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Is it possible to remove sharpie off a golf ball?


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#1 golferallan

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 12:00 AM

i wrote on a bunch of new balls the same thing and was wondering if there is a way to remove the marks on the ball (its a sharpie)


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Posted 06 April 2008 - 12:06 AM

alcohol wipe, some windex type products

what did you write BTW???

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 12:26 AM

i drew a finnish flag and a line over the HX TOUR 56 part but the lines r screwed up..

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 01:26 AM

lol - who cares hehehe - play with it or just chuck it in a practice bag or something if u aren't happy with it. If u rip up balls with wedges it ain't gonna last long or just play on a really tight course ;)


Sorry, couldn't help myself - just do wat the above poster said - it should work

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 01:37 AM

sonartec with yoyo grooves should do the trick


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Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:05 AM

rubbing alcohol will always remove permanent marker.  Just scrub it a little bit and it should come write off!
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 03:48 PM

If you're out on the course and you need to remove it, sunscreen works too.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 06:57 PM

Acetone. Just a little on a paper towel will remove it.

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 08:08 PM

i tried some nailpolish remove so acetone and it removed most of the blue color but left some on it as well, like faded blue.. so its tough..

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 07:08 PM

 golferallan, on Apr 6 2008, 09:08 PM, said:

i tried some nailpolish remove so acetone and it removed most of the blue color but left some on it as well, like faded blue.. so its tough..


if you actually call sharpie and ask them how to remove it, they will recomend rubbing alcohol!  :good:

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 01:33 AM

This thread is actually a good find. I made a mistake marking my golf balls recently and I thought that my 2 dozen ProV's were going to be stuck looking terrible.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 06:25 AM

SANDPAPER !

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 06:33 AM

If rubbing alcohol doesn't get it, use Skintastic - that bug spray takes permanent marker off easily.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 08:58 PM

Denatured alcohol works best. You can get it at any hardware store.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:33 AM

I haven't tried it, but you might try a Mr. Clean Magic eraser (perhaps in combo with rubbing alcohol).


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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:11 AM

Nail polish remover or paint thinner both work well.

Edited by storm319, 21 June 2010 - 09:12 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:32 PM

Sounds crazy, but Brake Cleaner :)
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Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

Chug some 150-proof, wait two hours, then let nature take its course.
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Posted 22 June 2010 - 12:20 PM

WD 40

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 01:35 PM

Hitting two clubs less than you need on a par 3 with water in front of the green.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 01:39 PM

Not too sure about off of a ball, but I know that hairspray gets ink out of clothing.  Would probably get it off plastic too.  So maybe your mom/wife/gf has some.



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Posted 25 June 2010 - 04:18 PM

 biscuity, on 20 June 2010 - 08:58 PM, said:

Denatured alcohol works best. You can get it at any hardware store.

Definately, I use it for that task specifically at work.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 11:33 PM

you can also try to use a dry erase marker to go over it and wipe it off.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:41 PM

+1 for this. Believe it or not, it works the best. I have used this trick on white boards when some jacka$$ used a sharpie on it.

 gumby10, on 25 June 2010 - 11:33 PM, said:

you can also try to use a dry erase marker to go over it and wipe it off.


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:55 PM

Goof  Off gets most of it off, then a little car wax brings back the shine :good:


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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:09 PM

 golferallan, on 06 April 2008 - 12:00 AM, said:

i wrote on a bunch of new balls the same thing and was wondering if there is a way to remove the marks on the ball (its a sharpie)


just use a callaway jaws wedge and that ink will be gone, along with some of the cover.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:13 PM

 VA_Astra, on 21 June 2010 - 08:32 PM, said:

Sounds crazy, but Brake Cleaner :)

...Also excellent for removing greasy food spillages on clothing.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

 sompin2do, on 20 June 2010 - 06:33 AM, said:

If rubbing alcohol doesn't get it, use Skintastic - that bug spray takes permanent marker off easily.

Any kind of bug spray seems to work great, I've used the Off I keep in my bag to remove marks from a ball before.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 09:32 AM

I have used a mr clean magic eraser with water and it will remove the sharpie. if you put it on real haevy there may still be a trace of the sharpie but for me it gets rid of it most of the time.

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 10:44 AM

 ironmikes, on 03 July 2010 - 09:32 AM, said:

I have used a mr clean magic eraser with water and it will remove the sharpie. if you put it on real haevy there may still be a trace of the sharpie but for me it gets rid of it most of the time.

I've tried nail polish remover, magic eraser, paint thinner,  Goo Gone, and just about everything else.  Rarely do any of them work. Every now and then a ball comes completely clean (I wish I could figure out the common factor for those times) but usually you can just get the sharpie to fade a little. (green turns to highlighted yellow oddly enough.)

But if someone has a sure fire method (something not yet mentioned because I've tried all of those ... except brake cleaner) then I'd love to hear it.

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