[Resolved] Help me remove paint!

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  1. Orange Furball, Mar 9, 2013
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    Orange Furball macrumors 65816

    Orange Furball

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    I got this paint stuck on some plastic electronic drum rims. They're ABS plastic and its just orange spray paint. I removed the rest with nail polish remover, but i need to get it all off! Help!
     

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  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I would have worried about the nail polish remover damaging the plastic, but I guess it didn't. How about dipping a q-tip in some of the solvent and rubbing it out with that?
     
  3. Orange Furball thread starter macrumors 65816

    Orange Furball

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    Its strong plastic without any clear coat or anything that would peel off so I guess nail polish remover couldn't defeat it. Them again neither could the bashing of my clumsy hands hitting it with drumsticks while missing the pad, but that's an issue for another day.

    Tried q-tips, it didn't work. I also tried toilet bowl cleaner, glass clear, windex, pledge, dish soap, and boiling hot water. No idea what will work.

    Maybe ill go out and get paint thinner
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Odd that what worked on the rest of the paint didn't also work for the paint in the groove.....
     
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    What kind of paint? Latex? Oil? Acrylic? It makes a difference.
     
  7. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    Scrub at it with an old tooth brush using the nail varnish remover?

    Theres also a product called simple green thats generally safe with plastics. You can soak it in that then scrub off the paint. Test a bit on the plastic first to be safe tho
     
  8. Orange Furball thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ding ding ding!!! You win!!! The toothbrush cuter through the paint like butter. Looks good as new! Thanks!
     

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