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Old 05-22-2021, 07:22 PM   #1
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Ink marks on trailer ( how to remove)

So the previous owner used a pen of some sort to draw a light ( not sure what for)..... Iím having a hardtop removing it

So far Iíve tried a magic eraser
Fiberglass cleaner etc

So far it still shows
Any suggestions????

Obviously Iím concerned about doing something to the gel coat
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:35 PM   #2
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So the previous owner used a pen of some sort to draw a light ( not sure what for).....
Obviously Iím concerned about doing something to the gel coat
Will have just what you need, First one that comes to mind is "Goof off" but there are others. read the labels then test in a hidden location.
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:44 PM   #3
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Actually tried goof off & small dab of paint thinner
But thanks
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:48 PM   #4
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Actually tried goof off & small dab of paint thinner
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Makes a "PRO" marker. I wonder? Cigarette lighter fluid would not even remove that.
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:24 PM   #5
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Today I was using isopropyl alcohol, then wd40, then krud kutter concentrate on some stubborn stains on the gelcoat. the krud kutter worked.
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:24 PM   #6
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Old 05-23-2021, 10:09 AM   #7
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Don't know what knd of ink you're dealing with, but if it's a permanent marker (magic marker ), you could try (may or may not work) a dry erase marker over top of it.

Sounds weird, but I have had students accidentally use a permanent marker on a dry erase white board, and if you go over it with a dry erase marker, it seems to get into the permanent marker ink and lift it. You can then just wipe it off as if it were dry erase marker. It's the only thing that will take it off.

Try first with a bit of dry erase in a concealed spot to make sure you aren't going from bad to worse.
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Old 05-23-2021, 10:18 AM   #8
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Maybe you could install a light where the drawing is located to cover up the drawing.

Gel coat is somewhat porous so the mark can be fairly deep. Another possibility is to try sandoaper to remove a slight amount of gel coat. 600 grit wet sand followed by 1000 grit with a final polish with a buffer. Best of luck.
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Old 05-23-2021, 10:31 AM   #9
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If its sharpie ink try Deep Woods Off mosquito spray. That stuff works better than anything I have tried for sharpies.
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Old 05-25-2021, 05:18 AM   #10
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Nu-finish removes most stains I have found
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