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    My new shirt is badly stained by a leaky ball pen. Any suggestions for removing the stain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kongos View Post
    My new shirt is badly stained by a leaky ball pen. Any suggestions for removing the stain?
    Haven't you seen those DYNAMO TV ads before?

    Some ideas I can think off, chat up one of those aunties in the laundromat and ask them for tips. Alternatively, you could pretend to be in interested in buying a Mont Blanc pen from a posh retailer and casually ask them how to remove ink stains. Those stiff nosed salespeople are bound to know the answer!
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    Gotta be a little careful with dynamo, Excellent on whites but never mix with other colours. For minor streaks, I use a product from kiwi kleen, "fabric pre wash". Works wonders on ball point ink especially. Spray on, leave for a minute or too, dump in with regular wash. Highly recommended. Hope it helps!
    Last edited by danielteng; 7th March 2009 at 12:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kongos View Post
    My new shirt is badly stained by a leaky ball pen. Any suggestions for removing the stain?
    Ha-bis. Can never get rid of the ink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper ShutterBug View Post
    Ha-bis. Can never get rid of the ink.
    Yes, you can. You just need to know what solvent the ink uses.
    Try using ethanol or alcohol.
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    Default Re: Suggestions for removing ball pen ink stain??

    Try Dylon Stain-Off, available at most NTUC or Cold Storage. It contains enzymes which remove stains gently. A bit expensive though. But if your shirt is a Dunhill, Armani or Hugo Boss, it is worth the investment.

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    Most detergents have the same pH values and are about the same and don't really make a difference.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for removing ball pen ink stain??

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper ShutterBug View Post
    Ha-bis. Can never get rid of the ink.
    buy that ink and stain the whole shirt!

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