I live in small town near Boston where most people know each other. So, one evening, me and my friends went for some drinks to the local bar and hangout. Since I left the bar a little bit dizzy, I decided to leave my car in the parking lot and come back to get it first thing in the morning.

Only imagine my face when I saw my car scribbled with permanent marker. Sharpie, I guess!? Who would want to draw stupid paintings on a car, don’t know and the surveillance cameras couldn’t identify the dude who painted on my car! I just hope he will become a famous painter, because the skull and sexy rose lady were a catch even if my car was looking stupid! However, I’m glad that this vandal chose to graffiti my car using a permanent market instead of paint.

So, I had to ruin all those Gothic drawings and I’m glad that I found the following cleaning solution on the internet. It’s the best way in removing permanent market from your car without ruining the paint.

Things you’ll need:

  • Cotton cloth
  • Whole milk
  • Terry cloth towel
  • Cool water
  • Dish detergent
  • Warm water
  • Aerosol hairspray

Steps you need to follow to remove permanent marker from car paint:

First step:

Saturate a white cotton cloth with whole milk. Whole milk works to loosen the permanent ink stain without invading or corroding your car’s paint.

Second step:

Place the cotton cloth soaked in whole milk over the permanent marker stain on your car. Ask someone to keep the cloth from sliding off the car, if needed, until you complete the next step.

Third step:

Soak a large terry cloth towel with cool water and place it on top of the cotton cloth soaked in milk. Anchor the large towel over the top of the car to prevent both towels from sliding off the car. The weight of the large, wet towel ensures the milk-soaked towel is making contact with the permanent marker stain.

Fourth step:

Leave the towels over the permanent marker stain on your car’s paint for at least four hours. Lift the towels and wipe the permanent marker stain with a clean towel to see if it lifts. Add more whole milk to the cotton cloth, if the stain persists, and leave the towels on the stain overnight.

Fifth step:

Remove both the water and milk-soaked towels from your car. Dip a clean cloth in a cleansing mixture made of a few drops of dish washing detergent and warm water. Wash off the permanent marker stain and milk solution.

Sixth step:

Rinse your car’s paint with a clean cloth dampened with cool water. Dry the surface with another cloth.
Apply aerosol hair spray, liberally, to any remaining permanent marker stain. Buff the area with a clean cloth then wipe down with cool water on a clean cloth.