Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 24
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Gaborone, Botswana
    Age
    58
    Posts
    5,540
    Thanked: 1672

    Default Best Marker for Metal ?

    What marker do you use to mark metal for cutting and drilling.

    The internet recommends "Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers" . What is the equivalent over here?
    Kobus

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    durban
    Age
    57
    Posts
    1,664
    Thanked: 1719

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    What marker do you use to mark metal for cutting and drilling.

    The internet recommends "Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers" . What is the equivalent over here?
    Good question. I never seem to find a markie that works or lasts. Typex might work. It also depends what type of steelwork you are doing. On clean metal I use lay out blue in a can.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Robertson/ Larissa, Greece
    Age
    57
    Posts
    6,205
    Thanked: 5159

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    In my appy days we marked with engineers blue and then scribed or punched the marks and lines. Or am I misunderstanding you?

    In the scrapyards they mark parts with some sort of yellow pen. There is no way you get that off!
    Last edited by Francois Theron; 2021/06/16 at 01:35 PM.
    There is never a right time to do the wrong thing and never a wrong time to do the right thing!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hillrise, Kempton Park
    Age
    67
    Posts
    2,442
    Thanked: 2265

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Boilermaker's chalk
    Johan Maree
    Isuzu 300 d-tec
    MB Gwagen G350 Bluetec
    Nissan NP300 2.4 4x4
    Conqueror UEV-25

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to JohanMaree For This Useful Post:


  6. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Durban North.. my name Dudley Reid
    Age
    66
    Posts
    851
    Thanked: 4771

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Same in my Appy ,Engineers Blue,scriber & Centre punch
    Now a permanent marker

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Gaborone, Botswana
    Age
    58
    Posts
    5,540
    Thanked: 1672

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    Boilermaker's chalk
    That is what I'm using now.

    Looking for something more permanent. A white/yellow permanent marker.
    Kobus

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Edenvale
    Age
    56
    Posts
    351
    Thanked: 268

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Still use akrut marking blue in a tube. Occasionally use spanjaard spray marking blue but prefer the akrut.

    There was a recipe of mixing alcohol, food colouring and shellac flakes, but for me it did not dry quick enough.

    Have used permanent marker pens designed for marking labels on clothes - names on kids clothes for example.
    Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Robertson/ Larissa, Greece
    Age
    57
    Posts
    6,205
    Thanked: 5159

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    There is never a right time to do the wrong thing and never a wrong time to do the right thing!

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    Oasis
    Posts
    1,048
    Thanked: 5222

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Ek gebruik nou al die afgelope 7 jaar dieselfde steekpasser, een van daai goedkopes wat mens in die Helix Oxford skoolstelletjies kry. Die punte bly skerp en maak (vir my) 'n duidelike streep op mild steel.
    Cheers
    Willem Greyling

    "When the wise man points at the moon, the imbecile examines the finger" - Confucius

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    durban
    Age
    57
    Posts
    1,664
    Thanked: 1719

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dudleytheplumber View Post
    Same in my Appy ,Engineers Blue,scriber & Centre punch
    Now a permanent marker
    No Dudley . You are getting forgetful. Toolmaker appies like you and me used marking blue or dykem or prussian blue. Engineers blue is just a dark oil paint we used for things like valves or to see if bearing surfaces blued up showing full contact. You cant use engineers blue for marking out .It doesn't dry out . You are getting forgetful.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to plunger For This Useful Post:


  13. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    Oasis
    Posts
    1,048
    Thanked: 5222

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Een van die (nee, ek is nie 'n vrymesselaar nie)

    Cheers
    Willem Greyling

    "When the wise man points at the moon, the imbecile examines the finger" - Confucius

  14. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Gaborone, Botswana
    Age
    58
    Posts
    5,540
    Thanked: 1672

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Ek hou daarvan om 'n 1mm lyn te trek. Dit is dan presies waar ek sny met die 1mm cutting disk.
    Kobus

