Modding Removing screen print from brushed alu without killing it?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Vault-Tec, 14 Jul 2017.

  1. Vault-Tec

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    I bought this amp on Ebay.

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    I wanted it plain like that. Any way, it's arrived and it looks like this -

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    I really don't like that "Clover Classical Amp" thing. I want it gone, but I don't want to remove the finish on the alu. I really CBA taking it all apart and repainting the front etc.

    Any ideas guys?
     
  2. davido_labido

    davido_labido Your Alphacool Contact.

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    have you got a picture closer up dude? is it definitely screen printed?

    Tbh, alcohol would probably take it off without damaging the metal, rub the same way as the brushing though.
     
  3. Vault-Tec

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    Don't have a close up sorry. I do have some alcohol, might try that in a minute. I assume the next step would be acetone?

    Alcohol didn't touch it.
     
  4. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I've used paint stripper on black anodised aluminium in the past. The trick is to leave it on just long enough to take the lettering off. I used the old paint stripper and I think it took less than 2 minutes. The new emasculated paint stripper may take up to 100 times as long (slight exaggeration for effect).
     
  5. Vault-Tec

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    Yeah I'm sure nitromors wouldn't mess around lmao. So yeah, tried alcohol didn't work. Then I tried acetone free nail polish remover and that didn't work either.
     
  6. mingingbollock

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    Little bit of rubbing compound will do the trick , t-cut is the brand i am thinking of but its not that
    its creamy white, in a bright orange bottle usually ,you just need a drop on a cloth for that.
    any paint shops about your way
     
  7. bbr

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    Old thread I know, but can the OP tell us what actually worked in the end - assuming you had success?

    Also, would you recommend the amp?

    Cheers!
     

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