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  • What do you use to mark your discs?

    I marked all my discs with a Sharpie on the inside of the rim.

    After 2 rounds I can barely see it!

    What can I use that will really stay on for a while?

    Thanks,

    James

  • #2
    After thoroughly cleaning hundreds of discs and every type of plastic except the new recycled wood type plastics and the steady ed ash plastic .. I can say that Sharpie is impossible to get off with standard cleaners if you are using star plastic. it will come off of Champion plastic but you have to seriously get down and dirty with it. I have to practically lean all my weight into the cleaning of the disc to push hard enough to get the ink off (naturally I only do it on discs that have been given to me). DX plastic the ink comes right off. Ching plastic the ink comes off easier than most. Discraft plastics vary, but as a rule they come off easier than champion plastic.

    I use a standard ink pen on my champion stuff.

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    • #3
      Sharpie doesn't come off Discraft FLX plastic.
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      • #4
        Brian,

        I have a Discraft elite-X that the Sharpie just wore off after 2 rounds.

        And a Discraft ESP that Goof Off took the Sharpie right off.

        These are very old Sharpies, could that be the problem?

        James

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        • #5
          I throw alot of discraft and have both ESP, Z and X discs. I also use a sharpie to put my name on the rim and i probably put my name on my discs twice a year. I've never had a problem with them wearing off. I write it over the lettering on the rim (if there is some) because I dont like to grip over the writing so I know it won't wear off. It works for me and i play alot of rounds.
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          • #6
            Make sure you are using black and not a colored sharpie. Even brown seems to come off much easier. I have tried multiple different Sharpie brand pens and only black seems to stick for me. I guess other things to watch are possibly let it dry overnight and make sure it is dark and not rubbed in. By that I mean press lightly when you do it so you don't squish the ink around and make it wider but not darker. Light touch seems to work better.

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            • #7
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sam View Post
                A mini.
                *gets it*

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                • #9
                  I use a black sharpie. Seems to last pretty well, and I wasn't able to remove all the ink from the Aviar I got used. Age of the sharpie might have something to do with it, and probably the brand you used too.

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                  • #10
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Adam Schneider View Post
                      Sharpie doesn't come off Discraft FLX plastic.
                      Yer durn tootin!

                      I find Sharpie works okay for everything I use except R-Pro. I redo my DX by writing straight over the old Sharpie and piling it on helps. FLX and it's ON there, baby!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sam View Post
                        A mini.


                        I was completely expecting a conversation on what types of minis people use. Hell, I've seen crazier threads in here.

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                        • #13
                          I find that if I mark my disks when it's cold the sharpies rub off pretty quickly. I have two discs that I marked on a 90 degree two years ago and have never had to remark them.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by James View Post
                            I marked all my discs with a Sharpie on the inside of the rim.
                            I don't know if anyone else caught this part, but marking the disc where you grip it will cause the ink to wear off much faster when it mixes with the oils in your fingertips.You may want to write on the bottom of the flight plate instead.

                            What can I use that will really stay on for a while?
                            Black Rit dye. :wink:

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                            • #15
                              I have noticed that on my Lighting discs the sharpie wears off pretty easily, but other then that it works really well.

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