How do I remove a typo on a document? I need to know how to remove ink from a document without damaging the document.
By Terry from Huntington Beach, CA
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By Judy 05/14/2010
Can you iron it? One time I had something to return to the store and since I was already ironing and since my reciept had been wrinkled in my billfold for two weeks I decided to iron the paper reciept. The heat from the iron took all the ink off the reciept. This didn't help me but maybe you.
By 0ddjob 05/14/2010
Hi! If the ink is ball-point, try immersing the document in brake fluid. It could take up to an hour, and some inks are resistant to this method. Take care that the print ink on the document in not fugitive, otherwise it will be damaged. Rinse well in cold water, then leave to dry. Best experiment with a spare sample, first.
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I goofed when writing on a document. I would like to remove the dry ink and start over again. I don't just want to block it with white out. How do I remove the ink without ruining the document and the paper?
Alen James from Spain
Put some nail polish remover in a small bowl or saucer and then swab the dry ink with a Q-Tip. Repeat until all the ink is gone. I know that on a check you can't tell once it's dry. Good Luck! (03/01/2006)
Get two small containers.
Pour a small amount of Clorox (bleach) in one.
Pour a small amount of Acetone in the other.
Get a few Q-tips.
Dip one q-tip in the bleach and VERY LIGHTLY dab it on the ink you want removed. Before it dries, grab the other Q-tip and dip it into the Acetone. Dab the acetone on the bleached area and the ink should immediately start to disappear. Be very careful with the underlying paper. Just dab lightly with the acetone, however.
If you need to do fine ink removal, cut the fuzzy portion of the q-tip off and dip the 'stick' end into the liquids. It will have the same effect without disturbing ink very close to it.
Believe me - this does work, and I have yet to find an ink that doesn't just fade immediately. Just be careful not to RUB. If ink seems resistant, keep dabbing not to hurt the paper. It will fade. (11/06/2008)
By Arnold A.
How do I remove the ink in an important document, that I put the wrong stamp on?
By Cesar from Chicago
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