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Old 09-10-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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Satan's ball point pen

I had a ball point pen accident by my possessed pen. There I was on my way to work for an early morning flight. I opened up my door and there are ball point pen marks all over the door leather. My pen click itself open, poked through the side pocket of my flight suit and wrote all over the side of my door. I thought for sure it said "redrum'. Anyway, I used the Sonus leather cleaner I had and that did not even lighten the pen. I need something a little more heavy duty for the exorcism of the blue pen besides a catholic priest and holy water. I am afraid to get too medieval on it because I don't want to wreck the leather...Any suggestions?

If I offended any Catholics I apologize, but I just watched the "Exorcist".

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Old 09-10-2005, 06:44 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:59 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, I think you're screwed. The ink has probably soaked into the leather a bit, and will never come completely out. I'm betting you'll have to get fairly heavy-handed to get any results at all.

There's some stuff sold at home improvement stores (Lowes, Home Depot) in the paint department called Goof-Off. It's a solvent that removes ink and other stuff like that. I'd try some of that stuff on a Q-tip on a small area. Let it dry completely to see the final effect before you do any larger, more noticeable places.

Hope you prove me wrong, and it comes right out! Good luck.

PS... you have burned that pen, haven't you?

Hmm... one more thought... the solvent that dissolves the ink is also going to give it a chance to soak into the leather as well. I'd go sparingly on the solvent, and maybe use a dry towel to blot it up as you go? Easy does it.

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Old 09-11-2005, 08:55 AM   #4
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Maybe you should go onto one of the major pen maufacturer's web sites, and they may have a FAQ section that may give some recommendations. You need to find a good solvent. Possibly rubbing alcohol (90%).
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Old 09-11-2005, 10:56 AM   #5
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If you can't get it off of the leather, you can re-finish it. The "dye" on the leather is actually more like a paint. You can strip the old off and re-finish the whole thing if it comes down to that. http://www.Leatherique.com has a re-finishing kit that's fantastic and they even carry Porsche colors or they can color match yours.

I hope it doesn't come down to that, but you don't worry about having to replace it all.

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