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Old 01-29-2010, 03:49 AM   #1
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Well purely by ACCIDENT I have discovered the most
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Oooh and I love that scent! It reminds me of the beach! TFS this tip, I am curious to hear how you discovered this!
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Thx for the tip; I'm puttin' it on my list so next time I'm at Wally World I'll remember to pick some up. Can't beat that with the home made stuff!
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How I discovered this was I had run out of dish detergent and I had a bottle of it at my kitchen sink for dishwashing(yeah I know I am pathetic LOL!!!) and I had a stamp that I needed to clean I had used Staz on and I thought why not give it a try with this shampoo and to my surprise and delight it cleaned my stamp better than any other product I have used. And it is not toxic and for 88c you get 15 ounces! And yes I have bought more dishwashing soap and am not using shampoo to wash my dishes but i am thrilled with my Happy Accident!!!
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I am curious to know if others think this is as wonderful as I do.... Let me know what you think when you try it....
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Now I need to get a bottle to try and will give u a report afterwards. TFS!
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Now I need to get a bottle to try and will give u a report afterwards. TFS!
thank YOU! If you don't like it well you can just go ahead and wash your hair with it!!!
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for the cost, we can't go wrong not to try it, thanks for tip
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Since shampoo shouldn't be drying, I'll give this 'stamp cleaner' method a try. It will probably, also, condition your stamps.

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I'll definitely have to try it!! Thanks for sharing the tip with us!!
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Makes sense...I know for years the best thing for getting ink off your fingers was shampooing your hair, so it follows that it would clean ink off stamps. Never woulda guessed it would take off Staz-On, though...cool!
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oh my goodness..this is what I have in my shower right now...lol. Think I will get an extra bottle for my stamps...blessings.
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I going to try it! Thanks.
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Cool! That's whats in my shower now! My daughter has another scent in her bath, I'm going to try them both
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What a great tip Nancy Ruth. Just curious, did you dilute it at all?
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Dumb question for the day is ... does the scent matter? Or is there something special about the coconut shampoo?
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I just use isopropyl alcohol.
Won't the alcohol dry out the rubber? Or do you condition your stamp after cleaning it?
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and do you dilute it and spray it like the other cleaners you use on scrubbers? would that work?
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Seems like Alcohol would be very drying to your stamps especially rubber...

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TFS! Could you tell us how exactly you cleaned the stamp with it? Did you dillute it in water then sprayed it in a stamp scrub? Or did you just directly washed the stamp under running water? Thanks again
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Yeah....we need to know the mixture! How much shampoo, to what part water? How did you do this? TIA!
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I would be interested in knowing if you dilute it, etc. also......I mean, I don't want to ruin my stamps!
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No I did not dilute the shampoo I put a little on a scrubby sponged and gently rubbed the stamps under running warm water!
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I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!
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I have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing this tip.
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This is just perfect!! I have a bottle as I hand wash my pantyhose in it.... I love the tropical scent
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Alcohol will dry out your stamps. Use it enough and your stamps will dry rot. Rubber stamps are to expensive to not take care of them properly. I have used baby wash on mine before. I will have to try the shampoo trick.

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seems to work better on rubber stamps than acrylic.......
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This will dry out rubber. Rubber needs to be conditioned or it will dry out and become brittle over time. alcohol draws out all the natural oils in rubber.
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Off to wally world after the dentist,...THANKS!!!
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Everyone keeps mentioning conditioning your rubber stamps- what are you all doing to condition them? (I'm envisioning rubbing them will some sort of oil like you do to a baseball glove )
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I just clean all my stamps (rubber & clear) at the kitchen sink- run them under warm water (most of it comes off this way) and added a tiny drop of dish soap to a small scrubby pad to get the ink out of those pesky intricate stamps. I have even used and old soft toothbrush to scrub out the stamp as well. I used to use a scrubby pad but it always stained my wood mounted stamps with the left over ink that was on the pad.
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Bumping as I still want to know what you are doing to condition your stamps!
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i hvae never conditioned my stamps (or balanced my checkbook or changed a flat tire...) YIKES!
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Most commercial stamp cleaners have conditioning agents among their ingredients. When making homemade stamp cleaner, the glycerin is one of the ingredients that conditions.
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Thanks Nancyruth for this discovery! I went out and bought some. Haven't tried it yet though! And it seems very safe for rubber stamps -- no lanolin or alcohol!
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curious about the rinsing under running water comment. Are your stamps wood mounted? wouldn't that effect the wood or the mounting glue, or the foam or something lol!
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I use those veggie cleaners you can get at the supermarket. They even come in a spray bottle. They aren't harmful and most are a 'green' product to boot! Does anyone else use them and what do you think?
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