How do I get permanent marker off the fabric in the seat of my car?

My son accidentally dropped a permanent marker in the backseat of my car and it made a sizable mark. How do I get rid of this?

Answer
Although permanent marker is tough to get off your seats, it’s definitely doable! Here’s what you need to do:
  • Blot the stain with a paper towel or cloth
  • Spray down with hair spray and let dry
  • Wipe the stain with a cloth
  • Repeat as necessary
If this isn’t working as well as you want or you want to jump-start the process like you’d jump start a car battery, soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and repeat the process.
Since you have kids,you might want to make sure that your car insurance covers any eventuality or issue that might come up—with things like MedPay and high coverage limits, you can protect your little bundles of joy (or terror). Just make sure to use the Jerry app to get customized quotes from over 50 different providers so that you can get the best rate possible.
Enjoy your clean car!
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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