  15. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    Oasis
    Posts
    1,048
    Thanked: 5222

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Ek hou daarvan om 'n 1mm lyn te trek. Dit is dan presies waar ek sny met die 1mm cutting disk.
    Dan sal die steekpasser perfek werk.
    Cheers
    Willem Greyling

    "When the wise man points at the moon, the imbecile examines the finger" - Confucius

  16. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Garsfontein
    Age
    44
    Posts
    2,348
    Thanked: 2328

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    I use a chinagraph pencil. Works perfectly. For me at any rate.
    Ian de Villiers
    Nissan Patrol GRX 4.5

  17. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Edenvale
    Age
    55
    Posts
    1,292
    Thanked: 1356

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Double post.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20210616_145525.jpg 
Views:	94 
Size:	17.6 KB 
ID:	619009   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20210616_144903.jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	30.2 KB 
ID:	619004  
    Last edited by Paul#25; 2021/06/16 at 03:02 PM. Reason: Double post.
    The humble person makes room for progress; the arrogant person believes they’re already there.
    2004 Disco 2 Td5
    Suzuki SJ410 (being rebuild)
    VW Touran 2.0Tdi
    Lotus 7 (replica - not a kit)
    Freelance Photographer (part time)
    Member Of: Southern African Freelancers' Association

  18. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Edenvale
    Age
    55
    Posts
    1,292
    Thanked: 1356

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    I've been using these marking pens for over a year now with good results on steel and aluminum. They cost about R25 at one of the local Chinese shops. One end is 0.4mm and the other is 0.8mm. This allows for nice accuracy when needed. When marking out cut lines for the plasma cutter I use a white marking pen that is easy to see with the dark lens glasses.
    For wood a good old 0.8mm clutch pencil with HB lead is still hard to beat. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20210616_144903.jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	30.2 KB 
ID:	619004Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20210616_145525.jpg 
Views:	94 
Size:	17.6 KB 
ID:	619009
    The humble person makes room for progress; the arrogant person believes they’re already there.
    2004 Disco 2 Td5
    Suzuki SJ410 (being rebuild)
    VW Touran 2.0Tdi
    Lotus 7 (replica - not a kit)
    Freelance Photographer (part time)
    Member Of: Southern African Freelancers' Association

  19. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Paul#25 For This Useful Post:


  20. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    King Williams Town
    Age
    53
    Posts
    8,204
    Thanked: 2008

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    Boilermaker's chalk
    Aka soap stone
    Isuzu STD 2.5d 2x4 rear diffy lock
    2x spotlight,2x fog lights
    215/80/R15c tyres
    1 x great humourous driver
    GPS,Bluetooth
    Eagle eye dash cam --stolen ..bought another one
    snorkel soon
    Craig
    I DON'T LIVE IN AFRICA,AFRICA LIVES IN ME- Kyle my son

  21. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nigel
    Age
    60
    Posts
    16,269
    Thanked: 2637

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Plenty to choose from. https://www.google.com/search?q=stee...w=1294&bih=632

    And boilermakers chalk.
    LC 78 Troopie 1HD-FTE
    Uniglide
    +27 zero eight 2 four 95 9252

  22. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    51
    Posts
    1,161
    Thanked: 1627

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Last edited by Spiceman; 2021/06/16 at 05:59 PM.
    Current - 2009 Mazda BT50 3.0CRDi 4x4 d/c
    Previous - 2005 Ranger 2.5 tdi 4x2 d/c (277 422km)

  23. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Spiceman For This Useful Post:


  24. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Age
    58
    Posts
    401
    Thanked: 596

    Default Re: Best Marker for Metal ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiceman View Post
    You beat me to it! I have a few of those and they work brilliantly. It takes real effort to remove the lines from these silver markers.

    The only downside of them is that the tip is very soft, so it doesn't enjoy being dropped.
    Guy B. Vergoes Houwens
    2014 LC76 4.5 V8

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to ghouwens For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •