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THis am on the way to work I had a pen in my back pocket and the cap came off, so you can imagine what a black pen would do to the tan interior. What can I clean the ecsaine with to get ink out?
 

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I don't have escaine interior or an is300 at all. But I have had to get ink out of my clothes dryer and fabrics. People say to use hair spray. I have also found that rubbing alcohol will get ink out of a fabric. I believe that hairspray has some type of alcohol in it. Good luck. I would test some alcohol in an inconspicuous area to make sure it doesn't further ruin the escaine.
 

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You might want to try some saddle soap. I don't know if that would have an impact on the texture of the escaine, but it would likely get the ink out.
 

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That sucks Russell. Hopefully something will work for you.

Careful with the hairspray though. It can also act like a bleach and pull color out of the seat. Although, you'd probably prefer that to a black spot.

I've also heard a mixture of corn meal or cornstarch or some absorbant material combined withy 50/50 water and alcohol to form a paste might work. Create the paste and put it on the spot, after you've already blotted the surface to remove any excess. Once the paste drys, just rub it off, and repeat. I don't know how that will work on the escaine, so don't take that suggestion as a sure thing. I would imagine at this point you're desperate to try anything.

Let us know what happens.
 

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Dude this is where you contact the dealer and ask for a new seat !!!!!
Have them warranty it. I did. The
description they used in the service receipt was "Color fading" when in reality I had spilled some gravy on the seat from my Turkey dinner I was taking home. I suggest putting all food and drinks on the floor when transporting it home from a resturaunt or where ever. Try to have the dealership replace the seat under warranty. You should be treated like a customer at Nordstroms. They should do it no problem. If not get in their face about using escaine rather than full leather bla bla bla......give it a shot
 

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Russell.......I may have a SOLUTION for you.....now it may be too late cause you may have tried these other methods but if not or even if you have, try this anyway....A friend of mine had the same thing happen. We both own White IS300's with tan interior....anyway he works for a printing company and forgot he had a yellow marker in his back pocket....ok here's where I get too the solution.....He went out and got 3M Carpet and Upholstery(spelling) Cleaner......And it got rid of everything.....Now I know yellow and black are very far apart especially on a tan surface but it's worth a shot....Dan
 

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Thanks for all the ideas, I am still at work so the only thing I have tried is water. That got some of it out and it does not show up as bad now, but still looks bad. I just cleaned the carpet in my house and have some pre-spray cleaner left, wonder if that might be ok to use? WIll try the 3M if that does not sound like a good option..

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Try using the carpet cleaner machine (the kind that shoots out cleaning solution)with a hand-held attachment.

Provided that the ink is water soluable, that should work fine.......
 

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Originally posted by DownShift:
Dude this is where you contact the dealer and ask for a new seat !!!!!
Have them warranty it. I did. The
description they used in the service receipt was "Color fading" when in reality I had spilled some gravy on the seat from my Turkey dinner I was taking home. I suggest putting all food and drinks on the floor when transporting it home from a resturaunt or where ever. Try to have the dealership replace the seat under warranty. You should be treated like a customer at Nordstroms. They should do it no problem. If not get in their face about using escaine rather than full leather bla bla bla......give it a shot
I'm tellin' you man this works!
Don't put anything on it just yet try this first!
Give the dealership the benefit of the doubt!
 
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