Introduction: MOP Aka Homemade Tagging Marker

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How to make your own squeeze-type marker out of a shampoo-bottle

Step 1: Preparations

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Though I seldom do so, it optimizes efficiency to gather the required materials beforehand.

what you will need is:

- 1 empty shampoo-bottle with the kind of cap that opens a small hole when pressed down.
A good size is 250 mL or whatever matches your preferences.

- 1 dead donor marker (penol, artline). As I only used the inner spongy stuff it could be replaced with a blackboard eraser.

- 1 film canister

- some hard and strong glue

- duct tape

- electrical tape


- knife
- pliers
- gloves

Step 2: Cutting

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Use your knife to cut through the plastic cap ca. 4 mm from the top.
This will allow you to remove the opening mechanism lid.

Step 3: Use Your Pliers

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Under the top lid you will find two small posts and a little pipe. Remove these as well as you can using pliers and knife. Heating the knife over a candle helps.

Step 4: The Nib

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Slice som duct tape to shreds of a little less than 1cm x 10cm.
Wrap it around one end of the spongy stuff from inside the donor marker.
You don't want it to be to tight, bot not to loose either - it should be able to soak up and contain a lot of ink. But you definately want it to fit in the tip, you just created.
After the wrapping cut the nib to desired length a few milimeters above the tape.

Step 5: Finishing the Tip

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Use super glue on the duct tape and the inside of the top of the tip. Glue them together.
You might need to trim the nib even more, but be careful not to ruin it.
in order to make the film canister fit as cap you roll some electrical tape around the bottom of the tip.
When it fits tightly, superglue the tape in place.
See photos for reference.

Step 6: You're Done Now

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Fill your new marker with your favourite homemade unbuffable ink. screw on the tip.

And be creative!



DAVENICENYC (author)2014-07-29

Cool mop. Check out mine.

nickolaiisoe (author)2014-02-07

omg en anden dansker :DDDDD

jjmcjared (author)2009-10-19

 what marker did you get the nib from and what ells could i use as one

J@50n (author)jjmcjared2010-02-22

i imagine, if you were to take a shirt and make a bunch of strips, or ven better, just cut a sponge to fit.

ilpug (author)J@50n2010-12-26

if your an active graffiti artist, chanses are youve got a couple old outdated respirator filters lying around. the fuzzy stuff from that works well too.

cry_wolf (author)2008-03-31

Very nice mop, and noticed you've got a Montana Hardcore lying there :D You do alot of piecing or are you rich enough to bomb with Mtns?

ledzep567 (author)cry_wolf2009-04-08

he lives in europe.

drøn (author)cry_wolf2008-04-01

just random leftovers

stephenniall (author)2009-03-23

Hmm i like this might make one later Hmmmmm

splat32 (author)2009-03-09

you should edit it and have em put a marble in the bottle too, like either glass, metal, or like a rubber ball so the paint dusnt settle

Full Frontal Graphic (author)2008-03-31

How is the black cover made? What is unbuffable ink?

What is 'buff' ? Sorry if it's an ignorant question.

to buff is to remove a tag. you don't want you tag to be cleaned away too easy. right

film canister ink you cannot buff

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-31

Pretty cool. I like your account name too. :-)

Weissensteinburg (author)2008-03-31

Nice, any demonstrations of it's use?

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