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 Post subject: Restore dried out felt marker
PostPosted: Jul Sun 16, 2017 11:55 pm 
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I was in the garage fiddling with stuff and I put water in a vinegar jug so I wanted to mark the plastic jug to indicate it now has water.
I looked around my bench for a marker and finally found an old Carter's Permanent Black Felt Marker. The tip was dried out and hadrley made any kind of a mark at all.
I was too lazy to go in the house to get a new one... so I looked around at everything in view that might help refresh the dried out tip.
Then I saw a small hand-pump bottle of OFF insect body spray. So I sprayed a little on the marker tip and tried it out.
Voila !
Eureka ! .. holy smokes... whatever.
Wow!
It was like a NEW marker.
Who knew?

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 Post subject: Re: Restore dried out felt marker
PostPosted: Jul Mon 17, 2017 1:29 am 
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I usually dunk them in lacquer thinner because it is within the same reach as the can of markers. Works but not that good.

I AM saving some that have dried. I want to extract some of the color with toluene and blend that with clear plastic cement to make a tinted sealer for screws in some radios. Like the Zenith green sealer...

Interesting, a marker that repels insects... You might be on to something Peter.. Especially if it was for kids and could wash off... Washable body tatoos that repel bugs... Hurry, see your copyright attorney NOW...

Try some citronella oil :)

Chas

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 Post subject: Re: Restore dried out felt marker
PostPosted: Jul Mon 17, 2017 6:03 am 
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Chas wrote:
I usually dunk them in lacquer thinner because it is within the same reach as the can of markers. Works but not that good.

I AM saving some that have dried. I want to extract some of the color with toluene and blend that with clear plastic cement to make a tinted sealer for screws in some radios. Like the Zenith green sealer...

Interesting, a marker that repels insects... You might be on to something Peter.. Especially if it was for kids and could wash off... Washable body tatoos that repel bugs... Hurry, see your copyright attorney NOW...

Try some citronella oil :)

Chas

Yeah... lol
you could just write "All bugs stay away" and they would obey.

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 Post subject: Re: Restore dried out felt marker
PostPosted: Jul Mon 17, 2017 2:52 pm 
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I sometimes get results by dipping the marker in IPA

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 Post subject: Re: Restore dried out felt marker
PostPosted: Jul Mon 17, 2017 10:42 pm 
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Edit update:
:( ... I checked a day later... and it was getting gummed up again.. so... maybe it was just empty or whatever..
Forget my trick except for one last spurt out of it I guess. :oops:

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