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Old 03-09-2020, 10:18 AM
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Super noob question here:

I see people talking about wiping stamps all the time. My question is when a stamp is wiped, can you still see the outline of the stamp or is it gone completely?

One time I ordered an Innova disc from Huk Lab and the stamp was basically removed but I could still see the outline. Is this always the case? For reference, Im thinking about wiping some Discraft discs in Elite Z and ESP.
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Old 03-09-2020, 10:58 AM
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There's always some outline of the stamp visible after you wipe it. How much depends on a variety of factors: plastic, stamp temp, and how much force they use with the stamping press. But there's always SOME.

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I've always used cotton balls and acetone...

I'll sometimes get a halo effect of the stamp color, but I've had 2 Wysocki destroyers where the wiped stamp actually smears into the plastic color, altering it from it's original shade.

A blue stamp turned a yellow disc green
A blue stamp turned an orange disc brownish

Any ideas how to address these larger stamps so the plastic color is maintained after stamp removal?
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Old 03-09-2020, 08:36 PM
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I've always used cotton balls and acetone...

I'll sometimes get a halo effect of the stamp color, but I've had 2 Wysocki destroyers where the wiped stamp actually smears into the plastic color, altering it from it's original shade.

A blue stamp turned a yellow disc green
A blue stamp turned an orange disc brownish

Any ideas how to address these larger stamps so the plastic color is maintained after stamp removal?
Wipe with alchohol first. Once the disc is wetted, use acetone. This allows the stamp color to lift cleanly instead of burning into the disc.

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Wipe with alchohol first. Once the disc is wetted, use acetone. This allows the stamp color to lift cleanly instead of burning into the disc.
Does this really work? I just avoid buying discs with red or blue stamps especially if they are white and I intend to wipe the stamp. I have found that silver and gold stamps come off pretty easy and don't dye the disc during removal. I will have to give this alcohol thing a try. Thanks for the tip!
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For best results use isopropyl alcohol NOT "drinking" alcohol (beer, vodka, whiskey).

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Super noob question here:

I see people talking about wiping stamps all the time. My question is when a stamp is wiped, can you still see the outline of the stamp or is it gone completely?

One time I ordered an Innova disc from Huk Lab and the stamp was basically removed but I could still see the outline. Is this always the case? For reference, Im thinking about wiping some Discraft discs in Elite Z and ESP.
I use brake cleaner. also dyed a disc using pvc primer.
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Old 03-10-2020, 02:10 PM
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I recently bought four r-pro putters with black stamps from dgu and nothing would remove the stamps. Only made them slightly lighter. I used acetone, brake cleaner, brake fluid, wd-40, isopropyl alcohol, carb cleaner, fingernail polish remover,gasoline. Pretty much any and all solvents I have in my garage. In the past the stamp would come off using only acetone. I think the plastic blend for r-pro has changed. My old putters are softer and if I left the acetone on too long the plastic would start to melt.
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