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Thread: Can u get sharpie off of your uke?

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    Default Can u get sharpie off of your uke?

    My friend got a sharpie line on his uke and long story short it dried and he wants to be cautious with the wood and is just wondering how to get it off. it is a concert 2010 kamaka.

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    I used goof-off to get marks off of a guitar and it didn't affect the finish.
    http://www.goofoffstainremover.com/

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    and it doesnt stain the wood?

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    Aloha Uketoaster,
    On his Kamaka......depends if he has a satin or gloss finish..I guess..
    What was he thinking...MM Stan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mm stan View Post
    On his Kamaka......
    What was he thinking...
    Yeah, what's the "rest of the story"?
    cletus

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    As per request:

    the rest of this tragedy:
    He's an artist, and if you know artists, they are quite messy! he has pictures and ink pens everywhere and art supplies all over his table. So his uke gets into the equation in his "art studio" and from there he doesn't know how the line (about 3/4 of an inch long) got on his uke..although he says he was using a sharpie for work that day...poor guy.

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    the finish is gloss.

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    I cannot stress enough, Although it is not recommended...I'd try to test some cleaning agents first...maybe on an unnoticable place to see if it reacts with the finish....just a small spot...
    if no reaction...you know what to do....Ie fantastic, 409... just lucky it was not bare wood....Good Luck!!
    Last edited by mm stan; 09-22-2010 at 05:42 PM.

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    Denatured Alcohol (get it at Lowe's). Mark a tile or countertop or something and try it and watch it work. Like mentioned above if you try it on the uke try it on a unnoticable spot. I use dnatured alchol on wood working projects all the time, all different types of finishes with now problems.

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    does the type of wood differentiate the effect the alcohol would have on it?

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