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any marker to use on bodywork

My car is now sitting in epoxy primer and I want to go round it marking all the little imperfections that were missed. Can I use any felt tip marker or should I use a particular type of pen?

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My car is now sitting in epoxy primer and I want to go round it marking all the little imperfections that were missed. Can I use any felt tip marker or should I use a particular type of pen?
I would stay away from any felt tip markers.They will often bleed through your paint and are a bugger to get rid of. A common lead pencil is a better plan.An air brush with a lighter or darker primer works good too.
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I will be more serious, DON'T EVER USE A MARKER. Use a pencil as Bud says.
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On bare metal, I would use a sharpie brand marker. When you are done, it can be removed with acetone.
After the panel is primered, to be safe, use paints or primers compatible with what ever is on the panel, and will go on the panel. Acetone can soften a lot of paints, and primers, especially if they are fresh.
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This is the thing, why use a sharpie that CAN cause you all kinds of trouble when you can use a pencil that won't? A Sharpie will bleed thru paint like nothing I have ever seen. You can paint over it and it will come back so fast and severe you would think someone walked in the booth and wrote it on top of the paint after it was painted! The stuff is VICIOUS! As a painter I wouldn't have the stuff in the shop anymore than silicone spray. If something else will work, why chance it?

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I offered a type of marker. In the very next sentence, I told you how to remove any traces of the marker.

For what it is worth, it was suggested that a felt tip marker be used in other threads in this forum, dealing with rust removal, and metal finishing.
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I offered a type of marker. In the very next sentence, I told you how to remove any traces of the marker.

For what it is worth, it was suggested that a felt tip marker be used in other threads in this forum, dealing with rust removal, and metal finishing.
You are right, it is common practice in metal finishing, as well as Blue Dycom. But we are talking about primer, that will absorb some of that ink. If you are VERY careful to get it all out, well of course it is a moot point. But darn that stuff is dangerous, it will bleed thru paint like nothing I have ever seen. If one chooses to use it, fine, but I want to let them know how serious you have to be at getting it ALL off.

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My car is now sitting in epoxy primer and I want to go round it marking all the little imperfections that were missed. Can I use any felt tip marker or should I use a particular type of pen?
Not a good idea to use a sharpe marker on filler or primer
It WILL cause you trouble as has been mentioned above.
I use a led pencil

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On bare metal, I would use a sharpie brand marker. When you are done, it can be removed with acetone.
After the panel is primered, to be safe, use paints or primers compatible with what ever is on the panel, and will go on the panel. Acetone can soften a lot of paints, and primers, especially if they are fresh.
I'd get a carpenters flat pencil.
They take a lot of abuse.
They make a fat line easily seen and work great to shade an area you want to fix
You can fill ,prime right over the led.
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I used everything from pen, to a sharpie, but I never left it on the panel.
I don't make marks I don't plan to sand off completely.

A pencil is a safe bet.
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often I use a Dry-Erase type marker, especially when pursuing imperfections on cured clear...water won't remove it but a simple wipe with dry cloth will..

this kind--> http://www.buythecasesales.com/expoa...yeraseset.aspx

if your using it for a guide on filler or primer then be sanding it all the way off there

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