You know you’re a gun nut…

… when you resort to trying bore cleaner and hoppes number 9 to remove dry erase marker from your kegerator.  I was finding the center line to drill last night, so I tried to mark center line with dry erase marker.  I tested an area with it before I marked, but I wiped it off before it really dried.   Once it dried, it refused to come off.   I tried alcohol, nail polish remover, bleach, you name it.   Eventually I got the idea of trying hoppes number 9, and some Smith & Wesson bore cleaner.   Neither really worked.

What did work was lava liquid soap, mixed with some alcohol.   It was enough of a mix between abrasive and solvent to get the job done.  Hoppes is great stuff for cleaning guns, but for getting dry erase marker off a surface that wasn’t meant for it, not so good.

4 Responses to “You know you’re a gun nut…”

  1. Jetfxr69 says:

    Next time try overwriting the marks, pause, then wipe. The solvent in the marker will loosen the ink and you can often just wipe clean as normal.

  2. Sebastian says:

    A good suggestion. I will have to remember that one.

  3. Nick says:

    on a related note, I learned the other day that Break Free works very well for lubricating a deadbolt

  4. Bitter says:

    Are we making another kegerator, dear? Or rather, are you making another while I again sit and watch? :)