How do you get Dye ink off your hands?

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Andrew Curatola
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How do you get Dye ink off your hands?
Apr 27, 2013

I Googled it and I tried the following: Alcohol, Hair Spray, Acetone and Windex. None of these suggestions work. My wife saw me trying to take the ink spots of my hand. She said why don't you try bleach, lo and behold that worked

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Andrew

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Yep diluted bleach works well but the smell! (nt)
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If this is in reference to cleaning the printer or refilling carts, I just wear cheap exam gloves.

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Lava bar soap....
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with Pumice.  Works like magic and no smell.

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Ditto!!!!

Or any kitchen liquid soap and a few sprinkles of beach sand.

The grit is it!!!

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Bleach does the trick but to kill the smell, add a little (say if you put ½" or bleach in an old chipped mug - most people get those from time to time, so keep one for this purpose!) and add about a tablespoonfull of something like conditioner used for washing - what is added to the washing machine to get softer end clothing, etc.  Any sort of perfumed product will work - I use one (here in Spain) for adding to water when mopping the floor tiles.  Works a treat.   Like many, I just cannot work with any sort of gloves.  

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In reply to Zone8, Apr 28, 2013

Thanks all you guys. All very good suggestions.

Thanks again

Andrew

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