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chartpack markers

Flintstone

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Joined
Aug 9, 2003
Messages
252
I can't seem to get the chartpack marker ink to stick to the aluminum frames. It wipes right off. :( Is there a better product, or perhaps a trick to have it stick?
 

Framerguy

PFG, Picture Framing God
Joined
Apr 12, 2001
Messages
7,251
Why are you having to use markers on aluminum moulding?? Are they coming in nicked?

If your saws are cutting properly and you are using the right blades, (fine tooth for non-ferrous metals), you shouldn't have to touch up the miters.

If you are ordering chop and they are coming in with aluminum showing on the miters, I would complain to the moulding company where you ordered them. LJ sends out almost perfect chops on the few metals that I have ordered from them so far. (They are coming out of the Louisiana warehouse).

I don't know what else to tell you about using markers on the surface of the metal mouldings. If they are chipped or scratched, I guess I would either return them or touch them up and let them dry completely before going over them with a cloth, depending on the reasons for the touchup to begin with.

Framerguy
 

stud d

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Joined
Jun 17, 2003
Messages
2,376
What? All I have to say to you is What? What are you thinking there? This is not going to hold up over time. If this is a must to repair a metal frame try to use acrylic paints perhaps.

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jframe

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Jan 1, 1997
Messages
4,248
Many framers color the ends of metal moulding. Use Marks-a-Lot markers or paint pens.
 
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