my passenger seat - leather. Used alcohol on a paper towel and blotted it until it disappeared. Then I used the leather restoration kit on the seat just in case I dried out the leather...looks great months later.
 

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I had a similar ink stain on my Atacama once. My trusty Lexol couldn't do the trick this time but a little isopropyl alcohol took it out in seconds with no discoloration to the leather at all.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rollie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I had a similar ink stain on my Atacama once. My trusty Lexol couldn't do the trick this time but a little isopropyl alcohol took it out in seconds with no discoloration to the leather at all.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Two words: Goof Off. That stuff is the best solvent I have ever come across. It will take almost any stain off of almost any surface. I have used it on my Gobi and it does a great job... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Daryl,<p>Do you remember all of the R owner's drooling over your nice durable leather during the last meet? You have the nice, durable, well-protected leather that we R owners dream about (at least when it comes to maintenance that is). All of the leathers used in the R models are very difficult to keep up and extremely easy to damage. I would never touch R leather with anything like Goof-Off, but that's just me.<p>- Tryg
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Daryl, Do you remember all of the R owner's drooling over your nice durable leather during the last meet? You have the nice, durable, well-protected leather that we R owners dream about (at least when it comes to maintenance that is). All of the leathers used in the R models are very difficult to keep up and extremely easy to damage. I would never touch R leather with anything like Goof-Off, but that's just me.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey Tryg! Yes, I remember you guys mentioning something about that. I would still recommend trying it on a very small swatch just to see what happens. You might be surprised at the non-invasive nature of Goof Off. Then again, I could be completely mistaken. Food for thought though. Just say no to blueberry fingers!
 

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Maybe I'm being oversensitive, since I've ruined many a thing using Goof-Off. The last item I ruined was a new (and $spendy$) Lexan bug guard on our SUV... That's what I get for trying to remove a small logo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Maybe I'm being oversensitive, since I've ruined many a thing using Goof-Off. The last item I ruined was a new (and $spendy$) Lexan bug guard on our SUV... That's what I get for trying to remove a small logo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>No such thing as being over-sensitive. Once bitten, twice shy, as they say. I'm just pissed that I have a nice new little ding in my door... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> BTW, I got my swedespeed decals and they look pretty slick!
 
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