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How Do I Remove Newsprint Stain From Plastic?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by LeftyTom, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Jun 5, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    LeftyTom

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    I was using newspaper to clean my windows. Some of the moist newspaper rubbed against my center console, and left a black stain. :eek:

    Any tips on how I can get the black stain off the gray plastic?
     
  2. Jun 5, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    lots of elbow grease unfortunately
     
  3. Jun 5, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    I got it off using rubbing alcohol (make that RUBBING! alcohol). I used the soft side of a ScotchBrite pad for the tough spots. Of course, the side effect of alcohol is that is dries out the plastic, so I promptly followed up with a wipe down with a paper towel damp with water. A few minutes later, with the plastic dry, I followed up with McGuiars detail wipes.
     
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    Glad it worked out!
     
  6. Jun 5, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    Another possible remedy is a baking soda and water paste. The advantage to trying this method is you can use an old tooth brush (or a denture brush, which has a larger head) to scrub the stained area(s).
     
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