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Old 12-11-2018, 11:58 AM   #1
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This question came up here years ago. But it is interesting to find that baby wipes are an affective and gentle solution for this.

Here are several ways to clean marker from various surfaces.

https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Perma...Smooth-Surface

   
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I've used rubbing alcohol effectively in the past but not on an LCD screen. For that I think I'd probably try the babywipes...'-}}



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This question came up here years ago. But it is interesting to find that baby wipes are an affective and gentle solution for this.

Here are several ways to clean marker from various surfaces.

https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Perma...Smooth-Surface
I suppose most people who would need to do that would already have baby wipes to hand anyway …

   
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I suppose most people who would need to do that would already have baby wipes to hand anyway …
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The marker companies sometimes use different solvents but generally, if any of them is used on a non-porous surface, whisky will take them off. Don't ask me how, I found out that would remove drafting ink from plastic media years ago. Later on I figured out that plain isopropanol will do the same job--leaving the whisky for better purposes.

Isopropanol "should" be safe for plastic display screens, it is in most screen cleaners. Some absorbent scratch-free (Bounty) paper towels really helps. Other brands may scratch, especially the ones with recycled fiber content.

And of course if you have a shiny glass screen--then you're golden, the isoprop and anything soft will get the marker off. Even stronger solvents will be safe if the screen is glass. I think GoofOff specifically says it removed markers, that's the gentler one of the yellow "goo" removers, IIRC.
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