[Solved] Removing Permanent Ink from Mylar
Our office wrote incorrect information in permanent marker on a Record of Survey.
Any suggestions on how to remove the ink? We tried rubbing alcohol, which faded the ink but it is clearly still there and legible.
We don't need to remove the actual printed information, just the handwritten ink.
Not to indicate that I ever put anything incorrect on a record plat, but if I did: I removed the top layer of Mylar containing the illicit notations with an abrasive (grey) eraser, then prepared the exposed Mylar with liquid fixative or powdered abrasive and then reapplied the correct notation. Good Luck.
The time you waste trying to figure this out could have been better spent on just plotting another Mylar!
I've seen a guy do this with an old-school electric eraser, the kind that's about the size of a soda can with an eraser wand sticking out. It totally removed the ink, but you could tell the mylar had been altered. You might also try a discreet amount of brake cleaner on a sample page. I use that to clean plotter rollers and it totally obliterates anything on them.
Acetone + Q tip