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Cichlid
07-18-2007, 00:19
Do you have any type of gear tag, like a marker or name tag that you attach to your stuff?

retire2disney
07-18-2007, 02:37
I found this website for tags
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Joew
07-18-2007, 03:19
Those tags are interesting. I put my initials on my gear with a paint pen. I always handle my own gear, though, so if it's lost it's probably stolen. A nametag wouldn't do me much good in that case.

retire2disney
07-18-2007, 04:43
Well if it is stolen at least they will know who they took it from!!

przeor
07-18-2007, 04:53
DAN also sells- or at least advertises- for the DAN Tag. It has your DAN number (if you're a member) their phone number, and your personal info- phone/address. They looks similar in size to the ones linked to above.

TommyB
07-18-2007, 08:41
DAN has some nice ones

http://www.dantags.com/danamerica/

tx.lakerat
07-18-2007, 10:50
Do any of you use these tags?

3rdEye
07-18-2007, 11:00
i kinda like those little gear tags from DAN...might be a good idea

Cichlid
07-18-2007, 11:06
But what if your name isn't Dan? :)

jacewindu
07-18-2007, 11:20
i like the white paint-pen the best. it's clean, won't come off, and does the trick just fine

Joew
07-18-2007, 22:32
Well if it is stolen at least they will know who they took it from!!

Maybe if I put my eBay username on my gear they'll give me a discount when I buy it back. smileys/smiley36.gif

CompuDude
07-18-2007, 23:30
I write my cell number in paint pen or silver sharpie on anything likely to come loose on a dive.

Cichlid
07-19-2007, 00:19
Most of the time I see the purpose of the tags are to spot your gear
easily on a gear packed boat deck or something similar. Would that
really help? I think the phone # is a better idea.

przeor
07-19-2007, 01:18
Most of the folks I know don't dive BP/W, so I don't label much. Besides, if it gets stolen, I'll track them down trying to sell it on craigslist! There isn't much of an underground market for gear in Phoenix.

Cichlid
07-19-2007, 01:39
The LDS I went to last weekend, N Depth, has custom ones for sale. They
looked cool, one of the owners, Chrissy makes them for $5. I think I'm
gonna get some, but it will just be for looks. I'll have to check if
she can make a pink przeor one for you.

CompuDude
07-19-2007, 02:24
Most of the time I see the purpose of the tags are to spot your gear
easily on a gear packed boat deck or something similar. Would that
really help? I think the phone # is a better idea.

The phone number is more for getting your gear back if it gets lots in the surf. An enterprising thief would remove tags pretty quickly, and get handy with the paint thinner, too, so nothing short of some serious engraving is going to help with that.

I draw a design on most of my gear that could possibly be confused with anyone else's, using a paint pen, so that solves that one, too. A $5 paint pen covers a lot more items than a $5 gear tag that could fall off.

Judestudio
07-19-2007, 07:57
This is my design:
http://www.mindfully.org/Re&#102;orm/Skull-And-B&#111;nes1833-1985.gif

Kidding. But I too use a silver sharpie - cheap, durable and practical.

TxHockeyGuy
07-19-2007, 14:31
This is my design:
http://www.mindfully.org/Re&#102;orm/Skull-And-B&#111;nes1833-1985.gif

Kidding. But I too use a silver sharpie - cheap, durable and practical.




Same for me, paint pens came off too easy. Silver sharpie is durable, cheap, and it isn't as easily removed as one of those tags.

Doug B
07-20-2007, 21:40
Made my own tags. I bought aluminum dog tags on ebay, got 100 of them for about $10.
<DIV></DIV>
<DIV>Took them to work, used the laser etch machine in the prototype room during lunch one day, and burned my name into the tags. </DIV>
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<DIV>Made some for my buddy too. He loans out a lot of gear - maybe this way he'll get most of it back.</DIV>

tc_rain
07-21-2007, 00:00
I plan on marking mine with a sharpie one of these days.

picxie
07-21-2007, 00:02
Why a silver sharpie and not a black one?

tc_rain
07-21-2007, 00:12
I surethat will depend on what color of item you plan onmarking

picxie
07-21-2007, 00:21
Oh, of course! http://www.scubatoys.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif

techgnostic
07-21-2007, 03:27
Why a silver sharpie and not a black one?
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<DIV>Plus the silver sharpie is just cool.</DIV>

Phestr
08-08-2007, 05:29
No problems with sharpie rubbing off? I would think thst the paint pen would work better.

CompuDude
08-08-2007, 12:42
No problems with sharpie rubbing off? I would think thst the paint pen would work better.
Everything will wear off given time, although it somewhat depends on what surface you're writing on (galvanized tanks hold ink/paint really well, silicon mask skirts less so). You just go over it again periodically.

torrey
08-08-2007, 13:21
A good place to hide some kind of identification tag on a BC is inside the zipper to the bladder. I searched all over one of my BC's for a good 10 minutes trying to find the serial number once, and was about to give up when I unzipped the bladder zipper and there it was. Could be good if it's ever recovered and you need to give a description to claim it.