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I was going to tell you that the tags were in a special spot where you stored them to be safe. That is where the special ink remover and ink is now. LOL Try alcohol (or oil) to remove the ink. If worse comes to worst, repaint them with plastic covering spray paint. You might only be able to use the tags once after that but better than having to throw them away. And you can always keep painting them between uses.
Or... Chalkboard paint and use the chalk pens. Chalk pens don't wipe off and take a little effort to remove when wet so should handle being outdoors but they do come off with a little work.
 

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Nail polish remover, alcohol, just blurred it.
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I found like new cage wire clippers from when I built their cages. And 4 electric fence handles, nails, too...but nothing related to the cards.
 

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Nail polish remover, alcohol, just blurred it.
=/ Darn
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I found like new cage wire clippers from when I built their cages. And 4 electric fence handles, nails, too...but nothing related to the cards.
It looks like you might have used silver sharpie?

In my googling, it looks like those cards can be written on with sharpie and then wiped off with the special sponge or the graffiti remover.

Looks like acetone is recommended but that would be the nail polish remover, you tried alcohol... do you by chance have a magic eraser? Those are also apparently good at removing sharpie from things....
 

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If they are plastic, you can spray paint them with the paint the says okay for painting plastic chairs, etc. One can of white spray paint is probably cheaper and easier than buying a bunch of stuff, trying it, and having it not work. Not sure what you are using the cage tags for. Are they going on the pens where the different breeding groups are? I keep track of mine on a large white board that I hung behind the office door. Out of the way, but easy for me to see from my desk when working on sheep records. Different colored whiteboard pens and different columns are used for different sires. Since I can tell who is in each pen by ear tags when I am outside it works. I have only 15 breeding ewes with 3 rams this year though - you have more ewes and are using a system for color selection genetics. On the other hand, I am breeding for lambing every 8-9 months so same ewe often lambs twice in a year. Tricky! LOL
 

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It looks like you might have used silver sharpie?

In my googling, it looks like those cards can be written on with sharpie and then wiped off with the special sponge or the graffiti remover.

Looks like acetone is recommended but that would be the nail polish remover, you tried alcohol... do you by chance have a magic eraser? Those are also apparently good at removing sharpie from things....
OMG, I love you! 😁
I had one of those sponges stowed away in a cabinet.
It works!!
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Do you mean the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers? I love those and never thought of them! So glad to know you can use them to remove ink from plastic!!!

Thanks Kusanar! I never thought of using one of them on magic marker!
 

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Do you mean the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers? I love those and never thought of them! So glad to know you can use them to remove ink from plastic!!!

Thanks Kusanar! I never thought of using one of them on magic marker!
Yes!


I also found out that dry eraser markers, from the test card, stain and the stain does not come off. 🤦🏽‍♀️
 

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I also found out that dry eraser markers, from the test card, stain and the stain does not come off. 🤦🏽‍♀️
One thing I found from having a really old white board at my old farm, is that if you have something dry erase does not come off of well, a heavy coat of pledge before writing will keep the marker from soaking into the surface. I put each horses feed mix on the board and it wouldn't erase easily, so I got some white board cleaning spray and used that, it stripped it, but it did the same thing again next time, so I just stripped it, put a heavy coat of pledge on, and then re-marked once a year or so, in between, I could gently wipe the writing off and re-pledge that spot to correct things. Not the most efficient but it worked and I didn't have to buy another 4' whiteboard.
 

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