Remove Lipstick Stains
In this day and age, people use their vehicles for everything. Not only do we use our vehicles for
driving, but we also eat in our vehicles and put our makeup on in our vehicles. Since we use our vehicles for everything, there tends to be
stains that appear and lipstick stains are one of the most common stains found on our car's interior. When you find a stain on your car's
interior, you want to be able to identify it before using any products to remove the certain stain.
Lipstick stains can be a real headache to get out. However, there are some tips and techniques that you
can use to get those tough lipstick stains out for good. Now, these tips that are used are only for car upholstery, so please do not use on
leather interior. Most lipsticks are dyes with oil-like bases, so the remover that is used to remove a lipstick stain is a solvent base. When
water based removers are used to remove lipstick stains, it tends to only spread the lipstick in the upholstery.
Rub white non-gel toothpaste gently on the stain and then wipe clean with a damp towel.
Use a plastic razor blade or business card to scrap off as much of the lipstick as possible. Then dab a dry solvent, such as
lighter fluid with a towel on the spot. Keep checking the spot, while patting dry to make sure the coloring is not coming out of the
Rub mineral oil or vegetable oil on the spot and allow it to soak for several minutes.
Apply hair spray to the affected area and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wipe the hair spray off with the stain.
Sponge a solution of water and 50% ammonia to the spot. Then rinse out with cool water.
Blot petroleum jelly on the lipstick stain until the stain is gone.
Sponge the affected area with isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
Be careful when using these tips and techniques on your car's interior.
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