How do I clean a ballpoint pen ink stain out of a nylon garment?

How do I clean a ballpoint pen ink stain out of a nylon garment?
I've tried all the shit on google, alcohol, hairspray, vinegar and salt, none of it works

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Brake kleen same ingredent used at dry cleaners

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Brake kleen
      no shit?
      what do I do just spray it on?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The dye from the pen will dissolve in alcohol but it will take a long time to get rid of it.
      You might want to try using a colour-safe “bleach” to get rid of of any remainder.

      I don’t know about brake clean, it might dissolve the nylon. Test it in an obscure area first.
      I once had to use lacquer thinner to remove a whole bottle of spilled white-out from some lululemon pants, it seemed fine afterward but i had nothing to loose.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I forgot to mention, you can try different alchohols, like methanol (methyl hydrate) which might work better. I think the use that as fuel line antifreeze.
        Make sure it’s 99% and not like 70 or 80% hand-sanitizer grade.

        Always start with the least harsh and slowly move up to the most harsh cleaners.

        Also, I’ve tried those tide pens, the seem to work pretty well on sone stains.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Do I just spray it on, wait, the wash out with water? what's the process here exactly

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yep, spray it on, blot it out with a paper towel, repeat.
            If you don’t blot it out the stain will move somewhere else and/or form a ring.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Guys alcohol didn't work, and I tried WD40 brake cleaner too but I dunno if that will work, absolutely drenched it in that stuff and put it in the laundry.
    I'll get back to you all if it does actually work; will post photos either way

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thats a big/deep stain.
      WD-40 undoubtedly made it worse.
      I’d try soaking it in alcohol overnight.
      Usually I tie it off with an elastic band, put the stain part in a shotglass, and fill it with isopropyl, cover with saran so it wont evaporate.
      You can tell if it’s working because the alchohol in the shotglass will turn blue.
      If not, it might be a pigment, gel, and/or cheque-safe pen which means you’re probably screwed—I don’t know how to get rid of those.
      The cloth looks like canvas or cotton luckily, so most things will be pretty safe except for bleach and lye.

      • 1 month ago
        STAIN MASTER

        … oh WD-40 makes brake cleaner? Forget what I said about making it worse… probably not.
        The good brake cleaner… the chlorinated ones… are probably banned in 48 states by now.
        You can always try acetone… the clear 100% stuff,
        Then lacquer thinner,
        Then toluene (possession is banned in CA)
        And xylene.
        I have all of these from back when they were legal.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        … oh WD-40 makes brake cleaner? Forget what I said about making it worse… probably not.
        The good brake cleaner… the chlorinated ones… are probably banned in 48 states by now.
        You can always try acetone… the clear 100% stuff,
        Then lacquer thinner,
        Then toluene (possession is banned in CA)
        And xylene.
        I have all of these from back when they were legal.

        Well that wd40 is non chlorinated, but yeah I can probably source chlorinated brake cleaner where I live. Is there that big a difference? Also how would the regular lubricant wd40 have made it worse anyway?
        Also I'm pretty sure it's from a gel pen yeah, it was most likely in the pocket and must have directly poured into the fabric from being put inside while uncapped.
        Also it's not canvas or cotton, I'm pretty sure it's nylon.

        https://i.imgur.com/kwft1n2.jpg

        How do I clean a ballpoint pen ink stain out of a nylon garment?
        I've tried all the shit on google, alcohol, hairspray, vinegar and salt, none of it works

        pic I posted says 表地 /
        ナイロン 100% or omoteji (outer material of garment) nylon 100%

        • 1 month ago
          STAIN MASTER

          > chlorinated
          Well, they banned chlorinated in many places, so it must have worked. They’re not going to sell something that works to the general public if they can help it. This is so you have to buy services with licensed people to do it for you at 1000 times the price.

          > gel pen
          They usually use pigment in gel pens, bleaches, chlorine, peroxide, etc. won’t touch it. The resin is different in gel pens, too.

          > nylon
          A lot of the solvents will either dissolve or damage nylon

          > wd40
          It’s like kerosene-like solvent that leaves a persistent film when it dries, so it tends to turn a stain into something like “paint” because the film dries and polymerizes which locks in the stain like the resin does, except now you need two solvents.

          Speaking of which you might want to try varsol.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nope, inkstain still won't go away even after blasting it with brake cleaner

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Would using brakleen instead have made any difference to speak of?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for all the help guys, but I'm noticing that the paint on the button next to the stain is beginning to weaken before any progress whatsoever is happening on the stain itself. And I haven't even tried the strongest shit I have.
    At this point I can't justify spending more on substances as well since it'd cost more than just buying the same model jacket once more; which I'll probably do.
    I'll probably just give this one away to one of my workers.
    Again, thanks for all the help.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Try mixing bleach with vinegar.

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