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Old 10-02-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default cant get paint off interior plastics

i got some rear speaker panels for my eg hatch. they were painted silver and i cant get the paint off them

i've tried paint thinner and 2 kinds off goof off any other suggestions
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: cant get paint off interior plastics

this is going to sound "batshit" crazy, but try brake fluid. i read somewhere that model car builders use it because it won't hurt the plastic.

worked great on my nightshaded taillights
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:55 PM   #3
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brake cleaner or fluid?

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Old 10-02-2010, 09:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: cant get paint off interior plastics

just a suggestion. you could just repaint them to match your existing interior with SEM interior paint.
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:48 PM   #5
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Default Re: cant get paint off interior plastics

i was gonna get that but the paints chipping and bubbling in some spots and i cant get much off i dont want it to be all uneven
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:58 AM   #6
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yes brake fluid might need to soak and use a brush but it can be done
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Default Re: cant get paint off interior plastics

Nail polish remover worked for my parents car,also furniture stripper.Both worked well.Wax on/off with the stripper though it will damage the panel if left for any amount of time.Father used a toothbrush with the stripper.As for the nail polish remover,get one low in acetone it will take it off plastics like your console and what not for PASS TIME..
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:24 PM   #8
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Default Re: cant get paint off interior plastics

Get aircraft remover or whatever its called got paint off a ton of interior parts in a crx and didn't hurt plastic original color (black) even a complete center console! They were all red too! Lol
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:50 AM   #9
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Default Re: cant get paint off interior plastics

^Aircraft stripper...might hurt the plastics...I just used it on some fairings for a yamaha r6 and it messed up the plastic...not dramatically but enough to where it was more work than help.

EASY OFF OVEN CLEANER!!!! I'm suprised nobody has mentioned it...it's one of the most useful de-ricing tools for interior panels.
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aircraft remover rofl
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they do make paint remover for plastics in spraybomb form... not sure how good it is, but it does exist.
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Default Re: cant get paint off interior plastics

See I have a plastic well polyurethane lip and the guy who previously painted it did a bad job it's chipping in so many areas! And I'm in the same situation I want to paint it but can't seem to find a way to get the paint off! But havent tried brake fluid! What do u guys think
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..it's one of the most useful de-ricing tools
Ha..... that is funny. De-ricing
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