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Best Fabric Type For Ink Rags?

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#21 MHBru



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Posted 05 April 2020 - 02:24

i use an old microfiber cloth that came with a pair of glasses... lint free

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 06:31

Just don't get caught in the rain....

I think if you used something cellulose reactive like the noodler's bulleproofs, you'd likely be ok?...

Just give me the Parker 51s and nobody needs to get hurt.

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 08:41

Old t-shirt for wiping excess ink off nib. Microfiber cloth for light cleaning pen body and wiping off finger prints and oil from hand.

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 11:53

I just use old washcloths. I'm on #2 after 8 years.

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 15:06

Just don't get caught in the rain....

I know (assume) you're just joking (and it is an amusing picture you've put in my mind), but....



...I suspect it will work with ink as well as with anything else.  And you could run it alone through the washer and dryer - drying seems to set everything.


I've seen some recommend just salt or just vinegar depending on the type of dye, but lots just tell you to use both.  Another recommended a cold-water wash as hot water can dissolve the dye better and keep it from bonding to the fabric, apparently (so they said).


Anywho, a bit of googling gives various responses, so I'm thinking anyone wanting to do this has a good chance of setting the dye in their shirt - and when they do, we all expect a photo posted back here!!!  (I'm getting tempted to try it myself, though I don't go through ink quickly, so I fear it would take years to dye an entire shirt.

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 05:59

old t-shirts






#27 Strombomboli


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 22:05

Pure cotton rags cut out of old bedsheets.


I wash them regularly at 95° C (203° F) which is almost boiling. Noodler's bulletproof inks are really bulletproof, they never wash out.


American washing machines don't reach that temperature, though.


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 11:00

A dedicated tea towel works well. Just wash it separately. :)

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