AARRGGHH...Dry erase on projector screen in Conference room. How to remove? - AVS Forum
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post #1 of 4 Old 04-04-2013, 01:44 PM - Thread Starter
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I really don't know how the moron did it considering you have to reach 6 INCHES BEHIND the screen to grab a dry erase marker in the first place but they did. I have an 8" green dry erase mark that I cannot seem to remove. I have tried the dry-erase board cleaner/conditioner as well as Isopropyl Alcohol with ZERO effect.. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance folks!!
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I would be tempted to try bleach, applied with a q-tip. Once you have finished with the bleach, remove it with water dabbed with a clean cloth. It is an unfortunate situation. Good Luck!

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Was worried that bleach would yellow the vinyl. Last ditch effort was with a Mr Clean magic eraser, and IT WORKED!!!

(Of course I had to remove the WHITE OUT someone put on it to cover it up...seriously wtf)

There is still a faint line but not even noticeable from a few feet away.

so the lesson today kids, other than DON'T USE DRY ERASE MARKERS OR WHITE OUT ON SCREENS, is that when these accidents happen the best chance for removal is a magic eraser...
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I once bought a uses screen with red wine and marker covered in whiteout.. scrub brush, spay nine, paint thinner and finally bleach.. good as new.. but it was just a cheap vinyl screen.. most higher end screens can not be cleaned like this without damaging the surface.
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