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      03-23-2020, 07:59 PM   #1
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How to remove permanent marker?

Hypothetically, let's say someone took a permanent marker, and wrote all over (and I mean EVERYWHERE) in the interior of your M2-- dash, leather, trim, alcantara, etc.

How would you get it off without ruining the finish?

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      03-24-2020, 07:38 AM   #2
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Oh boy. Try nail polish remover in a spot. It's basically acetone with some oils and conditioners mixed in.

Then give everything a good cleaning with your fav interior cleaner.

Then destroy all permanent markers within a 1/2 mile radius.

I hate to ask, but do you have a pic? I know that's morbid but have never seen anything like what you describe.
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The M2 part is hypothetical.

The actual is a lot worse.

My brother-in-law passed away last weekend from terminal kidney cancer. He was a "for real" diagnosed paranoid-schizophrenic (and I guarandamntee you that you can't comprehend how this destroyed his family-- anything you can imagine? A thousand times worse.)

Anyhow, he was living in his parents driveway in an RV that they had bought him-- and he pretty much went crazy with permanent highlighter and wrote on every available surface-- pretty much destroying the RV.

My father-in-law asked me if he knew any way to get some of it off-- we're NOT talking a little area you could use nail polish remover-- we're talking Every. Surface. In. The. RV. Cloth, plastic, formica, paneling, etc.

I have NO idea what to use. I was considering isopropyl alcohol. I'd thought of acetone, but that'll take the finish right off.

So, no pictures-- the entire thing is pretty upsetting, actually.

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The M2 part is hypothetical.

The actual is a lot worse.

My brother-in-law passed away last weekend from terminal kidney cancer. He was a "for real" diagnosed paranoid-schizophrenic (and I guarandamntee you that you can't comprehend how this destroyed his family-- anything you can imagine? A thousand times worse.)

Anyhow, he was living in his parents driveway in an RV that they had bought him-- and he pretty much went crazy with permanent highlighter and wrote on every available surface-- pretty much destroying the RV.

My father-in-law asked me if he knew any way to get some of it off-- we're NOT talking a little area you could use nail polish remover-- we're talking Every. Surface. In. The. RV. Cloth, plastic, formica, paneling, etc.

I have NO idea what to use. I was considering isopropyl alcohol. I'd thought of acetone, but that'll take the finish right off.

So, no pictures-- the entire thing is pretty upsetting, actually.

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Sounds awful. Sorry for you and the family. Maybe try asking a local detail professional? Another alternative to consider is insurance. Depending on who the insured is, there may be coverage for this under vandalism. *Maybe* but worth a shot.
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I think the actetone would work on the hard surfaces but test, test test.

You plan on doing this yourself or hiring a professional service? There's a ton more surface area in an RV than an M2.

Here's an idea. I'm sure a few of those permanent highlighters are still around (even if they're used up). Get in touch with the manufacturer and let them know about your situation. I'm sure they could recommend the mildest product for various surfaces that would still do the job. They might even have some stuff in house that they can share with you. It's worth asking.

Tough family situation. It sounds like your inlaws did the best they could.
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you can try the different types of Magic Eraser out there...

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If it's on leather, try baby wipes.

For smooth plastic finishes try a cream cleaner for use on plastic baths.
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Try rubbing alcohol or wd40
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Maybe try asking a local detail professional?
+1 get a detailer to look at it
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