Would a Sharpie work on an iPad?

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  1. marty1990 macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry, am not planning on going to.

    Am just curious whether a Sharpie, or permanent marker work on an iPad, considering it's aluminium/glass.
     
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  3. JohnH108 macrumors newbie

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  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Just cover it in duct tape for a cover and then customize with a sharpie. Easy as pie! ;)
     
  5. marty1990 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lol, I'm not wanting Sharpie on my iPad... I was just curious if anyone has tried it and whether it 'stuck'.

    I got a Gerber Dime multi-tool, and the paint was coming off on one of the edges, and I used a Sharpie on it - just because it was brand new and it already had 'wear and tear', if you will. It rubbed off straight away, so it apparently doesn't work on strainless steel. Then I started to wonder about aluminium........... basically, I need a science lesson.
     
  6. JohnH108 macrumors newbie

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    Yes works just great...... OH Crap!!! :(
     
  7. ncarnall macrumors member

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    Anyone know how to remove permanent marker from iPad? :D
     
  8. jabingla2810, Aug 29, 2012
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    You're not planning on doing it, or not wanting to do it.

    Why make a thread on it?

    You might aswell make a threads asking:

    If I drove over my iPad in a bus would it break it?

    If I put my iPad in a toaster, then spread butter on it would it taste nice?

    If I buried my iPad in a field with the alarm beeping, could somebody find it before the battery died?
     
  9. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    The coloured parts of an iPad are glass, so my guess is even a "permanent" ink would clean off fairly easily. And by the same token, you wouldn't have a situation of the black or why colour chipping off, since the colouring is under the glass and would only be an issue of the glass cracked or broke.

    The ink might work on the aluminum back, but it would be pointless unless you wanted to write on it.

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    iPads are delicious on their own, they don't need butter.
     
  10. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I find that Acetone removes Sharpie ink quite nicely ;) Although I'm not sure what other effects it will have on an iPad :p
     
  11. spaghetti head macrumors member

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    Try isopropanol alcohol (rubbing alcohol) instead. It will take off the Sharpie, and it's not as hard on finishes as Acetone is.
     
  12. dchao macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious. I want to know the answer to the above question too. Could someone try it on his/her iPad?
     
  13. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    I think I peed just a little laughing at this.:D
     
  14. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    just try it on something else thats aluminum .. like a can, foil etc
     
  15. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    I'm sorry but I don't quite understand thee purpose of this thread. Will the Sharpie permanent marker write on glass? The answer is yes.

    Grab one and try it on one of your windows. You can then easily use rubbing alcohol or acetone to remove the marks.
     
  16. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    I find that if you want to really mark something up with a Sharpie, the Industrial brand works much better at resisting chemicals.

    We have these at work - I'm not sure where you would buy them.
     

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  17. Purant macrumors 6502

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    If I drop my iPad in a forest and no one is around to hear it.... is it still covered by warranty?

    (assuming that I find it first)
     
  18. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Try Google sometime.
     
  19. dchao macrumors 6502a

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    Googling will bring you back to THIS thread! (Don't believe me? try it yourselves) And we are just going around in a circle :D

    It also proves this is the MOST popular page on the Internet for people who have question on "Would a Sharpie work on an iPad". LOL
     

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