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Making IC markings more readable

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  1. Mickster

    Mickster Well-Known Member

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    I can confirm that works well. I also find that they are more readable with an LED torch - I'm guessing the narrow spectrum has something to do with it.

    Mike.
     
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    I just use a little spit. Wipe it on and observe in good light. Works particularly well for the etched labels vs. the printed ones.

    John
     
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  5. Mickster

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    Ah yes John, but spit doesn't smell too nice once it gets heated afterwards.
     
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    I just get someone with better eyes than me to get the numbers!! BUT!! Cool trick!
     
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    Very true, but then perhaps your spit isn't 40% proof ! :D

    S
     
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    That explains the fire, then smoke.
     
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    The same you do, sometimes, to read the marking/stamping stating the WLL (working load limit) in shackles/slings.
     

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