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Removing Permanent Ink (Sharpie) from Metal

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The good news with regard to removing permanent marker from a metal surface is that it is easier to remove Sharpie from nonporous surfaces. This is a guide about removing permanent ink (Sharpie) from metal.
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October 6, 2009

How do you remove red Sharpie from a brass doorknob?

By joshnoodle from Mauldin, SC

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October 6, 20091 found this helpful
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Alcohol or denatured alcohol should do it.

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October 18, 20092 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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January 25, 20150 found this helpful

How should I go about removing Sharpie from an old tin lunch box without removing the paint?

By trinityk

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July 22, 20150 found this helpful

Just a suggestion try clean the marks off from the inside. Tin should be thin enough for the derutent hot water wax. Which they use for cleaning spray paint off walls. Thanks for your hits and tips.

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February 6, 20160 found this helpful

If you have any acetone or nail Polish remover it should work. Ithe worked for me

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March 7, 20170 found this helpful

We found Ajax powder cleaner to work!

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August 16, 20170 found this helpful

I looked her for advice to remove Sharpie pen on a beautiful metal flask. I tied Comet and a wet rag. Bam! Came off so easily! Thanks for the suggestion!

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August 17, 20170 found this helpful

If you draw over the sharpie with a dry erase marker it should wipe off.

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April 14, 2017

I have permanent marker on metal bathroom stalls. How do I get it off?

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April 14, 20170 found this helpful

You can draw over it with a dry erase marker and use a rag to wipe off.

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April 15, 20170 found this helpful

I do the dry erase marker trick, too but sometimes when there's some left over, I will use wd-40 and a soft cloth

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April 15, 20170 found this helpful

Have you tried rubbing alcohol?

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Anonymous
April 17, 20170 found this helpful

To remove sharpie from metal,you'd have to keep scrubbing soap and water on the sharpie mark until the mark fades away.I hoped this worked!!!

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