Removing Permanent Marker from a CD

How do I remove Sharpie permanent marker off of a CD?

By fate from Las Vegas

November 1, 20100 found this helpful

Try using a Magic Eraser, by Mr.Clean. I work in an elementary school and use this product on everything! Green product because it has NO chemicals and leaves no residue. We use it on desks, whiteboards and for removing pencil, pen ink and marker from everywhere.

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November 2, 20100 found this helpful

Isopropyl alcohol on a soft cloth or cotton ball. If it's on the body of the CD and not the label portion, the CD might be permanently damaged from the ink though. :-(

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April 17, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Worked exactly as you said it would. I really appreciate your taking time to post this information. You just saved me $49 as a result of your great information and my being able to reuse these disks. You're great!!!

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November 6, 20100 found this helpful

Just use regular rubbing alcohol and a tissue or soft cloth.

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April 22, 20130 found this helpful

Ink will usually come off with a little rubbing alcohol.

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May 31, 20140 found this helpful

I need to do this all the time at the lab and the easiest and safest way is to use household rubbing alcohol. This even works with Industrial Sharpies, although you'll have to do some soaking and rubbing. Simply soak a paper towel with alcohol and then cover the ink and press lightly. Wait a minute or so and then immediately take a dry clean towel to rub and dry the area. Repeat if necessary. Don't let the dirty alcohol dry or the ink you just dissolved will spread on the CD. Soak up the dirty alcohol immediately.

Do NOT use harsh solvents like mineral spirits or nail polish remover. They'll remove the ink but will also dissolve your CD (and many plastics).

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January 12, 20160 found this helpful

Use Cutex nail polish remover. Perhaps another make of nail polish remover will work, but can only confirm for Cutex

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