lola asked in Home & GardenCleaning & Laundry · 8 months ago

How to remove dried up tippex stain?

someone accidentally spilled their tippex and a little bit splashed onto my grey vans trainers,does anyone know how to remove a dried tippex stain without ruining my trainers.

1 Answer

  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    1) Tippex is, for those who don't know (which is most of us) like Wite-Out or Liquid Paper, correction fluid for covering errors.

    2) Who the heck is using Tippex anymore? Use a computer and printer like the rest of the modern world. Clearly you and your office mates have access to such modern wizardry, you're posting the question on Y!A.

    Tippex' carrier is an aliphatic solvent, so your best bet will be to try to carefully dab it away using a swab dipped in a similar solvent like odorless mineral spirits, xylene or toluene.

    BUT - if your shoes are made with artificial fibers - and there's virtually no chance they aren't - the solvents could damage or ruin them. Proceed with caution, and be aware that it isn't terribly likely that you will be able to remove all of the stain in any case.

    OR you could just learn to live with it. They're just shoes, and not very good ones at that. If all you're in them for is style, that's one thing. But if you're looking for shoes that will be good for your feet, you could do better.

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