Hello! as I'm writing this, I need help for cleaning ink of my hands. and the ink is a Pilot iroshizuku Asa-gao ink. i like the blue-ish color on paper but not on my hands or all over my desk. it has been tough to remove it from my hands and I tried the following:
Clorox: Not quiet efficient: 3/10 + bad odor
Laca thinner: not recommended. efficiency: 3/10 + sting badly and hurts and let you skin dry.
Ethyl alcohol: still lots of rubbing and not so efficient: 3/10
Isopropyl alcohol: good ol' rubbing alcohol. but still rubbing needed: 4/10
Water: what do you expect? 0/10. note: at first remove the easy part but still don't do anything after 2 seconds.
Water + soap: I don't have millenniums for this: 1/10
Shampoo: really? this just simply don't work: 1/10
Nail polish remover(Not pure acetone + A ton of other eter and alcohol families and perfume chemicals): this is the best i found so far but still, lots of rubbing on skin and I want something that works: 5/10
Baking soda (NaHCO₃ or bicarbonate of soda) + some water and trying to remain more pure as possible: 4.5/10. safest chemical to work with so far. just letting it sink into the solution and. seems to work to a point, but still some blue-ish remains.
Milk: To Be Expected.
Gasoline: To Be Expected.
Borax: To Be Expected.
And during the apply of these possibles "solvents" I found that this ink got oily when trying to clean it from clorox and thinner. I suspect that this ink is iron - gallotannic based ink. because one thing that let me thinking is when this ink I let it on my pilot metro for a long time and it got a black-ish blue. and then when recently refill it, it got the lovely blue that I like.
So any suggestion to find the perfect solvent of this? keep in mind it had passed 24Hrs since I tried this possibles solvents. so is more difficult to remove it.
My priority is my hands first, then the desk.
Edited by Kuss, 13 June 2017 - 19:15.