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Old 02 November 2014, 16:40   #11
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If Polyform buoys are PVC then I'm afraid you're in trouble. I've found that dyes will migrate into the PVC and are impossible to remove. You can certainly remove the surface mark but a "ghost image" will remain. That said, a season in the sun will probably remove the ghosting as well as most of the new letters. I'd patch it, if possible.
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Old 02 November 2014, 16:53   #12
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Why not glue on a patch and put the new numbers on that?
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Anther thing worth trying is baby wipes, God knows what's in them but they shift all sorts!
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Anther thing worth trying is baby wipes, God knows what's in them but they shift all sorts!
Best cleaning product going God know what they do to baby's bums

Some friends of ours told us about this way back when we were caravaning.

It wipes of the black marks under the windows of caravans also many other uses like getting red wine stains out of clothes and carpets the list goes on....

whatever is in em its fekin good stuff is all I can say

It might even be worth trying on some Black Shadows
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Old 02 November 2014, 18:11   #15
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I would start with something less brutal and work your way up. Try petrol. White spirit. Nail varnish remover and just get more aggressive till you find something. But go careful. If it starts to get soft or sticky. Stop
Nail varnish remover is Acetone, I have used it may times to remove permanent marker pen from all sorts of things!
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Thanks.

I was going to try whiteboard marker, if that does not work I'll try with progressively more harsh chemicals.

Don't need it to be virginal, just very faded so the new rego numbers can be seen clearly.
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Flash magic eraser - removes marks even harsh chemicals can't shift. Really good at removing ink from all sorts of surfaces. Worth a try if nothing else works!!
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What about "Cilit Bang" formally known as Napalm! ;@)
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Acetone seemed to be the most effective and made it 50% better. I have a couple of other things to give a try before I go the patch route, I figure if I can get it to about 25% of how it was I'll be happy to live with it.
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