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BrittnieDLG
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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.

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Steven Metelski
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Posted by: BrittnieDLG

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.

Electric eraser and erasing shield. Make sure you do not have anything with print under the mylar. I put a sheet of 8.5x11 white piece of paper under it.

It also helps if you dab the eraser on a damp paper towel. The ink comes off better and you don't overheat the mylar.

Otherwise, eradicate is an option, but you're redoing the linework also.

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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.  

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Plus one for this.  In engineering office there was lots of correcting and updating of drawings.

We used curved scalpel blade to scrap the ink and top layer off.

And then priming powder if we needed to re draw over that area.

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Dave Lindell
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The time you waste trying to figure this out could have been better spent on just plotting another Mylar!

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We have to print mylars for record plats. The township, owner and notary sign them before they go to the county. If the county sees an issue before filing, they will ask for a revision. This has to be done by hand otherwise the mylar has to get recirculated to all the agencies for signatures again. 

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If the county sees an issue before filing, they will ask for a revision. This has to be done by hand otherwise the mylar has to get recirculated to all the agencies for signatures again.

Um...technically, that would be fraud -- the signers signed a document that is no longer what it was when they signed it, yet their signatures purport to establish their endorsement of the document as altered.  I understand the desire to speed things along, but this is not a process that I can recommend.

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In Alaska when a plat is recorded, the recording office writes information on the plat. The wrong plat number was written on it - so we needed to fix it before it was put into the public record. 

Nothing is written that alters the surveyed information on the mylar.

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Allen Wrench
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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.

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kotuku4
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Could try white/mineral spirits, I use this for cleaning off permanent marker. 

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Scott Ellis
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Your post gave me a flash back to my Navy days, nothing a little PD 680 could not clean up.

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Acetone + Q tip

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