Marking dark rope

Hosocat

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Location
Alabama
I tried all the different colors of sharpies i have, and none of them showed up well on blue moon for marking strands. Then i tried wite out correction fluid. Seems to work pretty well.
 

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Dan Cobb

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Location
Hoover
Correction fluid usually contains naphtha and mineral spirits, but probably not a concern for a few tiny dabs.
 

Jonny

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Location
Buffalo
A white China marker/ grease pencil would probably work well. Kinda like a crayon but make a more prominent mark.
 

Brocky

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Location
Michigan
Maybe something like whipping twine for a lower profile, few lines might work.
Haven’t tried it yet but the Pentel seems to be like a paint, showed up when white marker was searched.
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evo

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Location
My Island, WA
Silver and gold sharpies seem to work well for the most part... I've just plucked strads with a awl for the cover taper marks. The others wipping twine though a section and tied with a square knot or saftey pins, or knitting needles (second hand shop sells them for 0.25$ for singles or a buck for a pair).
The white out seems to be a good idea, and I wouldnt worry about the chemical much just be sure to cut the white out (see the pun?)
 

SeanRuel

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Location
Portland
I've used safety pins to mark strands iin the past when going for a super clean looking splice. Really only need to mark one place, and count the other strands.
 

dmonn

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Location
Mequon
Marking cover strands for tapering seems putsy and I'm going to try just marking point T, then counting and plucking for the taper. Point T (and R) can easily be marked with a piece of thread run through just the cover, though I do like the idea of using white out. I also have done a quick stitch, wrap (or two) and knot some thread where points T and 2 need to be held together, instead of taping them. I have always cut and pulled the thread before completing the splice, but wonder if that's necessary. That thread should get buried, and can't see how it would hurt the splice.
 

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