On May 13, 11:32 am, Judy Zappacosta <zappajNOS...@Use-Author-Supplied-
I actually come across this situation fairly often at work (customers
marking product with Sharpie and then finding out that they are NFG
and need warranty replacements, then I need to clean them so we get
credit from supplier who will not accept parts with any writing/
marking on them) and what i've found to work the best is getting the
marker wet with isopropyl alcohol and then scrubbing of what doesn't
come off with alcohol alone with one of those white plastic
draftsman's erasers (the ones that are little white rectangles about
the size of a typical Pink Pearl, but pure white plastic. Staedtler
is the brand name that comes to mind, but there's likely a generic
knockoff available at Staples, Office Depot, etc. A Pink Pearl might
work, but I can only recommend the white ones, because that's what I
have in my desk drawer.)
I have run across parts that will not come clean by anything I've
tried, I guess there must be some new kind of really, really permanent
marker out there (but it's rare that I get those) I just send 'em back
and hope that we get credit for them, not worth my time to try
anything more involved to clean up a $40 part.
The real question is not what will lift the Sharpie, just about any
"hot" solvent will do that (lacquer thinner, acetone, xylene or
trichloroethane) the question is what will not hurt the particular
plastic you are dealing with. Each plastic is different.
Goof Off is basically xylene and is OK on most plastics but test an
out of the way place first.
On Thu, 13 May 2010 15:32:43 +0000 (UTC), Judy Zappacosta
This product has 5 versions, for various uses. I've used #2 to get
permanent red maker off painted doors.
Ball Point Pen & Inks Permanent Markers Nail Polish Hair Dyes
Newsprint Pencil Marks Stamp Pad Inks India Ink Correction
Fluid Fountain Pen Inks Highlighters & More!"
Safe on plastic.
My husband used a green 3M scrubber to remove perm. marker from a
painted wall...to my amazement, there is no sign of dullness on the wall
afterward. Good 'ole Ben Moore alkyd paint :o)
I use a Sharpie marker to mark freezer packages...couple of times the
marker has bled purple onto the kitchen counter when it got wet while
food was thawing.
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