How to remove pen ink stain from white sport band?

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  1. docprego macrumors 65816

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    I had a pen leak today and I inadvertently got some on my watch band. It's a faint blue stain but I'd like to get rid of it. I tried the following so far with no success:

    Water
    Hand sanitizer
    Pink pencil eraser
    Toothpaste and water rubbed with a microfiber.

    Thanks.
     
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    Water to wash out ink? Really?! He already tried water and it didn't work.
     
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    Try Hairspray. Just the cheap non scented stuff.

    It works great to remove ink from clothing.
     
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    I use hairspray to get ink out of clothing. Maybe it would work on the band.
     
  10. BigBeast, May 8, 2015
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    acetone - but make sure you test a spot first on the back of the strap to make sure it doesn't dissolve the strap. If it doesn't, then try it out on the ink.

    BTW- I checked an elastomer compatibility chart to hopefully figure out action's reactivity to fluoroelastomer, they didn't have it listed. Just be mindful of testing a spot first.
     
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    Vinegar didn't work, kinda scared to try acetone.

    Tried it, unfortunately didn't result in any improvement

    This is the next move, I will pick one up tomorrow.

    I'll never buy a white band again, this is very frustrating. But I was planning on replacing it with a leather black band anyway.
     
  13. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

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    I got the white band - I love that it stays so clean! I'll try to keep it from ink tho.

    If magic eraser doesn't work, and if you're planning on replacing the band, what will testing the band w/ acetone hurt? Just try a small area if you end up doing that. Also, if you don't mind sending me a PM if you end up having to try it, I'd appreciate it – just bc I'm curious. ;)
     
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    Hair spray works for things like this because it has a high alcohol content, but just using plain rubbing alcohol would work just as well (or even better, since it won't leave a sticky residue). Additionally there's a lot more alcohol free hair spray sold now which won't do anything useful for ink stains.
     
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    Try rubbing alcohol. You need a nonpolar solvent.
     
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    I think the only way to get it out may cost $49.
     
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    That. Those things are amazing
     
  21. docprego thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can't find a product with this exact name. Is it simply a magic eraser or am I looking for specifically Mr. Clean Eraser stick?
     
  22. pjschmid macrumors member

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    What about a bleach pen. Since the band is white it shouldn't cause discoloration.
     
  23. docprego thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Interesting, thank you. Has a built in scrub brush that combined with the bleach might do the trick.
     

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