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Did you buy those markers that you posted which IKEA sells for whiteboards?

I guess I would want to know what kind of tip you are using too. It may end up being the casualty of the glass board though.

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/1043dd8a-b98a-4b95-94b9-e33a7496e969/ticonderoga-white-system-dry-erase-marker-bullet-tip-purple-one-dozen-91006 This is a brand I have never used before, but the description on Amazon says they are good for glass. We have always used expo or sanford. Sorry I couldn't find a set only dozens.

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@shawnmiller: What are you using to erase the glass? Are you using the Expo eraser, or a chalkboard eraser? The chalkboard erasers are notorious for not quite removing the dry erase ink.

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@hobbit: Sadly, no. IKEA doesn't sell them online and there's no IKEA store in St. Louis. Hopefully next time I'm in Dallas visiting Woot HQ I'll have time to drop by the IKEA store.

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@shrdlu: Using the Expo eraser. It works great removing the Expo marker ink from the glass.

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@shawnmiller: You know that those colours are pretty weak on regular white boards too so it isn't surprising that they are weak on the glass. I would probably find darker colours to use like the purple pen I found. Now that brand I found I have never used, I might have to see if our office supplier has them just to try them out.

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A co-worker suggested trying out a grease pencil, which is sometimes called a Chinagraph Marking Pencil: http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/Colored-Pencils/Chinagraph-Marking-Pencils.htm

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There's also those neon markers that you see at restaurants on black marker boards: http://www.villagesupplies.com/sanford_bright_sticks_wet_erase_markers.htm

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@shawnmiller: Actually, Expo makes both of those (or at least has an offering). I used to use them in my computer lab, back when everything in black was cool. My favorite was the flourescent pink. White was pretty boring.

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Actually, those Chinagraph markers look a little nicer, since they appear to be made of wood and look like they could hold a point. I was thinking of something like http://www.officemax.com/catalog/sku.jsp?skuId=20107956. I wrote mostly on paper bags, though, so I don't know about glass performance. The Chinagraph description says dry erase, and the Sharpie says wet erase. Either will probably be a little harder than one swipe. Also http://www.staples.com/Expo-Vis-A-Vis-Wet-Erase-Overhead-Markers-Fine-Point-Assorted-8/product_125310 could work.

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The absolute cheapest white board type stuff you can buy is from home depot. Technically it's for backings in showers etc... BUT, it works great as a dry erase board, and can be bought really cheaply. I have some on my wall for my math problems for school. The entire 4x8 sheet cost me around $12. Buy some mirror hangers for around $3, and voila! Instant cheap dry erase! And the best parts are: They will cut it into thirds for you at the store, or you can do it yourself if you want smaller sizes, and if one gets to hard to clean, you can easily swap it out with the others!

Oops! I guess I should have read a little more! You were asking about the markers. I'll leave this incase anyone might find it useful! :)