Marking pen for metal or PCBs ??

PhotonFanatic

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Looking for a really fine-tipped marking pen that will work on metal and on PCBs also.

I've bought a couple of opaque markers in white and gold, but they just aren't quite perfect--the ink seems to flow too much and I can't get a sharp fine line.

So, what have you used?
 

gadget_lover

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In machining, you frequently use a blue dye (like Dykem) on the metal, then use a fine scribe to mark the places you will be working on. I'm currently using an exacto blade as a scribe.

Daniel
 

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Would prefer to not use a scribe, need to be able to write freehand, especially on the PCBs and plastic from time to time.

Will investigate the Sharpies to see if they come with a very fine point.
 
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