Marking Gear


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Alex M. Smith · Mar 17, 2016 · Bozeman, MT · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 35
I'm sure this has already been addressed (feel free to point me to another topic if you know of it off the top of you head), but a quick search didn't get me there.

Looking for ideas/suggestions on the best way to mark you gear. I currently have all my hardwear marked w/ green electrical tape. This works great until it gets really warm out and the tape starts sliding/peeling off. Any other good ideas out there? I know some people use nail polish, but I feel like that would be pretty brittle and chip off easily.

Thanks!
-Alex

Rich zz · Mar 17, 2016 · california · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 0
nail polish in an area that doesn't wear. end of thread. no more discussion.

Chase Bowman · Mar 17, 2016 · Baton Rouge, LA · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 400
Nail polish works great as long as you give it a few hours to dry. I though it would be brittle as well, but it's held up great so far.

Brandon English · Mar 17, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 160

Chase D · Mar 17, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 0
What if there are no women in the house? You gonna go buy nail polish for your gear? Choose a pretty color...test it on your toe nails first.

Chase Bowman · Mar 17, 2016 · Baton Rouge, LA · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 400
It only costs like 4 bucks at Walmart... Get Burberry, it's really cute.

Joe Garibay · Mar 17, 2016 · Ventura, Ca · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 45
You can also put some wine glass charms on your gear to be more unique.

Max Forbes · Mar 17, 2016 · Burlington, VT · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 24
Tape makes crags messy. Some people say nail polish doesn't last. Pick spots that don't rub, like where the carabiner gate pivots, and paint there. Works perfectly.

Alex M. Smith · Mar 17, 2016 · Bozeman, MT · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 35
Sweet, thanks guys!

fossana · Mar 17, 2016 · leeds, ut · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 12,086
Has anyone tried oil-based Sharpies?

Bang Nhan · Mar 17, 2016 · Charlottesville, VA · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 0
They used to make this marking resin called the Mark, will stick on the metal for "eternal". See two reviews in the links below
http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/the-mark
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web08f/ms-jn-bbd-mark

Sadly, I think they have stopped making them ( thebottlebelt.com/products_...).

brysonh · Mar 17, 2016 · SLC, UT · Joined May 2012 · Points: 0
I can't speak to the seller but found this:
http://casanovasadventures.com/catalog/accessories/p1490.htm#.VusDqPlVhHw Mark

Gunkiemike · Mar 17, 2016 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 1,850
Chase Bowman wrote:It only costs like 4 bucks at Walmart... Get Burberry, it's really cute.
Sorry, but that's MY color. Pick something else.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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