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Getting the Permanent Marker off the bottom of thrift store shoes

Updated on October 5, 2015

The secret to cleaning the permanent marker off your shoes.

I've already cleaned the bottom of one shoe.
I've already cleaned the bottom of one shoe. | Source
Both shoes cleaned
Both shoes cleaned | Source
Now this fabulous pair of Fergie shoes are ready for ebay. Read on for my secret weapon.
Now this fabulous pair of Fergie shoes are ready for ebay. Read on for my secret weapon. | Source

My Secret Weapon - GOO GONE

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Cleaning the permanent marker off the bottom of shoes bought at thrift stores.

WARNING - Handle this stuff with care.

I use a separate rag in a well ventilated room. And I test on a small unnoticeable area before I start.

Be very careful you don't get this on any thing else.

I once used this on a belt and it dissolved the cheap material into nothing.

I've used this on several pairs of shoes and boots that I've since resold. Without any complaints form the buyers.

But we forwarned, it will take some elbow grease to get it all out.

Another suggestion- Hand Sanitizer

I just bought an old pair of Converse shoes and was able to remove the price off the bottom , which was permanent marker, with hand sanitizer of all things.

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