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Old 04-15-2019, 06:03 AM   #31
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We used brand new expo vis-a-vis wet erase thin tip markers and it wiped off the cards with a little bit of water after an hour of use easily.

Dry erase we had used previously wiped off with any incidental contact on the cards and was not useful. They were also thin line tip.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:21 AM   #32
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I ran into an unexpected issue with dry erase markers: I absent mindedly used one to make a mark on my Chessex battle mat and it was very hard to get off, even with solvents.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:02 AM   #33
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I ran into an unexpected issue with dry erase markers: I absent mindedly used one to make a mark on my Chessex battle mat and it was very hard to get off, even with solvents.
Chessex mats are specifically for water soluble OHP markers. I have permanent marks on mine because I did not pay attention to that fact.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:23 AM   #34
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Lesson learned!
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:53 PM   #35
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I ran into an unexpected issue with dry erase markers: I absent mindedly used one to make a mark on my Chessex battle mat and it was very hard to get off, even with solvents.
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Chessex mats are specifically for water soluble OHP markers. I have permanent marks on mine because I did not pay attention to that fact.
Yes, this is tragic. I too have a scarred Chessex Megamat from dyr-erase markers.

The pity is that this is such an easy mistake to make. I have both wet- and dry-erase markers in the same Expo brand. I picked up the wrong ones in the heat of battle. I am making a deliberate effort to segregate these types going forward.

A better cleaning solution


Try rubbing the marks off with Magic Erasers.

Those are the white looking sponges that are amazing at gripping and easily removing soap scum from you bathroom.

Effect:
They will lighten the marks. They can remove marks with intense use in a small area.
(You are supposed to moisten the erasers first.)

Unfortunately, I had drawn some lengthy river boundaries on my mat. And it's impractical to completely remove that much markup. Also beware; the more you use the eraser the likelier you are to fade the grid lines on your mat as well.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:32 PM   #36
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When I can't find my preferred material which is artist illustration board, I pickup a few extra drink coasters from the local steak house. I print my counters and paste them to the coasters and then cut them out. Cheap and effective.
That's actually pretty brilliant! Thanks for sharing that one! ;-)
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:05 AM   #37
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I ran into an unexpected issue with dry erase markers: I absent mindedly used one to make a mark on my Chessex battle mat and it was very hard to get off, even with solvents.
I used Sharpie on my Chessex hex mat--to convert it to Megahex format. I think i've given it up though due to the size incompatibility.
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:53 PM   #38
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Here's another quandry for the hive mind: How do you store your Dyson Logos rubber battle mats when they are not being used? They are such great components but they are also a pretty unusual material and I'm not sure what I should be doing to keep them in good shape.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:32 PM   #39
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How do you store your Dyson Logos rubber battle mats
I don't own any, but if they're actually made out of rubber, then general rules for storing rubber things should work:
  • Store them relaxed -- flat rather than rolled or folded, or on edge
  • Keep them away from light, especially UV (sunlight)
  • Keep them away from oxygen - say sealed in ziploc bags, if you can find some to fit
  • Keep them cool
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:50 PM   #40
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I don't own any, but if they're actually made out of rubber, then general rules for storing rubber things should work:
  • Store them relaxed -- flat rather than rolled or folded, or on edge
  • Keep them away from light, especially UV (sunlight)
  • Keep them away from oxygen - say sealed in ziploc bags, if you can find some to fit
  • Keep them cool
I have the same question--what's the best way to store these mats? I also ordered a few of the Ogre mats from SJG. Rolling em up? Maybe if around a tube perhaps. Keep flat seems a tough proposition unless there's a good suggestion for what box to lay them flat in (ummmm, a pizza box? :-| )

Suggestions, SJG?

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