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Old 11-06-2018, 10:34 AM
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FYI - Do not use a Sharpie to mark the cut lines in the wing tip light lenses. Isopropyl alcohol wonít remove them! Fortunately, ethanol will, with time and flooding. Took me twenty minutes to get rid of the marks.
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Old 11-06-2018, 11:08 AM
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I used grease pencil/china markers for layout on my plexi-glass.
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:42 PM
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Good idea. Now, if I could only find one . . . No luck at Staples, Walmart, Publix. Iíll try Home Depot next.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:32 AM
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I just ordered these from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Sharpie-2173P.../dp/B000BQS168
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:48 AM
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I use fineline flexible vinyl tape. It can be stretched to go around compound curves and it can be applied and removed and reapplied if you need to tweak it a bit.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:57 AM
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Painter's tape spanning the cutting area, with sharpie marks on the tape??
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:01 AM
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It's been a couple of years, but I believe that I was able to remove sharpie marks with mineral spirits. MS are a preferred solvent for cleaning acrylic; I used it on the whole canopy to get rid of the adhesive from the covering.

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Old 11-07-2018, 05:44 PM
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It's been a couple of years, but I believe that I was able to remove sharpie marks with mineral spirits. MS are a preferred solvent for cleaning acrylic; I used it on the whole canopy to get rid of the adhesive from the covering.

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Thanks for the suggestion, but I tried mineral spirits on the way to ethanol. It didn't work. My wife suggested hairspray, but she didn't have any for me to try.
I didn't have a problem with the first lens, but I guess I just got lucky and didn't have any marks in the middle of the lens that I needed to remove.

By-the-way, Home Depot has grease pencils. They call them China Markers. Not a very clean line, but they don't cause any damage and the marks are easy to remove. I may try the fine line tape if I ever have to do this again.

Thanks for the suggestions from everyone.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:05 PM
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Suggestion - do NOT use Acetone to clean stray epoxy off of your wingtip lenses (or canopy, I expect).

Bad things happen.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:01 AM
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Suggestion - do NOT use Acetone to clean stray epoxy off of your wingtip lenses (or canopy, I expect).

Bad thing happen.
Ditto with MEK!
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