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bi22le

posted on 30/4/18 at 09:35 PM Reply With Quote
Which white pen to mark bolts with?

In the past I have marked torqued bolts with a Sharpie so, at a glance, I can check over the cars crucial bolts and know everything is good.

Sharpies are not great for this. The lines are hard to see and dirt easily covers them. Also after a few refits you end up with multiple lines, leading to confusion.

So what would you recommend. I have tried tippex in the paste but it is often too runny and not a solid white colour when dry.

Thoughts?





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obfripper

posted on 30/4/18 at 09:45 PM Reply With Quote
A paint marker pen is what you need, you can buy pretty much any colour you want, white and yellow stand out clearest.

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40inches

posted on 30/4/18 at 09:45 PM Reply With Quote
I use a fine tippex pen, still there after 5 years
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Ugg10

posted on 30/4/18 at 09:47 PM Reply With Quote
I use nail polish/varnish colour co-ordinated to the colour of the car.





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PAUL FISHER

posted on 30/4/18 at 10:43 PM Reply With Quote
White tyre letter marker pen has worked well for me.
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mcerd1

posted on 30/4/18 at 11:18 PM Reply With Quote
Search for inspection lacquers on Amazon or eBay

It's the professional stuff used one aerospace stuff, but it's not expensive





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posted on 30/4/18 at 11:31 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PAUL FISHER
White tyre letter marker pen has worked well for me.




Two Paul's think alike.

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loggyboy

posted on 1/5/18 at 06:00 AM Reply With Quote
The magic search word is Torque seal
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dykem-Cross-Check-Torque-Seal-F900-Equivalent/122078798310





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nick205

posted on 1/5/18 at 08:34 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ugg10
I use nail polish/varnish colour co-ordinated to the colour of the car.



Same techniques I've used myself - a dab of SWMBOs nail varnish on the bolt/nut and alinged on the housing surface. Cheap as chips and lasts for a long time. Marking both sections also gives you a visual check to see if anything has moved.

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tims31

posted on 1/5/18 at 05:23 PM Reply With Quote
Halfrauds do a yellow marker paint which has a brush and sharp point for about £4.00 which is what I used for my build





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bi22le

posted on 1/5/18 at 07:18 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the replies all. Some good suggestions.

Case closed!!!





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snapper

posted on 2/5/18 at 03:43 AM Reply With Quote
My huge hairy cousin who is built like a brick outhouse after working on heavy lorry’s for 30 years has an alarming array of nail varnish available from its own draw in his shed sized Snapon roll cab. He was only last week discussing with his fellow hairy lorry techs the merits of different colours.
I have a small but perfectly formed set of very nice metallics purloined from my daughters collection.
Now if they did sequinned overalls and high heals with steel toe caps!





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nick205

posted on 3/5/18 at 09:00 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by snapper
Now if they did sequinned overalls and high heals with steel toe caps!



snapper....

You've mentioned sequins - I have a 10 year old daughter who loves them and I'm often faced with hoovering the damned things up before treading them all over the house

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posted on 3/5/18 at 09:49 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
The magic search word is Torque seal
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dykem-Cross-Check-Torque-Seal-F900-Equivalent/122078798310



OMG Have you seen the bottom front of that tube might need a chemical suit when using that stuff

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bi22le

posted on 3/5/18 at 10:15 PM Reply With Quote
The image is to poo to read it. I assume it does not make a very good drink or eye wash!!?





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ste

posted on 4/5/18 at 05:29 AM Reply With Quote
I work in the aerospace industry and we use edding 751 paint pens to add witness lines to torqued nuts and bolts. If you want to stick to military spec, then use red to mark nuts and bolts and white to mark pipes and hoses
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ste

posted on 4/5/18 at 05:30 AM Reply With Quote
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Edding-751-Paint-Marker-Pens-Fine-Bullet-Tip-All-Colours-For-Hobby-Crafts-/380827107455
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