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Had much success removing Sharpie marker?

Postby Jimmy » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:49 pm

I'm going to start selling/trading a few discs of mine, which have my name and phone number, mostly in the rim of the disc. Have you guys had much success removing Sharpie from discs. I suppose Acetone would be the way to go here, right?
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Postby jmammo » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:02 pm

the mr. clean magic eraser works good.
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Postby Jerry R » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:16 pm

jmammo wrote:the mr. clean magic eraser works good.


Any secret to dong that. I've tried it, but it doesn't seem to touch do anything.
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Postby plshrk » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:27 pm

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Postby Midnightbiker » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:50 pm

Jerry R wrote:
jmammo wrote:the mr. clean magic eraser works good.


Any secret to dong that. I've tried it, but it doesn't seem to touch do anything.


Same here. no effect on the marker.
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Postby kvanorsdel » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:10 pm

It totally depends. On some champ plastic I've received in trades I've been able to remove the sharpie completely with acetone. other discs acetone removes nearly all the sharpie, while others it doesn't even look like I tried.

From experience Gateway plastic has been the hardest to cleanly remove sharpie from.

Innova Champ has been hit or miss.

I haven't tried much Discraft but the Z I have attempted to remove sharpie from acetone has done basically nothing
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Postby jmammo » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:24 pm

I have never used the magic eraser on new or almost new sharpie print. Only on older print that is faded. I probably should have said that before.
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Postby corey115 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:43 pm

On ESP/Star and Z/Ch., I've had no luck.

Even if I use all of the elbow grease I have. (there might be a bottle close to you :P )
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Postby ChUcK » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:58 pm

My theory is that the extent to which you can remove sharpie is directly related to the age of the markings. I can almost completely remove older stuff with acetone, and newer stuff just fades out a bit.

What would probably work the best is using whatever chemical Sharpie uses as their dye solvent. I don't have a clue as to what that is, though.
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Postby tushamajig13 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:01 am

corey115 wrote:Even if I use all of the elbow grease I have. (there might be a bottle close to you :P )


make sure you pick up some headlight fluid while youre at it :D

my experiences:

dx/pro d - comes off no prob
all premium (pro/champ/star, esp/z/flx) - very rarely (2%) the ink comes off completely...usually it is set into the disc
all gateway plastic - just as bad as other premium plastics

kind of a pain, but its like a momento from a previous dgolfer
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Postby sleepy » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:05 am

In my experience, denatured alcohol works better than acetone. It's available at any hardware store, next to the paint thinners/solvents.


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Postby SkaBob » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:55 pm

Bear in mind sharpie uses multiple inks, some of which are more difficult to get off than others. Normal Sharpies are a different ink than Industrial Sharpies...
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