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Thread: removing marker ink from mego suit

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    removing marker ink from mego suit

    so i buy this ironman suit more in hope than expectation ,



    as you can see pretty messed up ,got it today tried dish soap nothing so i used neat bleach on it just on the stained parts left it on 5 minutes or so by the third application ,it had started to lift a little ,so on it went again ,and forgot about it 10 minutes or so later i look and its almost gone ,with no damage to the fabric ,just thought id share ,anyone got a spare ironman head for sale

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    Wow! Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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    What is "neat bleach"? I googled it and assume it's just straight bleach. Is that right? I have some Peter Parker pants with red staining that I want to remove...

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    hi yeah just toilet bleach was what i used ,heres the listing for the suit https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224433068981
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    ^^ Toilet bleach?… like the blue gel you squeeze into the bowl and scrub?

    Whatever you used produced amazing results! Specific product would be great to know.

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    Wow what a difference, looks great. I’ll have to keep this tip trick in mind, if I pick up marker stained Trek shirts cheap.

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    That is an incredible result. Thanks for posting this. If could tell us the exact product you used it would be very appreciated.

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    im in the uk and this is the product i used just a generic thick clear gel household bleach ,clear not blue

    with it being gel ,it does spread but is a little more controllable as to where you put it ,but honestly id didn't pay much for the suit and didn't expect it to work ,and had more or less given up on it so i wasn't super careful about how i put the bleach on or washed it off ,and it made no detrimental impact on the red parts at all ,no one was more surprised than me when it worked lol ,id give it a try on if you have one a old ratty garment you could mark up with a similar stain to the one you're trying to remove to start with and go from there

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    ok ive just noticed looking at my pictures again ,you can see the effect of the bleach on the treated sleeve as its bleached the stitching white from the yellow it was originally ,not a deal breaker to me but worth pointing out i thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by libby 1957dog View Post
    ok ive just noticed looking at my pictures again ,you can see the effect of the bleach on the treated sleeve as its bleached the stitching white from the yellow it was originally ,not a deal breaker to me but worth pointing out i thought
    No Problem. A dab of color marker to the now white stitching will conceal it. Great tip thanks for sharing!!!
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