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How to Remove Sharpie from a Blaster


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#1 DartSlinger

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

Some thrift stores use Sharpies instead of stickers to mark the price of their blasters. So instead of using sandpaper, which mars the blaster's exterior finish, I found this to work excellently.

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You will need a blaster with Sharpie on it, a paper towel, and rubbing alcohol.

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Wet your paper towel with rubbing alcohol and rub the Sharpie off.

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It just comes right off! It's that easy!

Note: it comes off best if the Sharpie is written on smooth, glossy plastic. But even if the Sharpie is written on rough textured plastic (for example, the bottom of a Nite Finder handle) it just takes a bit of elbow grease to get if off.

Edited by DartSlinger, 20 May 2013 - 12:14 PM.

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#2 shmmee

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:42 PM

Writing over it with a dry erase marker also works. It returns the ink to a liquid state, mix with the dry erase ink and wipes off. Quick and simple, but like you said it works the best when removing ink from smooth glossy surfaces.
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:05 PM

This works well, but if you do this anywhere on the stock blaster's paint
it will either bleach the color, or cause the paint to chip off.
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#4 DartSlinger

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:47 PM

This works well, but if you do this anywhere on the stock blaster's paint
it will either bleach the color, or cause the paint to chip off.

Stock blasters are not painted, and I have done this to at least twenty blasters, and it hasn't done anything to their color.
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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:58 PM

Stock blasters are not painted, and I have done this to at least twenty blasters, and it hasn't done anything to their color.

Pretty sure he's talking about the accent colors, like the red "tubing" that's above the price on your example blaster.

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#6 shmmee

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:30 PM

Or the white elite streak?
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