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Old 09-24-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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I just bought some really old - (10 years) and they are badly stained. I tried stazon Ink with a toothbrush. I scrubbed but i dont want to hurt it.

what can i use to get off this dried in ink?


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Old 09-24-2008, 11:11 AM   #2
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Ultra Clean.

I have purchased used stamps before, and some arrived barely recognizable. Ultra Clean was the only thing that cut through the gunk. In fact, it made some of the stamps like new! Fabulous stamp cleaner.

Fill a saucer with a small pool of UC, let the stamp soak rubber-side down for a few minutes, scrub with an old toothbrush (don't worry about hurting your stamps while scrubbing... rubber is extremely resilient) and then tap on a wet paper towel until all cleaner is removed, and tap on a dry paper towel to dry. Hope this helps.
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Where do you buy Ultra Clean? Michaels or Hobby Lobby?
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:01 PM   #4
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that was my next question also...
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I've also used permanet ink remover. Which can be found in Hobby Lobby.

This takes off Dried on ink. with a couple of wipes with a dry cloth.


I bought some Stamps along time ago from Yahoo Auction. and they came ink stained.

And this is what I used. It worked!!!!
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that was my next question also...
Do you have any of our cleaner? It gets everything off!! I got some stamps stained with black ink and it cleaned them with no problem
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Another good one is Kiss Off. It comes in a tube, sort of looks like lip balm on steroids. You can find it at Michael's over with the artist brushes and cleaners. Dampen the rubber on a wet towel, rub the Kiss Off on it and let it sit for a bit. Grab an old toothbrush and scrub up a lather and then wipe off. I've seen it work miracles...
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This sounds kind of weird but Versamark shifts a lot! One of my stamps came back to me very stained from a round robin activity and I tried everything to shift it - still stained. I read here on SCS about using Versamark and thought it sounded unlikely but worth a go!

Just dab Versamark on your stamp and leave it for quarter of an hour or so then use an ordinary stamp cleaner or a little mild dish soap and water and an old toothbrush. It might just work for you!

I'd also say that if the stamp is still stamping a clear impression then you don't need to worry too much about getting rid of every last bit of staining.
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Ultra Clean for me! You can get it at Gina K. Great service!
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I use ultraclean all time. I get it from TAC...I like it but it doesnt get all the black off of my stamps...I scrub pretty well too.
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Simple Green diluted with water also works.
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oh...I have some Simple Green at home..I am going to try this tonight..thanks for the suggestion.
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I dont see Ultraclean in our catalog. or are u using TAc Cleaner?

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I got turned on to a cleaner called Motsenbocker's Lift Off 3..It's basically a graffiti remover and I got it at Home Depot, I think in the cleaner area. Sorry about the vaguness as to what area- all I know is that it's on an isle behind and to the right of the paint department. I wouldn't say it's perfect, but it does a nice job. I'll have to try the Ultra Clean.

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I dont see Ultraclean in our catalog. or are u using TAc Cleaner?
Ultra Clean is the TAC cleaner, just under TAC's name. But it is the same thing.
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Ultra Clean. Works far better than anything else I've tried.
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Another vote for Ultra Clean ... it works wonders. I found some on ebay, but lots of online stores carry it.
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I clean StazOn stained stamps with the Xyron Adhesive Eraser. It's awesome! and cheap

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that's what I use, get it at WalMart in the auto section
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I've used TSP and a fingernail scrub brush.
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Sorry for my ignorance, bit I have no idea what TSP or TAC means, and the only retailer mentioned herein I've ever heard of is Home Depot! Sorry, but more info., please......
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Sorry for my ignorance, bit I have no idea what TSP or TAC means, and the only retailer mentioned herein I've ever heard of is Home Depot! Sorry, but more info., please......
I'm also stumped on what TSP means (it's Thrift Savings Plan to me LOL!)

But TAC is The Angel Company which is a direct sales stamp company like Stampin' Up! or Close To My Heart.

HTH! (Hope this helps)
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I'm also stumped on what TSP means (it's Thrift Savings Plan to me LOL!)...
I'll take a guess that TSP stands for trisodium phosphate, which is a cleaning agent sold with hardware/paint supplies. It's used for cleaning things such as mildew on wooden surfaces. I've never tried anything that strong on my stamps, though.
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I'm also stumped on what TSP means (it's Thrift Savings Plan to me LOL!)

But TAC is The Angel Company which is a direct sales stamp company like Stampin' Up! or Close To My Heart.

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TSP is Trisodiumphosphate (Tri-Sodium-Phosphate) a material used to prep walls before painting. Is it really safe to use this stuff on rubber?
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TSP is Trisodiumphosphate (Tri-Sodium-Phosphate) a material used to prep walls before painting. Is it really safe to use this stuff on rubber?
TSP is a wonderful cleaner for all sorts of things, walls included. It is VERY harsh and ruins your hands if you don't wear gloves, so I'm thinking it wouldn't be very good for my stamps. I've used Kiss Off also and I think it cleans the stained stamps very well and doesn't seem to harm the rubber, easy on the hands too. Good Luck, g
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It's TAC (Ultra Clean) all the way for me! Works on EVERYTHING!
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It's TAC (Ultra Clean) all the way for me! Works on EVERYTHING!

Thanks for clarifying, Diane. I was 98% sure our cleaner was Ultra Clean branded for TAC, but the 2% doubt was enough to make me hesitate saying so. Now I won't doubt myself if this question comes up again
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Easy Off Bam works really good to with a toothbrush.
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I love Ultra-Clean, but sometimes I need something a bit stronger to soak it off. I use Awesome from the Dollar Tree. $1 - lasts forever.....make sure to rinse off well and most old ink comes clean.
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Another one chiming in on ultraclean!
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Hi, to those who use simple green, do U dilute the concentrate and if so, how much green to water, please. thanks
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Simple Green ..........delute it some......but it works fantastic!!!!

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I would delute it to 1/3 simple green ....2/3 water......

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I'm surprised Awesome and Simple Green work for y'all. I tried them both and neither worked at all for removing heavy stains. That's why I upgraded to Ultra Clean. Hmm...
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