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HELP!!! DD has drawn over her wheelybug in pen

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lillypie Sun 25-Jan-09 14:18:58

Does anyone know what will get it off please?

NorktasticNinja Sun 25-Jan-09 14:20:46

I'd try babywipes first, 'tis amazing what they'll shift.

lillypie Sun 25-Jan-09 14:22:42

My first thought but it's not shifting.

LynetteScavo Sun 25-Jan-09 14:25:06

You are not alone - Dd also did this, and I think I got the worst off with baby wipes, but I think a microfibre cloth might work with lots of rubbing.

NorktasticNinja Sun 25-Jan-09 14:25:47

OK, then strong alcohol or hairspray on a clean cloth...

CarGirl Sun 25-Jan-09 14:30:23

Couldn't get it off ours either, I even asked about buying a new top bit and got no response from the distributors (the manufacturers said contact the distributors).

Over time it seems to have worn off though.

bronze Sun 25-Jan-09 14:31:35

is it biro? I have the same problem. Mouse is looking a bit stripey

chloejessmeg Sun 25-Jan-09 14:35:36

Whats a wheely bug? And what type of pen?

lillypie Sun 25-Jan-09 14:38:31

What about white spirit? Or white vinegar?

I might try that tomorrow hmm

Little devil, she drew on herself, her doll house and the backs of a couple of books as well (that's all I've found so far!)

Baby wipes worked on every thing except the wheelybug.

NorktasticNinja Sun 25-Jan-09 14:38:32

Wheelybug, they are leather covered...

lillypie Sun 25-Jan-09 14:39:53

I haven't found the bloody pen yet!

CarGirl Sun 25-Jan-09 14:39:54

I've got some leather biro remover but tbh it takes off a bit of the surface from the leather hmm I think it will continue to wear off over time it does on the sofa.

nancy75 Sun 25-Jan-09 20:13:26

try perfume, it gets nearly everything off. put some on a cloth and try a little bit out first to make sure it doesnt stip the colour

lunavix Sun 25-Jan-09 20:15:48


are they just a ride on toy?

Snufflebufty Sun 25-Jan-09 20:27:07

try milk. I know it takes biro out of material, unsure what it does (if anything) to leather.

lillypie Sun 25-Jan-09 21:13:48

Thanks I'll try

pavlovthecat Sun 25-Jan-09 21:16:50

oh I shall watch with interest, as our DD has done the same but on DHs brand spanking new cream leather executive chair!

Let us know what you try and what works!

pollywobbledoodle Sun 25-Jan-09 21:28:44

wd 40/ wipes containing alcohol?.....but try a little area first

SunshineJen Tue 25-Oct-11 12:30:24

I emailed Wheelybug Toys about board markers and they said to try warm soapy water at first but if it still doesn't come off then using a bit of deodorant and a cloth has been rumoured to work. Don't ask me how or why. It comes with all the warnings about possible discoloration etc and try on an inconspicuous area first etc etc. good luck

lampli Tue 25-Oct-11 13:00:54

Have you tried one of those sponge block things? I think they are called magic erasers, but I have a cheaper version which usually works very well.

mummakaz Tue 25-Oct-11 14:19:50

I 2nd the hairspray, I used to clean pen off my leather sofas this way

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