Marking paddles

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Jonathan.
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Marking paddles

Post by Jonathan. » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:59 pm

On Saturday i nearly lost a pair of new VE paddles when I left them on a Studland beach. Lucky for me, one of our group spotted them and I got them back. But it has reminded me that I need to mark them with my name and so on.

So I wonder what people use that will survive sea water and show up on black blades?
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Franky
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Re: Marking paddles

Post by Franky » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:18 pm

Silver permanent marker. I've only been in the sea once since marking my paddle, but the ink survived.

After a while I suppose the ink will wash off, but I don't think it would happen suddenly.

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Re: Marking paddles

Post by MikeB » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:15 pm

Have you access to a label printer? Used this for years - just my name and ph number - works well and has certainly survived constant immersion.

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Re: Marking paddles

Post by Jonathan. » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:42 pm

Not heard of label printers before.

Wonder if that's something I'd find in a local printshop. If not, then it seem a silver indelible marker is my best option..

Thanks both
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Re: Marking paddles

Post by Franky » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:40 pm

Last time I looked, you could get label printers in any decent stationer - Ryland, Smiths etc. No need to go to a specialist shop.

I use a label printer to label music USB sticks. After a year or two, the white label turns brown and the text becomes difficult to read, but maybe this doesn't happen with more expensive ones.

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Re: Marking paddles

Post by John K » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:33 pm

I've been using Toughtags for a few months now and they still look like they did on day 1. Super sticky, super tough.

https://toughtags.co.uk

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Re: Marking paddles

Post by MikeB » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:09 am

Franky wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:40 pm

I use a label printer to label music USB sticks. After a year or two, the white label turns brown and the text becomes difficult to read, but maybe this doesn't happen with more expensive ones.
I guess it's like printer cartridges. I've yet to find a non-genuine one that actually works properly. I use genuine tape in my Brother machine - they do an "extra strong adhesive" version. The tape on my paddles has been there now for at least 5 years, still fine.

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Re: Marking paddles

Post by nippon » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:53 pm

I spray paint the edges of the blades. Then write over the top with permanent marker.

Can colour code with your boat and if you change colour coding just repaint.

Also helps black paddles stand out if dropped in white water.

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Re: Marking paddles

Post by Jim » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:48 pm

Black permanent marker is a different shade to carbon, it shows up fine if you look for it, but is discrete if you aren't lookign for it.

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Re: Marking paddles

Post by GrahamC » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:46 pm

I use a label printer and then paint a layer of clear epoxy over the top.
The only way to remove it is using sandpaper.
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Re: Marking paddles

Post by grahamt1980 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:26 pm

I used permanent marker on my ve paddles.
You can definitely see it, but it is quite nice and discrete too

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Re: Marking paddles

Post by Robert Craig » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:51 pm

MikeB wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:15 pm
Have you access to a label printer? Used this for years - just my name and ph number - works well and has certainly survived constant immersion.
Works well for me - I use a Dymo label writer

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