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Old 30-10-17, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default Removing paint from data plate

I want to remove paint from a data plate preferably without damaging the printing. Thought I'd better check before attacking it with hot air gun, thinners, stripper etc.

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C30plateR by Robert Starr, on Flickr

Hopefully, something like this under the paint

C12 Data PlateR by Robert Starr, on Flickr

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Old 30-10-17, 12:02 PM   #2
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Very gentley with fine wire wool dipped in thinners or WD40.But be very carefull not to press to hard or use to much thinners or WD40 or you will lift the print.

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That's a method I'd not heard of, thanks

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That's a method I'd not heard of, thanks

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There are specialist gels available for this kind of delicate paint removal, you mix to an appropriate strength and try on somewhere unobtrusive, adjusting the mix until you are happy with it, before tackling the area in question
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