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i need to remove the paint inside the case, i spray it black in Jan and now change my mind and would like to know what stuff do i need to do to remove it (no wet sandpapering please) as I got to remove the paint from the bay as well the motherboard tray (non-removable one). can anyone help? (i'm in UK)
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i need to remove the paint inside the case, i spray it black in Jan and now change my mind and would like to know what stuff do i need to do to remove it (no wet sandpapering please) as I got to remove the paint from the bay as well the motherboard tray (non-removable one). can anyone help? (i'm in UK)
What material is the case made of?

Also, what kind of paint did you use?
    
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post #3 of 26
I found a product called "Nitromors" works a treat. To take a layer of spray off you can stick it on a rag and wipe it off. Got to get it sprayed with water quick mind or it will eat the lot away.

Also burns skin REALLY badly. I got a bit on my overall...........in my "seating" area. Wasn't fun.
post #4 of 26
IF you have an old bath tub... take it outside and block whatever drains there is, put 0.2 dl (20 cl) of paint thinner in per liter water and let your case be in it for an hour or so...

Do on your own risk, of course.
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Just as a general caveat: I think it's important to know what materials the case is made of. The metal part, of course, will stand up to punishment, but if there are any plastic piece that have been painted on it's very dangerous to apply any kind of solvents to these. There's a very real danger of melting the plastic pieces.

However, if you're removing paint from metal, I've got some suggestions. I've stripped paint using brake fluid, of all things. You can also try spray-on oven cleaner.

Both substances are toxic, of course, so prepare accordingly. Wear protective clothing and use a filter breath mask when using the spray-on oven cleaner.

I've got a couple more ideas, but the product names escape me at the moment. If they come to me, I'll post again later.

Hope this helps!
    
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post #7 of 26
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whoa thanks guys!!! wasn't expecting replys this quick! My case's made of metal (steel i'm not sure). This is the spray I've used to paint the case: http://www.greatart.co.uk/MARABUDO-ITCOLOURSPRAY.htm . Which of the advices (above) will work well?
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http://homehardware.netservices.ca/p...me=HHDW_PU0022

anyine of those just rub it on your case with a brush let it sit and scrap it off with a scraper
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http://homehardware.netservices.ca/p...me=HHDW_PU0022

anyine of those just rub it on your case with a brush let it sit and scrap it off with a scraper
thanks but what about the bay?
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if its metal go right ahead and use that stuff
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