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    • codo
    • By codo 27th Nov 05, 12:45 PM
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    Removing Tippex
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    • 27th Nov 05, 12:45 PM
    Removing Tippex 27th Nov 05 at 12:45 PM
    Hi

    I hope someone can help. My son has spilt tippex on his black school blazer, can anyone tell me how to remove this?

    Thanks
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 27th Nov 05, 12:54 PM
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    • 27th Nov 05, 12:54 PM
    found this

    http://www.hintsandthings.co.uk/utilityroom/stain%20removal%20tw.htm

    Scrape off as much of the white deposits as possible, as soon as possible. Clean off the remainder with a little white spirit. (might be worth trying the white spirit inside the blazer first !)
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    • By Contains Mild Peril 27th Nov 05, 6:42 PM
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    • 27th Nov 05, 6:42 PM
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    • 27th Nov 05, 6:42 PM
    Some shops sell tippex thinner, so maybe a few applications of that might help. Though I've never actually tried it on Tippex, I've found that nail varnish remover shifts a lot of stains, including some "permanent" inks. Again, you should test on an inconspicuous area first. It's easier to wash out the smell of nail varnish remover afterwards than white spirit. And give your son a kick up the backside!
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    • By withabix 27th Nov 05, 7:31 PM
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    • 27th Nov 05, 7:31 PM
    Depends a bit on the type of 'tippex' these days, as there are a few solvent-free ones about now.

    Assuming it's ordinary traditional tippex, nail varnish remover will work as it is Acetone (also called propanone, propan-2-one, dimethyl formaldehyde, dimethyl ketone) ie the same as tippex thinners.

    Do test on an 'inconscpicuous' part of the blazer first, as the acetone might dissolve the material if its a nasty man-made material.
    Last edited by withabix; 28-11-2005 at 6:38 AM.
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    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 27th Nov 05, 10:04 PM
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    I'd scrape the worst off with a thumb nail and not worry about it too much - there are far worse things a blazer could be covered in ...
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    • By bootman 28th Nov 05, 9:45 AM
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    • 28th Nov 05, 9:45 AM
    This brings back memories. When my son was little,he got a bottle of tippex out of the desk drawer.

    I thought he was playing in his room. Oh no, he decided to paint everything with tippex. Walls,doors the telly you name it he put it on it.

    I tried thinners,but ended up scraping it off. There is still some on the telly though! Not funny at the time though.
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    • By Contains Mild Peril 28th Nov 05, 8:34 PM
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    • 28th Nov 05, 8:34 PM
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    • 28th Nov 05, 8:34 PM
    Solvent free Tippex is rubbish. No-one in their right mind would use it, given the choice. No doubt it's easier to wash out of clothes; it's a shame it's not much use for its intended purpose.
    If all else fails (and I've used this trick myself) draw over the stain with a permanent marker. This is surprisingly effective. You'll still see it because you know it's there and you know where to look, but others are unlikely to notice.
    • Nile
    • By Nile 29th Nov 05, 8:35 AM
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    • 29th Nov 05, 8:35 AM
    I'd scrape the worst off with a thumb nail and not worry about it too much - there are far worse things a blazer could be covered in ...
    by Savvy_Sue
    I agree with the suggestion posted by Savvy_Sue.

    I had to remove white blobs from a red baseball cap.:rolleyes: I didn't want to use solvents because I was worried the white blobs would smear or spread. I gently scratched the blobs with a finger nail and every trace was removed.

    Try it before you apply any solvent cleaners..........hopefully you'll save money and not make the stain worse by smearing or spreading.

    Good luck and let us know how you get on.
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    • 29th Nov 05, 8:44 AM
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    Yeah as Nile has mentioned, be very careful with it smearing - its happened to me! Scaping off is the best bet.

    Good luck!

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    • annie12
    • By annie12 3rd Oct 06, 7:12 PM
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    Removing Tippex?
    My son has got Tippex on his black school trousers
    Does Anyone know how to remove it?

    annie
    • skintchick
    • By skintchick 3rd Oct 06, 11:10 PM
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    Someone posted the other day about how to remove paint.

    They said use a plastic scrunchie bath puff thing, with some fabric conditioner on, and rub.

    Tippex is similar to paint so maybe that would work.
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    don't know if you can still buy tippex thinners? This used to work gettign it off my fingers years ago but I haven't seen any for ages? (I also used to love the smell but that's another story!:rolleyes:, nowdays I just get high on magic markers))
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    • annie12
    • By annie12 4th Oct 06, 10:42 AM
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    Thanks, I will try the fabric conditioner & nylon bath puff thing!!

    annie
    • savingpennies
    • By savingpennies 19th Nov 06, 11:21 AM
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    Tippex stain removal
    DD2 has come home home with a tippex stain on her dark navy school trousers. Any ideas as to how I get the stain out? The trousers are currently soaking in water and I tried a using vanish stain bar but I guess something stronger is needed.
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 19th Nov 06, 11:55 AM
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    White spirit seems to be the answer...

    http://www.wearsideonline.com/hints_and_tips-2.html
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    • By savingpennies 19th Nov 06, 8:28 PM
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    Many thanks, Squeaky, you've come to the rescue again.
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    • springchicken
    • By springchicken 28th Nov 06, 11:27 AM
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    tippex on school skirt!
    Hi Oldstylers,
    Does anybody know a treatment for removing Tippex ?
    DDs School skirt is ruined !
    Know advice must be in here somewhere but cant find it.
    Any help much appreciated
    TIA
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 28th Nov 06, 11:47 AM
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    Hi springchicken...

    I found the earlier thread and have added your post to it. Since posts are listed in date order you'll need to read this one from the beginning.

    Good luck
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  • dihunny
    removing tippex
    Hi All,

    Disaster-I've dropped a bottle of tippex and it's now splattered clothes, carpet, computer chair and keyboard. It dried so fast-i didn't stand a chance.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance

    dihunny
    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 10th Apr 07, 6:06 PM
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    Hi dihunny,

    We have an older thread that may help so I've merged your thread with it to keep all the suggestions together.

    Pink
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