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bakabakablah 07-15-2012 08:44 PM

Lipstick stain removal
 
Tried a few searches with some different keywords and couldn't find anything to my liking, so here goes. I've been looking up different ways to get rid of a bright pink lipstick stain on my taupe headliner but none of them seem very satisfactory... some results suggested I use isopropyl alcohol while others suggested very diluted Woolite to lift the stains. I also found a product called "Kiss-Off" that reportedly works quite well on stains of this type... my question is: has anyone had experience with this product? If not, anyone have any suggestions on how I should tackle this? I've tried a bit of isopropyl alcohol but haven't really been able to remove the stain :spin:

cseagle08 07-15-2012 08:46 PM

Lipstick on the headliner eh?

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gyung 07-15-2012 08:59 PM

^ what dude said.

WhiteRose 07-15-2012 08:59 PM

1. Scrape off excess lipstick.
2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge (BLOT) the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent.
3. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.
4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
5. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent (oil loving part) and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water.
6. Sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution.
7. BLOT until the liquid is absorbed.
8. Sponge with COLD water and blot dry.

laff79 07-15-2012 09:08 PM

^^sometimes it's nice to have a chick around.

well done

bakabakablah 07-15-2012 09:54 PM

Haha, there's a perfectly innocent explanation as to how the stain got there :lol:

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhiteRose (Post 3982576)
1. Scrape off excess lipstick.
2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge (BLOT) the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent.
3. Blot until the solvent is absorbed.
4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
5. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent (oil loving part) and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water.
6. Sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution.
7. BLOT until the liquid is absorbed.
8. Sponge with COLD water and blot dry.

What sort of dry-cleaning solvent would you recommend? I'm just worried that whatever I use to get the stain out will also weaken the glue that holds the cloth to the spongy part. Thanks for the responses so far :)

WhiteRose 07-15-2012 10:14 PM

Its really hard to find dry cleaning solvents in the local stores- your better off buying online A little dry cleaner solvent goes a LONG way. You might even just call your local place and ask if they will sell you the solvent. If you buy it online, you can end up using the rest of it as a stain remover on all clothes that are dry clean safe.

You can use lighter fluid as a substitute for the solvent. But if you are worried about the glue being effected, I wouldn't try this.

Lipsticks these days are mainly oil. I would just try the dishwashing/vinegar mixture if you are not willing to buy the solvent. Just remember to blot and end with cold water. Rubbing would make it worse and possibly stretch out your headliner.

Hope it works!

bakabakablah 07-15-2012 11:10 PM

Thanks! Hopefully I'll have some time to give it a go tomorrow. In the worst case scenario, this would likely just give me a really good reason to save up and have the ceiling redone in black fabric.

lvwagon 07-15-2012 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cseagle08 (Post 3982563)

hahahaha well said my friend:munch: well said

OCDetails 07-16-2012 12:45 PM

I have the same problem with lipstick stains on my belt buckle. Any tips for that? http://legacygt.com/forums/images/smilies/lol.gif

DocHolladay23 07-16-2012 12:51 PM

^ Tell your boyfriend to stop wearing lipstick?


J/K OCD :wub:

OCDetails 07-16-2012 01:17 PM

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BDII 07-16-2012 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OCDetails (Post 3983432)
I have the same problem with lipstick stains on my belt buckle. Any tips for that? http://legacygt.com/forums/images/smilies/lol.gif

stop getting hookers?


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