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Old July 29, 2014, 06:45 PM   #1
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Permanent marker on rifle barrel?

I bought this rifle used and it has a few marks on the barrel. It appears to be permanent marker, but I'm not sure. What would be the best way to remove this without damaging the barrel?


Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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Old July 29, 2014, 06:47 PM   #2
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if it permanent marker I'd try rubbing alcohol first. and then wipe it off with an oiled rag
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Old July 29, 2014, 06:48 PM   #3
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Acetone will remove common marker ink (like Sharpies), just don't get it on plastic parts or wood finishes.
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Old July 29, 2014, 10:15 PM   #4
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Regular Hoppes #9 has always removed the touch ups that I've done with a Sharpie.
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Old July 29, 2014, 11:06 PM   #5
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Plain ol' CLP will remove Sharpie and won't damage anything.
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Old July 29, 2014, 11:12 PM   #6
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As will WD-40, fingernail polish remover, lighter fluid, or charcoal lighter fluid.

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Old July 30, 2014, 01:18 AM   #7
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Comes right off of metallic surfaces with a dab of alcohol.

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Old July 30, 2014, 10:33 AM   #8
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Comes right off of metallic surfaces with a dab of alcohol.

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I've tried alcohol with no luck.....perhaps it's not permanent marker?
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Old July 30, 2014, 10:40 AM   #9
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Looks like somebody used one of those black touch-up paint stick pens to cover a scratch.
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Old July 30, 2014, 07:25 PM   #10
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Looks like somebody used one of those black touch-up paint stick pens to cover a scratch.
Is there any way to remove that?
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Old July 30, 2014, 07:38 PM   #11
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Yes.

Nail polish remover, or acetone solvent, and several other aromatic paint solvents.

Goof-Off paint remover is also harmless to the finish and will very likely take it off.

Just be aware it is probably covering up bad scratches that will probably look worse without it.

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