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Removing Magic Marker from stock?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by G-12, Oct 13, 2011.

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  1. G-12

    G-12 TS Member

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    I have an old stock. Someone took a black magic marker and painted all of the
    checkering. I mean all of it! I've tried commercial stripers, WD-40, hair spray, tooth paste, oil soap and I still can't remove the stains to the wood.
    Any suggestions? Thanks, Ben
     
  2. Trap2

    Trap2 Well-Known Member

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    Ben..... Sorry, but, it ain't gonna happen. No amount of stripper, bleach, oven cleaner, etc. will take out all the marker. The only way to get it out is to sand the wood down to the point the marker is no longer there, and that would take off more wood than you would want. Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  3. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    Magic marker is gone with lacquer thinner.
     
  4. MKillian

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    Just about all marker inks of this sort are soluble in either denatured alcohol, lacquer thinner or MEK. Of course they probably won't draw it out of the wood fibers and they may not be friendly to the stock finish.

    Mike K
     
  5. goatskin

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    ugh

    What works on white boards, is to mark over the permanent with the vis-a-vis (removable white-board marker) of the same color, and erase it.

    Mr Clean Magic Eraser might help, too.

    Then, there's always the peroxide & baking soda paste routine.

    I'm not optimistic, however.

    Bob
     
  6. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Shooter's Choice removes magic marker on the surface. Not sure about what has leached into the wood.
     
  7. grntitan

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    Are you trying to remove it from the clear finish or the is it set into the the wood grain? That part makes a big difference. If its just on top of the clear coat there are numerous things i would try including stoddard solvent. If its set in the pores its gonna be very iffy if anything other than the afore mentioned sanding it out in which case you'll lose alot of wood and all your checkering. I'd just paint the stock if that's the case.
     
  8. G-12

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    Yep, the darn marker is on the raw wood itself. I'll probably start thinking
    about a paint scheme. Thanks! Ben
     
  9. bonzai272

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    custom paint FTW
     
  10. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Get a Checkering tool.

    HM
     
  11. captin

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    Lacquer thinner and a stiff tooth brush,,,,,all gone !
     
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