Transfer stain on ultra white perforated seats

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Ironically, I laid out a clean black trash bag on my back seat to protect the seat from another bag I had in the car that had garbage in it. Unfortunately, the black bag seems to have left a transfer stain (black / bluish) on my back seat!! I tried mild soap and water and that did absolutely nothing. I tried baby wipes (Honest brand), and that did absolutely nothing. On a very small portion of the stain I tried a dry eraser and that did absolutely nothing. I keep hearing how easy it is to clean these seats, yet I can't believe something I wouldn't even think would bleed, left this mark that I can't get it off! Any help / tips you can provide would be much appreciated.
 

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maybe it is more of a chemical transfer from the black plastic to the white seat from contact and heat..?
check in with your local Tesla service guys before trying something too harsh - so at least it would be on the record that they recommended 'x' product in case it caused other discoloration or changed the texture.

please make sure to post back when you find a solution.
 

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Also, what brand of trash bag were you using?
I'd like to keep them away from seats. :)

And this pretty much settles it for me - no white interior.
 

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I would slowly step up the power of the cleaners. Water first, then soap/multipurpose cleaner, then maybe a vinyl cleaner. I think you are already at this point. Next I would test rubbing alcohol, and finally WD-40. Test on an inconspicuous area first (even if it's not stained), and with WD-40 wash off with soap and water when done.
The tough part is the trash bag is plastic with black dye, and the seats are plastic with white dye. Hope that the dye in the bag breaks down more easily (it should, as it easily rubbed off). [Yes, they are different types of plastics, but still...]
 

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I tried many products to get stains off some leather seats and was amazed when regular dish soap worked. I used the Sunlight brand. If I had tried that first I could have saved a lot of money!