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What to use to remove junkyard marker pen?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ol Blue, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Ol Blue
    Joined: Oct 31, 2005
    Posts: 391

    Ol Blue
    from In

    I have a body panel that has the yellow junk yard crayon/marker on it. I would like to get it off without damaging the "patena" of the part. I've tried goo-gone, heat, razor blade, heat gun and anything that takes the markings off also takes the paint off.

    Any ideas??
    Ol Blue
  2. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 5,957

    from Central NJ

  3. Hrodblack
    Joined: Jan 16, 2007
    Posts: 39


    paint thinner
  4. I had some tough shit to remove a long time ago and my grandfather reached in his smoking drawer and pulled out Zippo lighter fluid. Worked great then and still works great today. Bottle in my tool box, waiting for the next tough spot. The old man knew and showed a few things that strangly stuck in the back of my head, even odder is when and where those thoughts pop out.
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  5. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 919


    I don't know if it will remove yard crayon but we use Pam oven cleaner to remove old lettering off of trucks. If it's factory paint under neath you can leave it on longer but if it's been repainted then you have to watch it real close otherwise it will lift the finish. Steve
  6. CharlieLed
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 2,405


    Lacquer thinner or acetone usually works well. If you are environmentally conscious or just don't want to use petroleum based products then try Castrol SuperClean...just don't let is stay on your skin for more than a few seconds!
  7. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,189

    from OKC, OK

    Lacquer thinner always works for me.
  8. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,652

    Chris Casny

    As mentioned above, Lacquer Thinner, does the job.
  9. skyrodder
    Joined: May 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,923


  10. Ol Blue
    Joined: Oct 31, 2005
    Posts: 391

    Ol Blue
    from In

    Thanks for all your responses. I was having lunch with some old friends that run a Bonneville and a local salvage yard guy was there. He told me to use rubbing alcohol.

    I tried it and it gets the marker off and doesn't do too much damage to the paint around the markings. However, when the marker writing came off, the paint under it came off too. Sooooo, no instead of the yellow marker, I have the writing showing up through the next layer of paint. :( I guess the old oxidized paint just didn't hold up under the marker. I think I'll be able to lightly sand it so the letters won't show though, and maybe it will look like the paint was worn off.
    Thanks again for all the advice.
    Ol Blue
  11. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,034


    GOD, just do the work and paint the car, arent there enough rat rods already?
  12. NoPaint
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 74


    The best is lighter fluid
  13. Matt Franklin
    Joined: Jan 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,080

    Matt Franklin

    Havrn't tried it, bu the goo-gone folks claim their stuff works well.
  14. 3Mike6
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 704


    DA sander..why not? Gonna have to paint it eventually.

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