How to remove stencil ink?

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  1. Falloutjr

    Falloutjr Banned

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    Yeah, so today I had my racquet restrung and I thought I'd mess around with some stencil ink. The girl behind the desk gives me the stencil ink and I cover my entire stringbed. Didn't think it would be so bad, but it was. In 2 hours, I wore out most of the ink in the middle of the racquet, but I still have little spots right next to the crosses and on the edges of the racquet. How do I remove these without damaging my strings? Thank you.
     
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  2. TennisNinja

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    I know with poly just scraping it off with your fingernail works.
     
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  3. Falloutjr

    Falloutjr Banned

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    Might not work. I keep my fingernails very short, I can't scratch the ink off at all.
     
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  4. ThePKwon

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    You can take a damp face cloth or towel and pinch the strings and rub really hard (no pun intended).
     
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  5. Falloutjr

    Falloutjr Banned

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    I probably wouldn't have even caught that if you hadn't said anything xD
     
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  6. Lakers4Life

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    Stencil ink can be desolved with Isopropyl Alchohol, but it can get messy. Use a rag that you will throw away because it will get stained. Don't use it on Natural Gut.
     
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  7. Virtua Tennis

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    But if the ink has been dry for a while; rubbing alcohol will not get it out.
     
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  8. Falloutjr

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    It's only been on a couple hours I'm having success with just soap and water ill finish tomorrow it won't get anymore dry between now and then.
     
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  9. bryanj2u

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    Just don't GAF about it.
     
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