View Full Version : Removing marker pen and sticker residue from ukulele bodies

07-02-2010, 03:55 AM
Hi all,
Whilst repairing and restoring a uke in a very sorry state that I picked up off ebay, I have discovered that toothpaste works great for removing permanent marker and WD-40 works for removing sticker residue.
I am posting this in the hope it will be of use to somebody. :)

07-02-2010, 01:14 PM
I bet this is the Stagg Uke which the guy had a buy it now of 199 on because some completely unknown band had drawn a willy on it? I watched that one out of curiosity.


Doug W
07-02-2010, 02:16 PM
I had heard of the WD-40 fix on a plastic ukulele but are you saying that you use WD-40 on the finish of a wooden uke?

07-02-2010, 10:40 PM
Spot on GOM! It's now good as new. A uke that costs 100 new for 1.99. Not bad.

Yes, it works on wood too, and without damaging the finish.