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illustrator posted a topic in Repair Q&AI am very new here. Recently, I tried cleaning the inside wall of the barrel (only on the top part) of my Sailor 1911 demonstrator with a cotton bud dipped in ethyl alcohol 70% to remove some waterproof black ink stain. At first, the stain was removed quite easily. But as I left the barrel to dry, I noticed that the once clear barrel turned cloudy on the area that was affected by the alcohol solution. I have tried washing away the layer of cloudiness with water a few times, but it did not work. I have not idea what exactly is the material of the barrel, could it be plastic or acrylic, that
Today I received, very quickly, some metallic Sharpies from Amazon. Many of the reviews had said that the gold one tends to be dry, and it is. But I've seen, and have just checked, youtube vids in which it has been demonstrated that with a little (rubbing) alcohol, markers of this type can be revived provided they've only dried out and still have plenty of pigment left. But where, in the UK, can I purchase rubbing alcohol? If any other UK members know the answer to this, I would very much like to know. Thanks in advance.