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Removing Sharpie from DVD discs (label side)

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Bob Movies, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Bob Movies

    Bob Movies Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Everyone,

    I recently bought Punch-Drunk Love and One Hour Photo used from Blockbuster. When I got the discs home, I see that they've been marked up with sharpie marker - they have BBV and the disc numbers written on them. In addition to Sharpie, the PDL Disc is marked with some sort of gold pen.

    Is there any solution that I can use to remove this writing without damaging the disc? Has anyone experienced this before when buying previously viewed?

    Thanks!

    Bob
     
  2. Tony Aguila

    Tony Aguila Stunt Coordinator

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    That's happened to me... but I did it myself. I used to mark my DVDs with a Sharpie just to remind friends who borrowed them who they belonged to. But I stopped doing it... marking them, that is, but I still loan them out, to a select few friends.

    I hope your disks were only marked on the inner hub, not the silkscreened label. Anyway, go to your pharmacy and get the purest grade isopropyl alcohol (98%, I think), and with Q-Tips, you should be able to carefully rub them off. I didn't think it would work either since those Sharpies are supposed to be permanent. But it works.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Shayne Lebrun

    Shayne Lebrun Screenwriter

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    Also, try Goo Gone or Sticky Stuff Remover; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But this is what I use on my Blockbuster PVs.
     
  4. Johnny Jr.

    Johnny Jr. Stunt Coordinator

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    I second Goo Gone. I have used it on the blockbuster black sharpie and even the gold and silver pens that they sometimes used. Worked great!
     

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