Debs said, “The inside of a black leather camera case has rubbed off on my new camera, the part with the mark is not rubber but a slightly rubbery feeling plastic panel. I’ve inky just discovered the stain but the camera has been in the case for a couple of weeks. I haven’t tried anything yet, as I’m hesitant to try anything wet on the camera.”
Whenever working with electronic items, it is best to avoid liquid solutions. However, if a liquid must be used, isopropyl alcohol is usually the best choice as it dries much faster than water. In this case, alcohol is definitely the best solution because it also works very well on removing dyes. Follow the steps below.
You Will Need:
- Isopropyl alcohol
- A cloth
Steps to Remove the Dye:
- Wet a cloth with the isopropyl alcohol, then wring it out so it’s not dripping. It is best to use a white cloth to prevent any dye on the cloth from transferring to the item as well.
- Rub the stain with the damp area on the cloth.
- As the dye transfers onto the cloth, rotate the cloth to a clean area.
- Unfortunately, leather dye can be difficult to remove. It may take repeated attempts to remove the dye, or the stains might even be permanent.
- Alcohol can have a drying effect on some types of rubber. Consider applying a drop of rubber conditioner with a cloth onto the area after the dye is removed. These products are available at automotive stores or online.