Removing Sharpie from Metal

How do you remove red Sharpie from a brass doorknob?

By joshnoodle from Mauldin, SC

October 6, 20090 found this helpful
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Alcohol or denatured alcohol should do it.

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October 18, 20091 found this helpful
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I haven't tried it myself, but read recently that if you go over permanent marker with dry erase marker, then rub it off with the dry erase brush both marks will be removed. Good luck.

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April 26, 20160 found this helpful

Oh my god thank you so much! This worked so well and got it off so quickly!!!

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April 27, 20160 found this helpful

in a pinch try hand sanitizer at work for me

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October 8, 20090 found this helpful

In a hidden place take the sharpie and make a mark, let it dry then write over the mark again and quickly wipe both marks. The new ink should remove the old. You may have to do this more than once. If it satisfies you here, go to the real mark you need to remove and repeat without letting the ink dry. Also try nail polish remover, again in a hidden place always when experimenting.

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