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Old 07-13-2009, 04:53 PM   #1  
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Default Ink Stain on Brand New Acrylic Stamp - UGH!

I accidently placed the back of a new stamp on top of the front of another stamp that had some residue Memories ink on it. It sat for a little while (maybe 30 minutes) before I noticed it and caused the image to be inked on the back of the other stamp. I first tried baby wipes - nothing. Then soapy water - nothing. Finally, I resorted to Staz-On clear...nothing!!

I emailed the company and they suggested Staz-On for a really stubborn stain. Anyone have any other suggestions? I just hate seeing this other image through this stamp, especially when I go to use it.


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I don't use StazOn cleaner on my acrylics. I heard it was too harsh for them.

I use ULTRACLEAN. Here it is: http://www.shop.ginakdesigns.com/cat...?categoryId=47

They have the refill size, too. It cleans better than anything I have ever used.
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Is StazOn clear a new StazOn cleaner specially for clear stamps? Because I know it's not advised to use the original StazOn on them. UltraClean is pretty good, as mentioned above. But I think some colours just stain clear stamps no matter what - and I don't sweat it. But it if bugs you, I hope you do get yours clean. I just think it makes them easier to see, LOL.
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Is StazOn clear a new StazOn cleaner specially for clear stamps? Because I know it's not advised to use the original StazOn on them. UltraClean is pretty good, as mentioned above. But I think some colours just stain clear stamps no matter what - and I don't sweat it. But it if bugs you, I hope you do get yours clean. I just think it makes them easier to see, LOL.
StazOn clear is made for using on clear stamps. I myself have never used it.
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If all else fails, you could try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. They clean just about anything else.
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If all else fails, you could try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. They clean just about anything else.
hmmm...I'm going to try this...I have one in my kitchen.


Typically staining on the stamp doesn't bother me, but this is a different image on the recessed section....I think the fact that I used it once is what's making me more aggravated.

off to try Mr. Clean!
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No success with Mr. Clean.

Also tried a pencil eraser - nothing...

Anyone ever heard of sitting them in the sun? I know my mom would do this year's ago with tupperware stained with tomato sauce.
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Anyone ever heard of sitting them in the sun? I know my mom would do this year's ago with tupperware stained with tomato sauce.
I've read notices that say not to store clear stamps in direct sunlight, so bleaching with the sun does not sound like a good plan.
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I've read notices that say not to store clear stamps in direct sunlight, so bleaching with the sun does not sound like a good plan.
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I believe someone recently mentioned wd40 for removing stains, though I wouldn't make it a habit, I bet it would eventually break down the polymer. It if works, I'd clean it again immediately with something else, less harsh. And never use it again!! Good luck.

I did something similar years ago. I totally blackened in the outline of a petal. Couldn't see anything through it and it was brand new...I bought the set again (how embarrassing).
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Don't have a suggestion on what might clean it, but do have a suggestion on what NOT to do -

DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT use OMS to clean clear stamps. It melts the clear stamps.

I spilled some OMS on by desktop and thought I cleaned it all up, but I didn't see that some of it seeped into a CD case with a clear stamp. The next day, my clear stamp looked like a blob and had the texture of a "snot dot". At least it was only a dollar stamp and I wasn't that crazy aobut it any way....
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what is OMS?
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odorless mineral spirits....good thing I don't use it. I can be a klutz
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I've had pretty good success with the magic eraser so I'd try it. It won't hurt! This reminds me to add some to my Walmart list as well.
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I've had pretty good success with the magic eraser so I'd try it. It won't hurt! This reminds me to add some to my Walmart list as well.
I tried it and had no luck at all - it just crumpled into tiny pieces. I used it wet - is there another way you go about it?
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I have a heavily stained clear stamp and I tried the WD40 on it. I figured that if it ruined it, no great loss. I don't like how it stamps. It didn't touch the ink. You do have to clean up the WD40 afterwards...it's really oily. I use Simple Green to clean it up.
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I have used Staz On cleaner on some of my clear stamps already. Just make sure you clean then very well afterward. But it idoes take most of the ink off.
Some will probably be left on there forever though.
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How about soft scrub with bleach?
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How about trying Versa Mark Watermark ink. Rub some on the stamp and then clean it.

It's worth a try.


I know before I ever use my Clear stamps I ink them with Versa Mark Watermark ink. and then ink my stamps with regular ink.

The Clean up is so much better.


It might work in reverse????
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