Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:09 AM
Basically, my idea is to print labels with the Directors name, the DP's name (my friend who got me the gig), and the production name (were shooting for like 2 months, so this will also save me from having to re-write it constantly, since we will only have a 2nd AC part of the time), Anyway, I don't know what type of stickers/tape would leave a residue or possibly ruin my slate (it's fairly new, used maybe 3 or 4 times).
Has anyone done this or something similar before? What would you guys suggest?
Also, if anyone has any 1st AC advice, I'd be happy to take it (like I said, I've been a 2nd AC and Key Grip many times, but I'm starting to move up the chain).
Oh, my slate is a Pearstone Acrylic Dry Erase Slate.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:35 AM
Assuming that your slate is actually made of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA, "acrylic"), and assuming the solvents you buy are actually what they claim to be on the bottle, these solvents will not attack it. You should test on an inconspicuous area, particularly to ensure they don't affect the black engraved areas or any colour treatment on the sticks themselves, but I've never had a problem.
Do not use acetone, since acetone is an aggressive and fast-acting solvent for PMMA and will completely destroy the surface finish. Acetone is actually used as a solvent adhesive for acrylic fabrication.
Do not use 100% alcohol as this can theoretically - although I've never seen it in tests - supposedly cause acrylic to craze. I think unless you leave it submerged for hours it is unlikely to be a problem.
Another emergency field trick is to stick some duct tape onto the surface and try to pull the grime off with that - if you're going to be an AC, or really anyone on a camera department, you should have a couple of rolls of suitable tape within arm's length.
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