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« on: May 07, 2005 08:14:09 AM »

I've got a backpack that is light pink [Eastpak] and last year I covered it with stars/bands names using Sharpie. I like the stars but the band names need to go, and I figured I could wash out the decoration.

Does anyone know if Sharpie can come out with the basic scrub or do I need to bleach it? If bleach how long do I need to leave the bleach in?
Bleaching would also give it a cool effect, but I don't want the threading to break from bleach.

Any information would be very kind. Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2005 08:49:39 PM »

i dunno ab out thread breaking. but i have this one jean jacket i splattered bleach on and it looks awesome! maybe u shuld do that
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005 08:52:20 AM »

Sharpie won't scrub out of nylon--but try one of the Clorox Bleach pens. As long as you only do it *once*, it shouldn't eat through the fabric, and the bleach pen is formulated to go right on fabric so it won't be chemically too strong for the nylon.
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