Removing Permanent Marker On Guitar Body

author: ray_jeremy date: 05/09/2012 category: gear maintenance
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Maybe you had done "naming" or graffiti-ing your guitar and you realized that it doesn't look cool and seems like shit after you mark it with permanent marker. Recently, I put some text on my guitar neck with permanent marker that could last forever if I didn't clean it up. I tried using alcohol and wipe it. No hope. Until I found a way to remove permanent marker stain on wood (my guitar neck is maple or rosewood if I'm not mistaken) Okay, let's get started: 01. First you need to unplug it from the amp to avoid anything that could happen. 02. Prepare tissue, wet tissue, toothpaste (in this point I will suggest you to use white toothpaste rather than gel toothpaste), and old toothbrush. 03. Cover the stain that you wanted to remove with toothpaste (I know it sounds weird, but believe me it works) and brush is real hard with your toothbrush until it slowly disappear. It takes time to remove all of the stain. But be patient, because as far as I know, toothpaste is the safest way to clean stain without messing up the wood. 04. The toothpaste will turn black. It's normal. Repeat Step 3 until you got nothing left on your body/neck. 05. Wipe the remaining toothpaste with tissue and with the wet tissue. 06. You may want to use ear pick if tissue can't cover all part of your body such as small spaces. 07. You're done! The stain is forever gone. Thank you for reading this article. I'm sure if you try hard, there will be no stain left.
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