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How to remove screen print from generic bags?
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Post# 124911   2/14/2011 at 02:28 (4,765 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Kind of a follow-up from my To-fit bags thread, I'm interested to know if it's possible to safely remove the screen print from said bags in order to remove the "state the obvious" logo which I despise...

I have a plain grey bag here that I don't mind experimenting on (bought it for the U1104, sold the vac without this grey bag, which is now surplus to requirements), and I'm guessing that solvents are the key, but I just daren't try anything until someone can tell me how to remove the "logo" safely... :)

Pic of the bag in question'll follow this post, it's on my phone and I can post it from that directly... :)

Post# 124912 , Reply# 1   2/14/2011 at 02:30 (4,765 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

The pic:

Post# 125002 , Reply# 2   2/14/2011 at 23:27 (4,764 days old) by truckerx (Palm Springs, CA)        
Bag print

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I'm just thinking out loud, but perhaps something mild but strong like an orange based cleaner might do it? I'd be afraid of using paint remover myself.

Post# 125015 , Reply# 3   2/15/2011 at 03:41 (4,764 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

The only solvent I have access to in this house is paint stripper, and I'm not really that brave, for all I know the stuff'll melt the bag, cos it feels synthetic... :S

Does make me wonder what they use as the solvent for the stuff when the ink is liquid....

Post# 125048 , Reply# 4   2/15/2011 at 12:23 (4,764 days old) by klectrolux ()        

If its just ink or painted on, and the actual fabric isn't died, try a little bit of nail polish remover on a hidden spot. Nail Polish Remover, in small quantities, can do wonders on removing ink, sharpie, and etc...

Post# 125054 , Reply# 5   2/15/2011 at 12:40 (4,764 days old) by Ohio_Tuec ()        

I would say try rubbing alcohol first. Nail polish remover might be a bit too caustic. I've used rubbing alcohol for years to remove paint scratches from plastic vacuum housings.

- Karl

Post# 125066 , Reply# 6   2/15/2011 at 17:00 (4,764 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Rubbing alcohol always seems to be the solution to things, but I haven't got any, or know where to get it (I'm sure fellow UK collectors will tell me that it's simple like going to B&Q or something!!)... :P

Tried hot water soaking as suggested to me by someone, no effect unfortunately, but that bag is only for finding a solution, don't mind damaging it, thinking of pulling the zip off for my G3's bag (it's the taller style bag that accommodates the drainpipe filltube setup)... :P

Post# 125072 , Reply# 7   2/15/2011 at 17:30 (4,764 days old) by collector2 (Moose Jaw, Sk)        

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For rubbing alcohol try the pharmacy (apothocary) section of the bigger stores.

Post# 125284 , Reply# 8   2/17/2011 at 12:09 (4,762 days old) by commodoremoody ()        

I bought an old Royal with a red and black bag for 3 bucks at an estate sale a while back.

It's crown and Royal logo on the bag were in perfect shape, but the bag was pretty dirty.

So I washed it in the washing machine, as I've done to other bags before.

After it came out, most of the pristine logo was gone. :(

(I did end up fixing it with a paint pen)

Maybe washing it would work?


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