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    Apr 16, 2009, 6:48 AM - Removing a Logo from a bag? #1

    I need to remove some logos from a nylon bag
    Anyone have any ideas?

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    Apr 16, 2009, 7:12 AM - Re: Removing a Logo from a bag? #2

    Heat and some kind of absorbent paper / material?

    Can you tell if the graphic is silk screened or painted?
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    Apr 16, 2009, 7:30 AM - Re: Removing a Logo from a bag? #3

    Try using paint remover/degreaser. That's what I use at work to remove pad printed graphics and it works great.
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    Apr 16, 2009, 12:54 PM - Re: Removing a Logo from a bag? #4

    The paint remover method sounds interesting. Do you know if it's safe to use on Nylon or is there the chance it will melt the fibres?

    Thanks for your help by the way.
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    Apr 16, 2009, 1:09 PM - Re: Removing a Logo from a bag? #5

    NoTsOsErIoUs said: View Post
    The paint remover method sounds interesting. Do you know if it's safe to use on Nylon or is there the chance it will melt the fibres?

    Thanks for your help by the way.
    No problem.
    Nylon is pretty resilient (used for cooking utensils) and doesn't melt that easily. Unless you're planning on putting it your oven

    Seriously though, I would do a small test first before smearing the paint remover all over the bag. I use the Duplicolor remover here in case you were wondering which brand to go with.
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    Apr 16, 2009, 5:18 PM - Re: Removing a Logo from a bag? #6

    It depends on what ink was used, how it was cured, and type of nylon. When I worked at the shop, we had a gun that shot sort of a dry cleaning adhesive solvent thru it to clean up small mistakes. I did use it on some large area stuff, but can't recall if I ever did a nylon bag. Probably depends a lot if it's a coarse weave or smooth as well. Screen printing on stuff is kind of a cross between alchemy and a shell game.
    You might look for a local screeen printer and ask if they have a spot-cleaning gun and what they would charge to shoot the image out. At best it will peel off with no problems, at worst it will do nothing, with a possiblity of washing out some of the nylon color, or leaving a ghost image.
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    Apr 16, 2009, 7:06 PM - Re: Removing a Logo from a bag? #7

    Thanks for all the tips and info guys.

    oblagon, the paint remover worked a treat. Hardly any trace of the logos' left. You really have to look hard to see a faint outline but I think that was due to heat being used to apply the logo in the first place.
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    Apr 16, 2009, 7:12 PM - Re: Removing a Logo from a bag? #8

    NoTsOsErIoUs said: View Post
    Thanks for all the tips and info guys.

    oblagon, the paint remover worked a treat. Hardly any trace of the logos' left. You really have to look hard to see a faint outline but I think that was due to heat being used to apply the logo in the first place.
    Great, glad to hear
    The outline wouldn't be from heat, most likely it's a slight indentation where the screen came down to pad print the graphic.

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