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Cyclopath

Dumb question, writing on slings.

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I bought some slings recently. I'd like to put my name on them (so that they don't vanish like socks in the dryer) and the month and year I bought them (so I'll know when to retire them).

 

Can I use a permanent marker? Seems like a dumb question, but I don't know if any of the chemicals in the marker are going to weaken the fibers in the sling, and I figured I should ask first. This is the beginners' forum, after all.

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Here's the scoop on marking ropes - and one would assume that marking slings is ok as well.

The short version is use only laundry (water based) markers, ie. Sharpie "rub-a-dub". :tup:

Advises www.bluewaterropes.com - see FAQ's.

 

Longer version from BD QC at https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/journal/climb/qclab/qc-lab-can-i-use-a-sharpie-to-mark-the-middle-of-my-rope

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Thanks for the link! I guess it wasn't as dumb a question as it seemed. And it sounds like it isn't really a big deal (probably), but I'm going to get one of the "special" markers anyway.

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