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Old 12-06-2008, 08:48 PM
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Default Removing sharpie from a disc.

I was wondering if anyone can recommend a way to remove sharpie from the back of a disc. I found a few discs and have tried to contact the numbers on the back. Some said they no longer play and too keep the disc while others have changed phone numbers and obviously can't be reached. I also have a disc or two that I don't want anymore. I would like to put these discs up for trade. Before I do that I would like to remove the sharpie writing on the back. If anyone has a suggestion let me know. Thanks.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:10 PM
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Someone on another thread suggested lighter fluid although I've never tried it.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:32 PM
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Acetone. I've heard of people using things like lighter fluid and brake cleaner but nothing will work as good as 100% acetone.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:46 PM
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DO NOT USE GOOF OFF. It ruins most plastics. 100% acetone is the way to go, but I don't know of anything that will completely take permanant marker off once it has set in.
I suggest dyeing over it - Rit dye. Set your name and number on the bottom with stick-on letters, fill the inside with slightly warm rit dye (not hot or it will take off the letters), let it sit, soak the dye out with a sponge, rinse with cold water, peel off the stickers and voila! The bottom of your disc will be black or brown or whatever color and your name and number will be the original disc color.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:51 PM
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Cool...thanx for the tips. Although I don't want to mark the disc as mine with the Rit dye idea, I will save that for the future if I want the disc.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:10 PM
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I've never heard of dying your info into a disc, nice one John. I usually just use a Sharpie, but I've found that depending on which style of Sharpie used, the ink fades much quicker, especially on Champion plastic.

But to get back on topic, acetone is the only way to go man.
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Kaboom. if you spray it on and let it sit there for about 20 seconds then wipe it of with a paper towel then the name should ome right off. i have done this with about 10 disc i have bought used. what disc do you have to possibly trade?
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i have used gas and my g-friends nail polish remover both worked very well (be careful of the nail polish remover... do not to leave it on the surface of the disc as it likes to eat away soft plastic discs ) also (be careful when siphoning the gas from your neighbors car as it tastes very horrible)
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:33 PM
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also (be careful when siphoning the gas from your neighbors car as it tastes very horrible)

lmfao
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Rofl at matt for.....(be careful when siphoning the gas from your neighbors car as it tastes very horrible) I'll also be posting the discs for trade soon. I need to try again on monday to get in touch with one of the owners. If I can't reach them I want to include it as well.

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