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Ohaus 10-10: Improving Readability Of Small Poise Markings

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by otisrush, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. otisrush

    otisrush Member

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    [The following is NOT a big problem - at all. But after setting the scale and going through a loading session I think about it.]

    The black (paint?) that was placed in the number and line markings that are etched into the small poise is wearing off, making readability *slightly* challenging. I've been wondering for a while if it is possible to re-mark those lines somehow.

    Has anyone done anything like this on this scale? Through another forum I've learned that some people use a white china marker to make the indented lettering on their Garand rifles white so they're easier to read. So having just learned of that method for Garands, I'm wondering if it might be an option for my poise situation. The silver poise may make the white not very (or at all) readable. I think these china markers come in other colors - so maybe I just try to do it in black. I'm thinking it might give the scale a fresher look overall as well.

    Comments or other ideas?

    Thx.

    OR

    (These aren't mine. I found this pic on the web to show an example.)

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  2. LiveLife

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    Jump to 5:50 minute mark of video for outcome

     
  3. jmorris

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    A sharpie and a quick wipe with something with a solvent that will remove the extra ink on something that isn’t soft enough to extend down into the “cracks”.
     
  4. Blue68f100

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    If the lines are etched all you need to do is add some kind of paint, wax, then rub off the excess leaving just the etching. I use to use the paint sticks used for marking steel. Most anything will work if it can be rubbed on and wiped off, to fill the etching.
     
  5. otisrush

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    Thanks all.

    I like the Sharpie idea. I think those "china markers" are basically grease pencils. I wonder if the weight of the material might throw off the scale?

    I may practice on something to try the technique prior to trying it on the scale.

    Thanks again!
     
  6. GW Staar

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    I would have said Dykem but most folks would have to look up what it was. Any ink won’t effect is as much as what’s gone off of it now.
     
  9. cheygriz

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    Typing correction fluid (white out) works.
     
  10. GW Staar

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    What I suggested is permanent and easy to clean at least before it's dry.....plus I wasn't clear whether he was needing black on white or white on black. Either is available. I've found it in the past at my local Office Max....don't know if you will. I know you can find correction fluid....I just don't know how permanent it is. If it is it surely would be easier to find...cleanup? What's the solvent of choice for it.

    Dykem? You are right that's a new word....where do you buy that? and whats the chemical base of it?
     
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