How do I get marker pen off a CD?

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  • quedex 20 Feb 2006 16:42:26 3,135 posts
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    Someone has very kindly decided to draw on the data side of one of my CDs with a permanent marker pen.

    Does anyone know a sensible way of cleaning it so I can access the disc again, please?
  • darkmorgado 20 Feb 2006 16:43:03 15,561 posts
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    Use the blood of the idiot who did it.

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  • pjmaybe 20 Feb 2006 16:43:18 70,676 posts
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    Meths usually does the trick....

    /hic


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  • DangerM0use 20 Feb 2006 16:44:07 740 posts
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    Gently use a rubber... ;)
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    Nail varnish remover.
  • billythekid 20 Feb 2006 16:45:31 11,146 posts
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    A bit of wet n dry should do it. ;)
  • Tiger_Walts 20 Feb 2006 16:48:34 16,596 posts
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  • pjmaybe 20 Feb 2006 16:49:30 70,676 posts
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    Apparently (taps nose) weeing on permanent marker will do the trick...only if you're female though...

    /readies video camera

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  • Whizzo 20 Feb 2006 16:50:07 43,160 posts
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    I wonder if the old trick of using a wipe offable pen over a permanent one works on CDs like it does on whiteboards?

    Otherwise use iso-propyl alcohol.

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  • smoothpete 20 Feb 2006 16:50:24 31,536 posts
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    Draw over it with a dry wipe marker, it will come straight off. Seriously. I've accidently used permanent markers on white boards before, this really works
  • boo 20 Feb 2006 16:51:37 11,795 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Draw over it with a dry wipe marker, it will come straight off. Seriously. I've accidently used permanent markers on white boards before, this really works

    This does work for some reason.

    Failing that, there ain't a problem in the world that can't be fixed with WD-40.

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  • timmyc 20 Feb 2006 16:53:20 382 posts
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    Try Ronseals "Quick Drying CD Marker Pen Remover"
  • smoothpete 20 Feb 2006 16:53:40 31,536 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Draw over it with a dry wipe marker, it will come straight off. Seriously. I've accidently used permanent markers on white boards before, this really works
    Just tried it, it works
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    boo wrote:
    there ain't a problem in the world that can't be fixed with WD-40.

    My arm has fallen off.
  • quedex 20 Feb 2006 16:55:57 3,135 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    I wonder if the old trick of using a wipe offable pen over a permanent one works on CDs like it does on whiteboards?
    smoothpete wrote:
    Draw over it with a dry wipe marker, it will come straight off. Seriously. I've accidently used permanent markers on white boards before, this really works
    That's superb!

    Don't have a clue how it works, but it's done the trick. Thanks all.


    Edited by quedex at 16:57:10 20-02-2006
  • smoothpete 20 Feb 2006 17:00:34 31,536 posts
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    Whitey McCool wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    Draw over it with a dry wipe marker, it will come straight off. Seriously. I've accidently used permanent markers on white boards before, this really works
    Just tried it, it works

    You told him it worked but were so unsure you then had to go and try it?

    /is righteously indignated
    Well, I knew it worked on whiteboards and tabletops, thought I better try it on a CD in case quedex's next post was along the lines of "pete you wanker, you owe me a CD"

    ;)
  • opalw00t 20 Feb 2006 17:00:48 11,142 posts
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    Gremmi wrote:
    boo wrote:
    there ain't a problem in the world that can't be fixed with WD-40.

    My arm has fallen off.

    Use some WD-40 then. Jeez.

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  • darkmorgado 20 Feb 2006 17:01:23 15,561 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    Gremmi wrote:
    boo wrote:
    there ain't a problem in the world that can't be fixed with WD-40.

    My arm has fallen off.

    Use some WD-40 then. Jeez.

    ;)

    LOL!

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  • sickpuppysoftware 20 Feb 2006 17:08:46 1,332 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    Gremmi wrote:
    boo wrote:
    there ain't a problem in the world that can't be fixed with WD-40.

    My arm has fallen off.

    Use some WD-40 then. Jeez.

    ;)
    Both of my arms have fallen off and I can't get the top off the WD-40

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  • quedex 20 Feb 2006 17:30:24 3,135 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Well, I knew it worked on whiteboards and tabletops, thought I better try it on a CD in case quedex's next post was along the lines of "pete you wanker, you owe me a CD"

    ;)
    If anyone was going to owe me a CD, it would have been the person who can't tell the difference between a permanent marker and a whiteboard pen. Not that it would have been any less annoying if he had actually used a whiteboard pen...
  • Deleted user 20 February 2006 18:25:33
    I realise this has been fixed now, but for scratches or marks on the underside of CD's the absolute best solution is toothpaste, used it for years now. Does the trick every time
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