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Thread: Dried Stencil Ink Pen
03-18-2013, 10:07 AM #1
Dried Stencil Ink Pen
Just wondering if anyone has come across a way to "re-hydrate" the dried ink in a stencil ink pen?
I would have thought that the ink is a suspension/solute in a solvent of some sort, so I would guess you could pour in a suitable solvent to "re-hydrate" it?
The reason I ask is I have a couple of Yonex stencil ink pens that have dried up without being used.
03-18-2013, 10:32 AM #2
Acetone might do it... it'll dissolve the bottle it's in of you leave it long enough.
03-21-2013, 10:02 PM #3
03-22-2013, 11:09 AM #4
I thought about acetone but I'm not sure it would do it or if it would damage the strings?
It's not the tips that's the problem kakinami, I have spare tips but the pens are completely new, unused but just dried out over time.
03-23-2013, 01:06 PM #5
03-23-2013, 05:09 PM #6
try Grey Goose or Skyy vodka. drink some while at it too. PS, the stencil ink is water based.
03-26-2013, 06:34 AM #7
If it's water, then I should be able to rehydrate it with distilled water, but I don't want to try unless I'm 100% it is water.
Alcohol might work, but I'd be surprised if it's alcohol in it given the expense?
03-26-2013, 08:51 AM #8
Basically there are 2 type of solvents. Water based (ie water with ethanol or methanol because they dissolve in water) and oil based (gasoline, acetone etc.) I already told you the answer, I would like to to try this. Take a stencil ad apply it to a aluminum foil. Let it dry. Then tey to clean it with alcohol swab. see if you can clean it up...
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