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Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: Michael Sutheimer (---.wi.res.rr.com)
Date: August 29, 2020 12:30AM

Got a rod about 90 percent wrapped. Let it sit a couple days. Sat down today and was just disgusted. When I layout a rod I use a sharpie fine point marker to mark the end of the guide foot. Once I prep the guide foot I have reference mark for the guide's position. I found the red gives a decent enough mark to see on a black blank. Always wrap darker color threads won't ever see it. Never had a problem til today. I wrapped the rod with Hitena Olive colored Nylon thread. Every wrap has a red band of various thickness around the guide foot. How the heck a dry mark from a permanent marker can bleed through into dry thread is a total mystery to me. Needless to say more than a few choice words were said. Will make a habit of wiping all marks off with DNA once the guide is is positioned prior to wrapping. The littlest things seem to bit me is the ass on my builds.

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: August 29, 2020 01:35AM

Michael,
Some folks use a chalk marker to marking blanks. Chalk wipes away cleanly.

I personally never use a marker of any kind on the blank.

Rather, I use 1/8th and 1/4 wide masking tape - in various colors.

As long as the masking tape is only left on for a few hours, there is nothing left of the tape when the tape is removed - within a few hours of application.

Take care

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: Dan Ertz (---)
Date: August 29, 2020 10:28AM

Rod finish acts like a solvent on sharpie marks no matter how dry it is. As Roger suggested, masking tape or chalk are good choices.

I mark the blank where the ring will be - which on single foot guides is usually clear of where the thread and finish with be. A fine tip water soluble maker is another option that can be easily removed after single foot guides are wrapped (without using solvent that can lead to finish issues.)

I also learned the hard way to NEVER use the "china markers" that are sold to mark rod blanks. They're a wax pencil that gets into the texture on raw carbon blanks and leave crud that's hard to remove, and also need to be removed with solvent on painted/clear coated blanks and can leave a "shiny spot."

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: August 29, 2020 10:31AM

Sharpies and any other marker leave a light film of color and that film can be "reconstituted" by solvents, some even by water. Best way is to avoid them, using a process like Roger does. If you use the blue paint mask tape it won't even leave anything if left on for a long time.

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: Michael Sutheimer (---.wi.res.rr.com)
Date: August 29, 2020 02:32PM

The odd thing is I have not applied anything to the rod yet. Just thread over the sharpie mark and the mark was a couple three days old prior to wrapping. I will go a different route in the future.

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: August 29, 2020 06:58PM

That is odd. I thought you had applied CP or epoxy.

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: August 29, 2020 07:29PM

same problem here..i thought the CP over the thread would block it out but all it did was to color preserve the blotch..lol.

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: August 29, 2020 07:35PM

Wrapped a lot of rods in my time, never put marks on a blank to locate guides to this day.

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: Brian Gross (50.226.78.---)
Date: August 31, 2020 09:59AM

Looks like now you have to add red trim bands, LOL

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 31, 2020 03:48PM

I use a white peel off China marker. After I set the guide and wrap to where the guide will stay on, I remove the mark with acetone and continue the wrap.

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: Ben Graham (---.lecnet.com)
Date: September 02, 2020 10:22AM

I've been using china markers. Use a piece of thread to remove the mark.

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 02, 2020 06:56PM

I also use the white china marker, and after setting the guide, I remove the mark with Goo Gone, remove any trace of a mark!

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Re: Anyone Had this Happen.. Warning Sharpie Marker
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: September 05, 2020 01:14PM

of late, i,ve been using china marker to locate the masking tape then wiping off the china marker with isoprople before starting the guide wrap..

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