Marking Gear


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Alex M. Smith · · Bozeman, MT · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 95

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 · · california · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 180

nail polish in an area that doesn't wear. end of thread. no more discussion.

Chase Bowman · · Baton Rouge/Durango · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 550

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 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 180

http://www.testors.com/product-catalog/testors-brands/model-master

Chase D · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2015 · Points: 195

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 · · Baton Rouge/Durango · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 550

It only costs like 4 bucks at Walmart... Get Burberry, it's really cute.

Joe Garibay · · Ventura, Ca · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 80

You can also put some wine glass charms on your gear to be more unique.

Max Forbes · · Vermont & Colorado · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 114

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 · · Bozeman, MT · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 95

Sweet, thanks guys!

fossana · · leeds, ut · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 12,951

Has anyone tried oil-based Sharpies?

Bang Nhan · · Charlottesville, VA · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 35

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 · · 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 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,740
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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