Unfortunately someone have made a drawing with a permanent marker on my Bibler Tripod Bivy. I have emailed Blackdiamond customer service but they couldn't tell me for sure how to remove it without damaging the fabric. I was hoping that someone in here might be able to help me out, thanks.
Depends what kind of "permanent" marker. Most typical ones will come out with methyl alcohol - which I don't think will hurt the fabric but I can't say for sure. try a little bit on a test place first.
You might also try a product called "Goof-Off" Great for getting rid of paint and many inks. TRY it on a spot you don't care about first!! Also, this product will NOT be good on plastic lenses etc- in makes the plastic cloudy.
Thanks for all your replies. I read about Goo-gone and goof-off elsewhere on the net, but I live in Denmark and I haven't had any luck finding the product here. Do you know of a similar product in Denmark/Europe? Otherwise I will just have to order it outside the country. And no, I didn't do anything that warranted a drawing, I simply had it with me on a festival and a guy thought it funny to make a drawing. He actually drew a huge penis, half the size of the front of the tent, so you can properly imagine what it looks like when I lies in my tent....But I can only smile at it, done is done But it also makes it kind of hard to overdraw with just a black dot or something else.
I hope you can recommend a danish/European product which might do the trick, I figure my modded tent might make some people look strange on the next trip I'm on.
Your bivy isn't silnylon, but on silnylon, mineral spirits is safe to use because that's what dilutes the silicone sealer and allows it to be spread. I'd try pure alcohol first, as it seems to be least likely to damage the fabric. Try mineral spirits (used for paint dilution and cleanup) if alcohol doesn't work.
If that doesn't work, and you're stuck with the drawing, get a tarp. They're less phallic-shaped, and thus less likely to inspire drawings like this.