Sharpie on Display

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by keith moore, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. keith moore macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
    So my clumbsy hands slipped a sharpie out of control and the tip hit my Mac display. Any ideas on how to remove the marks without damaging the screen?


    Keith Moore
  2. FRRYY macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2005
    try rubbing alcohol?

    from wikipedia:
    Removal from surfaces

    Though Sharpie ink will become permanent after setting, it can be easily erased for several hours after writing on many glossy (non-porous) surfaces, most readily smooth metal and glass. On mirror glass, simply soaking a cloth in water and rubbing it hard on the Sharpie ink will remove the ink. Since the ink is based on propanol, butanol and diacetone alcohols; denatured alcohol will remove permanent ink writing from almost all non-porous surfaces. WD-40 will work moderately well on recent markings if alcohol is not available. Sharpie ink that has dried for more than several hours can be removed with acetone, but due to the power of the solvent, acetone may damage the surface material. On some surfaces, the ink can be removed by coloring over the ink with a dry erase marker and then removing the Sharpie ink and dry erase marker ink with a dry cloth. Steam cleaning has proved effective also, as well as rubber erasers. Magic Eraser has also proven somewhat effective on hard surfaces such as brick and very effective on wood furniture[5].
  3. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    Or go over it with a dry erase marker and (then try to) wipe it off

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