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Offline Auskart

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Marking or Layout Blue
« on: October 12, 2015, 01:57:24 AM »
How do most people apply Marking or Layout blue to the job they are working on?

Offline awemawson

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Re: Marking or Layout Blue
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 02:52:07 AM »
I have a broad nib ( maybe half inch wide ) felt tipped pen sold for the purpose by J&L. It has the advantage of being re-fill able.
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Re: Marking or Layout Blue
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 07:43:47 AM »
Dykem layout fluid is available in platic bottles with a brush attached to the lid.

I do also use the blue marker pens but the Dykem fluid is more resistant to being inadvertently rubbed of or scratched. The Dykem also gives you really good clear contrasting scribe marks.....OZ.

Dykem with brush on Fleabay link:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/161792990720?adgroupid=13585920426&hlpht=true&hlpv=2&rlsatarget=kwd-75951448386&adtype=pla&ff3=1&lpid=122&poi=&ul_noapp=true&limghlpsr=true&device=c&chn=ps&campaignid=207297426&crdt=0&ff12=67&ff11=ICEP3.0.0-L&ff14=122&viphx=1&ops=true&ff13=80
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Re: Marking or Layout Blue
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2015, 07:49:11 AM »
I use these:

https://www.cultpens.com/i/q/PL01790/pilot-super-color-marker-pen-jumbo-wide-broad-sc6600

Far cleaner and more convenient than layout fluid.

Offline sparky961

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Re: Marking or Layout Blue
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 09:56:56 AM »
Aerosol spray works very well for a light, even coat.

I've used quick-drying flat black BBQ paint with much success as well.

...and of course the Sharpie for small areas, quick little  marks. Often theres no reason to coat the entire surface.

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Re: Marking or Layout Blue
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 09:41:52 PM »

Thanks to Manxmodder and Arbalist,

Following your informative replies, I've ordered both types for evaluation, got fed up with 'Micrometer Blue', too bloody messy...
Chris
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North Lincolnshire.

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Re: Marking or Layout Blue
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2015, 03:55:27 AM »

Thanks to Manxmodder and Arbalist,

Following your informative replies, I've ordered both types for evaluation, got fed up with 'Micrometer Blue', too bloody messy...

You probably know, but "Micrometer Blue" does not dry "ever" and it used for fitting/spotting not marking out.

But I agree. A little wift of it speads like two kilometer radius where ever you go. Hell, KGB should have used that instead of radioactive materials to track people.

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Re: Marking or Layout Blue
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2015, 04:32:00 AM »
Hi Pekka,

You've actually caught me out there.

I was hoping for around the same sort of qualities, as it is mainly fitting/spotting I want it for, and my ancient tube of Micro has about run out.

I don't usually mark anything out but go on coordinates..
Chris
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Re: Marking or Layout Blue
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 11:10:24 AM »
I use these:

https://www.cultpens.com/i/q/PL01790/pilot-super-color-marker-pen-jumbo-wide-broad-sc6600

Far cleaner and more convenient than layout fluid.

Same here... plus a couple of smaller markers... rhymes with 'Harpie'.
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