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Poll Results: What would be the [B][U]easiest [/U][/B]way of removing the paint?

 
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    1. Paint remover
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    2. Sand Blasting
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    3. Electric wire brushing ( the type on electric drills )
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    4. Hand sanding ( along with some beer :drink: and some good music )
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post #1 of 7
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I am tempted to do a new build with Intel, but can't afford it. mad.gif

SO

I am thinking of painting my case again. biggrin.gif

BUT

What would be the easiest way of removing the paint?
1. Paint remover
2. Sand Blasting
3. Electric wire brushing ( the type on electric drills )
4. Hand sanding ( along with some beer smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif and some good music )


I have already done a paint job on it once, so I guess to get a good finish I need to remove all coats of paint. Right?
post #2 of 7
I vote for #4.Because that option has beer involved :yessir.gif: cheers.gifbiggrin.gif

Paint stripper is good..
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/7/12 at 4:18am
 
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I would use a paint stripper to get off as much as I could, and a toothbrush to get in the little cracks and crevices. Then after it'd as good as it's going to get, apply more stripper to the small spots you couldn't get before, and let it sit longer, then use the back side of an xacto knife to scrape it out.

That would probably be the best price/work method.

The best overall method would be sand blasting it I would think. But paying a shop to do it is expensive, and doing it yourself would cost more if you don't already have the equipment. If you DO have access to the equipment, by all means, sand blast it. thumb.gif

Hand sanding takes forever, it's messy, and it's a real PITA to get int the small spaces. I'd avoid it all together.

I would recommend to have a few beers no matter what method you choose, and good music is always the best idea to go with beers.

MNPC Tech has a paint stripping video on Youtube. ( I think it's them anyhow.) I'll see if I can hunt it down.

EDIT: It was CyberDruid, I guess. This is a series of videos, here's the first one.



Edited by NeighborhoodGeek - 3/7/12 at 3:57am
post #4 of 7
check out this:

http://www.overclock.net/t/874367/how-to-paint

helped me a bunch
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Originally Posted by NeighborhoodGeek View Post

I would use a paint stripper to get off as much as I could, and a toothbrush to get in the little cracks and crevices. Then after it'd as good as it's going to get, apply more stripper to the small spots you couldn't get before, and let it sit longer, then use the back side of an xacto knife to scrape it out.
That would probably be the best price/work method.
The best overall method would be sand blasting it I would think. But paying a shop to do it is expensive, and doing it yourself would cost more if you don't already have the equipment. If you DO have access to the equipment, by all means, sand blast it. thumb.gif
Hand sanding takes forever, it's messy, and it's a real PITA to get int the small spaces. I'd avoid it all together.
I would recommend to have a few beers no matter what method you choose, and good music is always the best idea to go with beers.
MNPC Tech has a paint stripping video on Youtube. ( I think it's them anyhow.) I'll see if I can hunt it down.
EDIT: It was CyberDruid, I guess. This is a series of videos, here's the first one.

Would it be safe using paint remover/stripper on the plastic bits?
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Originally Posted by ginger_nuts View Post

Would it be safe using paint remover/stripper on the plastic bits?

Usually not.

Many solvents will dissolve many types of plastic.
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Usually not.
Many solvents will dissolve many types of plastic.

Yes. Most strippers will melt the plastics, I'm sure there is a segment in that video series about it. Sanding would probably be the best method for the plastic parts. I'd keep the grit pretty small to minimize gouging on the plastic, and get smaller and smaller as you go to keep the surface smooth.
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