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Help! Removing permanent marker from guitars

Geosh

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My wife just called me and said that my 3yr old daughter just turned 2 of my guitars into art projects. One is a cheaper Fender acoustic and the other is my Taylor 414ce.

She used a hot pink Bic Permanent Marker. :omg

What is the best way to get this off with as little effect on the finish as possible? Thanks!!
 

salsage

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well she modded it for you.
pics would help. without seeing it its a complete guess.
some car wax with the polishing compound in it may help
 
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Call Taylor repair if it means as much to you as my 414ce does to me. Everytime I've called about my 414ce/NS34 they've been helpful and enthusiastic and can usually recommend you a remedy or authorized repair shop in your area.

Adoption is the loving option.
 

sunburst79

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In another thread it was suggested that going over the existing ink with the same marker would loosen up the ink and allow it to be wiped off. The specific marker win this case was sharpie. Not sure if the same holds true for the Bic.

I have not tried this and only mention it because it makes a certain amount of sense. Attempt this at your own peril.
 

tabdog

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Go to Wal-Mart and get some Dry Erase Maker.

Simply mark over the permanent marker with a
dry-erase marker and wipe away immediately
with a dry cloth.

I've used black with some good results. If it
doesn't get it completely out, bleach, cleaner,
elbow grease and patience will win out.

Trust me on this.

I did this one without Dry Erase Marker, but it
was much harder. Just used bleach, alcohol
and cleaner,





Tabdog
 

bob-i

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In another thread it was suggested that going over the existing ink with the same marker would loosen up the ink and allow it to be wiped off. The specific marker win this case was sharpie. Not sure if the same holds true for the Bic.

I have not tried this and only mention it because it makes a certain amount of sense. Attempt this at your own peril.
I've tried that with limited success. The thinner in the new marker will loosen the old marker but leave some new marks behind.
 

Stinky Kitty

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Keep it on there. 20 years from now when she graduates from college, it will bring a smile to your face.
 

NashSG

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I saw someone at work take some permanent marker off a desk by going over it with one of those dry erase markers.
 

nastynate

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Going over the permanent marker with a dry erase marker and wiping it away with a cloth is the way to go. As a former math teacher, I have had to use that trick multiple times on overhead projectors and the occasional white board. Good luck!
 

TorzJohnson

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Keep it on there. 20 years from now when she graduates from college, it will bring a smile to your face.
As a father to three former 3 year olds, I'm with you. I would probably clean off the Taylor though, and leave the Fender marked up. It would bring back those memories of her toddler stage every time I saw it.
 

Geosh

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As a father to three former 3 year olds, I'm with you. I would probably clean off the Taylor though, and leave the Fender marked up. It would bring back those memories of her toddler stage every time I saw it.
I might have left it on the Fender... if it were MY guitar. It is my sisters (I was doing some work on it) and I don't think she would have been as appreciative when she saw it.

Plus, my daughter has her own guitar. If she wants to make a memory, she can color on that one. ;)
 






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