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Permanent marker on trash can..

Hahaha! I tried to write recyCle on one of our trash cans tops but I forgot a C LOL!! How can I get the permanent marker off so I can write it again? or am I just doomed!? LOL

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Asked by staceybelly9 at 2:33 PM on Mar. 28, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Try Magic Eraser, Dissolvit, or Mess Master. All of these we have used in the craft store where I work and they will remove just about anthing from any surface.

    Answer by coala at 2:35 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Greased Lightning

    Answer by vbruno at 2:35 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I would leave it, turn the can around and write it on the other side. That really sounds like something I would do!!!

    Answer by mompam at 2:36 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I agree with coala- Magic Eraser! But it may take the color off the trash can, so test it on the bottom or something first!

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 2:37 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • you can try a magic eraser, acetone (nail polish remover), hair spray, hand sanitizer (anti-bacterial), goof off, or WD 40...I've been there, hope you have one of the following and it does the trick for you.

    Answer by sdks2011 at 2:38 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Magic eraser would be my first try. If your can is painted it will take the paint off, but so will most of the other suggestions. For a painted can I would use WD40.

    Answer by scout_mom at 2:45 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • If it is a plastic can - anything with acetone or alcohol will ruin the finish of the plastic - kind of melt it.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:45 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I think Magic Eraser will work. It works on most everything.

    Answer by Ruthmom802 at 3:16 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Disolvit will work

    Answer by stitchintime at 5:17 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • Try WD40 or nail polish remover

    Answer by Liveyourlifeval at 8:06 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

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