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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 3/18/2006 11:31:25 AM EST
Hi.

Washed my BDUs.

Somehow, a pen got into the mix.

Arms streaked with ink now.

Any idea how to get it off?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 12:24:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:54:27 PM EST
If that doesn't work, you could always try to use a laundry marker to blend in the ink so it looks like another black blob. Might work for a field uniform, but I wouldn't want to be in formation and hear the PSG or 1SG say "Open ranks, March" while wearing them.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:58:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Unicorn:
If that doesn't work, you could always try to use a laundry marker to blend in the ink so it looks like another black blob. Might work for a field uniform, but I wouldn't want to be in formation and hear the PSG or 1SG say "Open ranks, March" while wearing them.



It's a 10" long, straight down as my arm hangs. About 1/2" wide.

We're overdue for open ranks.

A friend advised me to use hairspray. It did a decent job, but took a few cans. Anyone other than USAF isn't likely to have hairstarch hanging around.

MEK/leather luster stripper did a much better job.
Acetone/nail polish stripper was also recommended, but the PX is closed.

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