Commercial hand cleaners used by mechanics do a great job of removing body
markings such as race numbers. They can be found at auto parts stores and
your local super market. They do a much better job than cold cream, don't
hurt as much as a wire brush, and a buckandahalf gets you a giant tub of the
There is some eco sensitive product out there too but never tried that.
John "unmarked except for the bruises" Laninga