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Old 02 November 2014, 03:47   #1
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Cleaning Permanent Marker off SIB

Hi,

I just bought a 2nd hand Zodiac CaDET 360 Fastroller SIB.

As it was previously registered in QLD I need to change the registration numbers to new NSW ones as they are different between the two states.

The previous owner had drawn the Rego numbers onto the tubes, so I'm wondering what the best way would be to remove the permanent marker so I can have a clean slate to work with.

According to the manufacturer it is made of Strongan™ fabric.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 02 November 2014, 03:53   #2
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Might be tough, Strongan is just their brand name for a PVC type. Acetone is about the strongest solvent you can go at PVC with and in combo with a very fine grade Scotchbrite might improve things but I fear you will stil have a trace.
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I know a trick that works very well to get permanent marker off white boards so it may well work for you.
Get a white board pen. Use it and "scribble" over a small area of the permanent marker. Wipe it off immediately with some kitchen roll, hey presto no permanent marker.
It works very well on white boards so good luck!!


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Old 02 November 2014, 04:27   #4
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Acetone, apply with a scotchbrite pad if being really stubborn.
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Acetone, apply with a scotchbrite pad if being really stubborn.
Acetone tends to smudge permanent marker, I think you might just end up with a big mess. I'd look to stick something over them, then if it changes again it's easy enough to remove and reapply a new patch or vinyl "name".
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Cleaning Permanent Marker off SIB

I would start with something less brutal and work your way up. Try petrol. White spirit. Nail varnish remover and just get more aggressive till you find something. But go careful. If it starts to get soft or sticky. Stop
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You may find that you can lighten it but I have not had luck fully removing it. Kinda makes a good theft deterrent when the letters are put On with permanent marker.
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As said acetone is probably the best chemical.

As also said above getting some PVC and gluing it down is an excellent alternative.
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I know a trick that works very well to get permanent marker off white boards so it may well work for you.
Get a white board pen. Use it and "scribble" over a small area of the permanent marker. Wipe it off immediately with some kitchen roll, hey presto no permanent marker.
It works very well on white boards so good luck!!


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Seriously this work brilliantly on white boards, even when the permanent marker has been on many months.
Give it try before you use any a chemicals on your boat.

And let us all know how you get on!!


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Ethanol spirit works sometimes very well with permanent marker, worth a try. It is not that though stuff so should not go that hard on the pvc.
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