Stupid Question...

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  1. Nikon Fan

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    Well I have a question and it's stupid b/c of the story behind it. I got some new ink for my printer, and when I opened it, it busted all over my hands and now they are stained blue :lol: It's not as bad as it sounds, they aren't covered or anything, just pretty blue. I tried using Goop (hand cleaning stuff) to get it off but no luck. Anyone have any suggestions??? I could only hope to have it off by tonight, b/c I work scorekeeping at the YMCA and the coaches are gonna give me crap when I take they seem my blue hands filling out their lineups :lol:
     
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    Alcohol or white spirit and LOTS of rubbing. It'll come off, just takes a while. It's soaked into your skin. Oh, and if you're worried about dry hands you'll want to put on some hand cream afterwards. It'll take all of the oil out of your skin.
     
  3. MDowdey

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    turpentine, acetone(fingernail polish remover).

    works wonders. and use something abrasive, like a pummice stone.
     
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    Thanks guys! I tried the alcohol but no luck...Didn't have any fingerail polish remover or turpentine either...but my dad (used to work in a printshop) finally got home and went and go some stuff that takes ink out well. Orange something or another, has small bits of pummice in it and came with a scrubber...so I was able to get most of it off.

    I've learned my lesson, when it says push way to do that until you set it in the printer :lol:
     
  5. MDowdey

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    it was probably go jo. good stuff!
     
  6. ferny

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    Ooo, I forgot about that kind of stuff. It's been ages since I've had my hands greasey enough to need it. *remembers the one which smells of marzipan :drool: *

    Oh, and UV wash could work to. But they tell you not to put your hands in that... :oops:
     
  7. MDowdey

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    ferny what is UV wash? ive heard that name before...


    acetone really isnt safe for hands in large amounts over an extended period of time, but it really does the trick for a one off situation.
     
  8. ferny

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    Roller and blanket wash for use with UV inks used in the printing industry. I won't pretend to know anything about it. Apparently the old stuff used to eat through rubber gloves, hence it being a bad idea to use it on your hands. Again... :oops: Stuff like that doesn't bother me at the moment.

    if you're bored
    http://www.signindustry.com/screen/articles/2003-07-11-BS-UVorNotUV.php3

    Oh, I think it's a term used with UV lights as well. Just like you'd "wash" a subject with tungsten light you wan "wash" them with UV light. You just need a big lamp. UV photography is great, if you're careful.
     
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    Just tell them it's the security dye from the bank job you pulled off last night!:lmao:
     
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    Yeah, it gets everything off your hands - even layers of dead skin! :shock:

    I was using it to get Fibreglass Resin off my hands a while back when I was working for a friend, we were building a bodykit for a show car and I had itchy hands for weeks after.
     
  11. MDowdey

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    yeah ive heard of people getting cancer from it..but that was being exposed over years and years.

    now MEK on the other hand will start to cut off oxygen to the brain.

    methyl ethyl ketone is bad ass stuff. stay away...
     
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    amanda ... you should have photogrpahed your hands ... would have made a good abstract maybe ?
     

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