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    Getting ink out of leather

    Ok, so magically I soppted a 3 inch line of ink yesterday in my passenger seat of my 99 seville. I have no idea how it got there. It looked to be ink from a sharpie marker or somehting like that.

    So i look around online for suggestions to get the ink out and everyplace i look says that rubbing alcohol works with no side effects.

    Guess what? It does work! It got all the ink completely off of my leather seat...but now i have a line of light colored faded leather!!!


    Does anyone know of a way to get the color back in my tan leather? the damn rubbing alcohol that everyone suggested faded my leather!

    Conclusion: Do NOT use rubbing alcohol to get ink out of your cadillacs leather.

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    Re: Getting ink out of leather

    Hmm that sucks lol. I'm not sure what the best way is to restore/maintain it after that, but at least it isn't cracked hehe.

    I would have said isopropyl if you had asked me too...oops . I can't think of a gentler substance that would still get out permanent marker though...maybe there is *shrug*.

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    Re: Getting ink out of leather

    Contact with your questions and they will know what to advise. Good luck!

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    Re: Getting ink out of leather

    Try a solvent based cleaner, or go to a janitorial supply store they will have something.

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    Re: Getting ink out of leather

    hold up, hold up. I think what it did was clean your leather, making it look lighter, and to you:faded. I have not seen it, so I can't tell you that IS what it is, but it sounds like what happened to my '96 Deville: I got a drop of murphy's oil soap on my are rest, and when I wiped it of it was lighter that the surounding area, then I realised that it cleaned it, I thought it had faded because I did not know my leather was at all dirty, but I guess it was hehe.

    think that might be it?

    If thats not it, I would try conditioning the leather befor you put any kind of dye or anything on it, it might just be a little dryed out IMO.

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