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Removing paint from a plastic medalion

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  • Removing paint from a plastic medalion

    Any idea how to get the paint off the back without scratching the plastic? I'm afraid my wife's acetone or paint remover might melt it.

    http://www.tomnoller.com/Avanti.html/medalion.JPG

    Western Washington, USA

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    Sorry bud, but that link doesn't work. However, I've had good luck removing paint from plastic using citrus-based cleaners - orange or lemon oil are best. You'll have to soak it overnight to soften up the paint, but it will usually work.


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    • #3
      duh, sorry about that. I'll get a bottle of it today, thanks!
      This aughta work - http://www.tomnoller.com/Avanti.html

      Western Washington, USA

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      • #4
        so you're just trying to start over with a fresh repaint? I'd probably try to polish it off myself. Can you scrape any off with your fingernail or a plastic scraper?

        nate

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        • #5
          Ever try Brake fluid?
          Works great on lenses,rubber & vinyl too!


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          • #6
            Try rubbing it off of the flat areas with fine grit wet sand paper. Turn on the kitchen faucet to a small luke warm stream. In the recesses use a stiff tooth brush with rubbing compound. Before refinishing make sure it is clear and shiny on the back and front. {without scratches}. 1600 or 2000 grit wet sandpaper work fine when followed up with plastic or paint polish. Tooth paste will polish it up also. Wash thoroughly with soapy water followed by prep clean. Use enamel paint. I have used this method on 63-64 Lark and Hawk trunk emblems.
            sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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            • #7
              I have good luck w/000 steel wool. Some of the citrus cleaners have enough citric acid in them to "melt" and/or "fog" the plastic. tempestan

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              • #8
                Thanks, the steel wool did the trick after 24 hours in a mild citrus degreaser.

                Western Washington, USA

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