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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    Fingernail polish remover (which contains acetone; I think) will remove sharpie ink; possibly paint thinner/methanol/heet will also. since the markers use alcohol related producs as the carrier for the ink, the same again should dissolve it- use paper towels, not the good shop towels....
    Alcohol (even the strongest denatured alcohol) doesn't do a great job of removing Sharpie once completely dry. Nail polish remover does better - it can eat some plastics though.

    MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) will remove sharpie, and give you a buzz if you use it inside (in other words, use it outside with good ventilation and wear nitrile gloves).

    Why would you have MEK? It is used to prep dry bag material or vinyl type stuff for glueing with contact cement. A quart costs about $7 at Lowes/HD IIRC. It also cleans up paddles/plastic kayaks if you want to paint, glue, or otherwise repair them.

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    If you write with a permanent marker on a dry erase board, it's very easy to get off. Just write over it with a normal dry erase marker, then erase...and it pulls the permanent ink right off.

    This might be worth trying on other materials. It'll possibly work on sil/cuben/spinn...less likely to work on DWR. But it's worth a try.
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    Wow! Thanks for the tip Jeff.
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    FYI - The red sharpie lines on my masonite sheets have darkened and faded considerably over the last few weeks. I've started re-tracing fresh lines as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    PapaSmurf,
    The WinterSock looks awesome, I might be getting in touch with you about getting one here in a bit!!!???
    i just spent three nights with the wintersock in TN snow and am sooooo happy with it. i found that it worked really well to clip the head end to a shock chord prussic on my ridge line so i could move the opening around to either have more fresh air or to make cinching open/closed easier. not sure what would have happened with the sock entirely closed, but with about an 8 inch diameter opening i had no condensation issues. it also helps a lot, warmth-wise, to just pull the sock up to shoulder height. thanks so much, papasmurf! now i just have to wait for bugs to try out your summer version...

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    What is the purpose of the winter sock? To help keep in the heat? I see it used with a tarp, so not for weather, and wouldn't the right UQ/TQ keep you warm w/out the winter sock?
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    I think the main purpose of a winter sock is for heat retention, but mostly for boosting the rating of a lower temp-rated system. Let's say you have a summer quilt system, you could use the winter sock to trap more heat without a huge weight penalty or investment in extra quilts.

    It's a lightweight option for more warmth. Mac's integrated bug sock with Insultex is a great combination of quilt and sock.

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