Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Jul 11, 2013.
New Kiton - Pen leaked.
Fixable or destroyed (think i lknow the answer)?
I was somehow successful in the past using a number of specific stain remover on an inc stain. I cannot remember if what worked best were alcohol or petrol based. Do a bit of googling
No need to say this but consider it a write off. Use the opportunity to experiment. A concentrated application of OxyClean to the stains may offer hope but be prepared for the worst. My compliments on sacrificing a Kiton in battle. Keep us updated.
Some Amodex Ink & Stain Remover might do the trick. A bottle cost me about $6 at last summer's DC Fountain Pen Supershow, and I know it's available from a fair number of both b&m and online sources. While I've only used it on fountain pen ink stains (it worked well), I understand it's also effective on other types of ink - ball point, gel pen, Sharpie pen, etc.
Rubbing alcohol. Take an absorbent paper towel and place it on the outside of the shirt over the stain. Saturate the shirt with rubbing alcohol from the inside, making sure the paper towel is pressed firmly against the outside of the fabric. You should start to see the ink come off the shirt and move on to the paper towel. Keep repeating this process, using a fresh paper towel as needed.
This is the way to go. It's worked very well for me on ink stains, though I've never tried it on such a large stain.
Probably just burn it and save your time but it might be worth trying - then burn it!
Everyone in this thread is wrong.
Use Acetone, AKA nail polish remover, on a cotton bud, not the one that goes in your ear, and one the acetone hits the ink
it will spread the stain into a lighter colour, repeat until you have diluted the stain completly and then wash in cold water.
To say everyone is wrong is foolish.
Only if the acetone reacts with and dissolves the ink alone without damaging the fabric dyes will this have a chance. I don't see acetone discriminating between the two, do you? If this were a white shirt I may agree with the approach but such is not the case.
I can now confirm with absolute certainty that Rubbing alcohol, does "Sweet Fuck All" else, other than spreading of the Ink....
Acetone, for your sins my son.
I would get in touch with Rave Fabricare. Let them know what you have on your hands. They accept mail orders, are reasonably priced, and work magic.
I have heard of a few different ways to DIY a ink stain out of clothing but my nephew tried this one the other day and it worked perfectly. Milk and Vinegar. Two parts whole milk and one part white vinegar. Soak your shirt in this overnight. Here comes the weird part: Hang it up to dry and then wash it as you normally would after. Let me know how it works out for you!
Mrs Earthdragon to the RESCUE
A toothbrush, mild soap and stain pretty much removed in twenty minutes....
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