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Old dry erase marker won't dry erase...

TexiKenTexiKen Dammit!That fish really got me!Registered User regular
edited November 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
This is a weird one:

I have one of those IKEA desks that have a dry erase board on it to jot down notes. When I initially moved into my university apartment, I used a dry erase marker to write down the new phone number for reference.

Fast forward a bit, and I know the number, but when I try to erase it, the marker will not go away. Is there something out there to remove dry erase marker that's kind of been "aged" so to speak, or has anyone run across a way to remove it? I tried rubbing alcohol, and nothing happened. I never knew that if given the time, the marker would set into the board. Moer liek Lie-erase marker m i rite?

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    KurnDerakKurnDerak Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Maybe obvious, but have you tried scratching it off?
    Not sure how it would affect the board, or if you can since it sounds attached to the desk, but soaking it in water?

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    EggyToastEggyToast Jersey CityRegistered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Have you scribbled over it w/ another dry erase marker? That usually works to remove old stuff.

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    coma whitecoma white Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    i was going to say something like windex, but if rubbing alcohol didn't work then i don't really know how effective that would be

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    AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    EggyToast wrote:
    Have you scribbled over it w/ another dry erase marker? That usually works to remove old stuff.

    Works like a charm. Do that.

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    matthias00matthias00 Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    EggyToast wrote:
    Have you scribbled over it w/ another dry erase marker? That usually works to remove old stuff.

    Works like a charm. Do that.

    Thirded. This is the way to get things off of dry erase boards.

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Soft Scrub. yeah, don't ask, it just works.



    if for some reason you find that writing over old dry erase with a new dry erase marker doesn't work, try the soft scrub.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    I can't believe it, but that "write over it and erase" actually worked. What a crazy world.

    Thanks for the tip, and I'll keep the soft scrub in mind too.

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    tony_importanttony_important Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    actually, i once had to remove permanent marker from a white board, and hand sanitizer worked wonders.

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    CasketCasket __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2006
    And if nothing else ever works, use Goof Off.

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