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Old 02-20-2017, 10:29 PM
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Jimmontg oh thank you I didn't even realise. Thank you very much for the advise I'll create a new post.
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:44 PM
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I used a brand new Sharpie to draw pictures on polished carbon steel blades.
I cleaned up my designs with a dry toothpick which easily and precisely removes the ink from the polished surface.
I then etched in ferric chloride and the FC did not penetrate the sharpie ink at all.

Spray with Windex to neutralize and remove the ink with alcohol and a paper towel.

I've attempted this three times. All were successful.


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Old 02-21-2017, 12:57 PM
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Hey Andy.

Thank you for the advise. I'll give it a try!
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:38 PM
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A sharpie? How much did you water down the Ferric acid if at all?
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:35 PM
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I use the circuit board etchant from Radio Shack straight from the bottle on at least one. For most etching I run a 50% dilution with distilled water.


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Old 02-21-2017, 04:36 PM
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New Sharpies leave a very thick coat of wet ink that levels itself nicely--no areas of 'see-thru'. That's what you want.


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Old 02-21-2017, 10:02 PM
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Angry Great to know.

Now who's fault is it I never heard this before?!!?

Must be your fault Mr. Garrett. No Doubt
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