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Old 03-05-07, 07:36 PM   #1
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PEN LEAKED in jacket >_<;;

Ok, so I've not been riding since Jan./07 when the snow fell. I want to but family and such don't want me to and I don't want to start a ifght with them. Anyways, I have this jacket http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1173144836408 which I was looking for some batteries and bike wedge kit I had but could not find but ended up finding it in my jacket before going to the bike show. Well when I checked the jacket back pocket I found what I was looking for and also a surprise. I happened to have a pen in that back pocket that burst. Now I have ink inside the pocket.

I would like to get all if not 90% of the ink stain out of the jacket. Anyone own this jacket and know what to use to get stains out of the jacket? Also the jacket does not hold it's water repellency as well anymore when it's raining. Are there any products to make it as good as it was before?

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Old 03-06-07, 07:29 AM   #2
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You've got red on you...

Sorry, the first thing I thought of was in the movie Shaun of the Dead when Shaun's pen leaks in is pocket and for the rest of the movie everyone keeps telling him he has red on him. Even after the red turns out to be zombie blood!!

As far as removing the stain. I here hairspray is good for ink, but you might want to do a little checking here for more advice. http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Ink-Stains
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Old 03-06-07, 09:31 AM   #3
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As far as removing the stain. I here hairspray is good for ink, but you might want to do a little checking here for more advice. http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Ink-Stains
The ingredient in hairspray that removes ink is alcohol.
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The ingredient in hairspray that removes ink is alcohol.
That may be the case but in my experience hairspray works dramatically better than rubbing alcohol or even nail polish remover. not a clue as to why. your mileage may vary ...
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To re-proof it back to new, get Nikwax Tech Wash and wash it. Then while it's still wet, use Nikwax Wash-In Waterproofing.

I just redid my DWR jacket, pants and gloves for a foggy snowy camping trip in the Cascades and they didn't wet out at all.
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Ok, just tried the hair spray. I only got about 10% off the jacket. Think of it like a L&M Arc light that you see on Eddy's light comparison website. Now take away the side side light and what you have left is the hot spot in the middle. That is my situation right now.

Last time I wore this jacket was about 3 months ago so I would assume the pen bursted around the end of Jan 2007 seeing as my end of season ride was 1-2 week of Jan/2007 and there was no ink spots on the jacket.

Anyone happen to know of any home made solutions for the tough stains? I was lucky to have a a travel bottle of Aussie hairspray handy but it only took off ~10%. The dish washer soap didn't seem to do anything. I was using a new standard issue kitchen yellow/green scrub pad and using the green corse side to light/mildly take off the stain. I don't know of any places that sell the oxy stuff in small batches for spot cleaning. Most places have a honking huge tub.

My jacket is bright (neon?) lime green. Oh yes the repellency seems to hold a but and it's not like a strainer totally letting all the water through. I know, I was in the bathroom doing this in the sink and I thought I squeezed the water out of the pouch but when I lifted the jacket the floor got soaked >_<;;

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Oxiclean.

I swear by that stuff.
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Old 03-13-07, 04:05 PM   #8
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Oxiclean.

I swear by that stuff.
Even after the stains have soaked into the fabric and dried for 3 months? So what do I do? mix an uber concentrate mix and soak the jacket in there? Will that stuff bleach off the lime-green jacket colr and make it like white or something?


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If it was a fountain pen, it might be easier than a ballpoint. Try the umber thick oyclean on an inconspicuous part first if you're worried. Ask the experts: either your dry cleaner or the guys at your LPS - Local Pen Shop.
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If it was a fountain pen, it might be easier than a ballpoint. Try the umber thick oyclean on an inconspicuous part first if you're worried. Ask the experts: either your dry cleaner or the guys at your LPS - Local Pen Shop.

Ok, did a search and found the pen I use. It's a Papermate brand ball-point pen. http://www.benderburkotcatalog.com/p...5bbc0cb7f256ec Color is blue.

The link has the exact model I'm using.


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