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Old 9th July 2007, 08:28 PM   #1
Shpoop is offline Shpoop  United States
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Default Help removing paint

hey guys. i need help removing paint. It's not on audio boxes or anything so I put it here.

I'm talking about paint on glass bottles. For instance, something like shown below.

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I've tried paint thinner and acetone. Neither worked. I didn't soak, I dipped paper towels in the solvents and then scrubbed. Should I try soaking next? I don't think that would make a difference, because nothing at all visible happened with the scrubbing.

Does this type of paint require a different type of solvent? Any ideas?

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Old 9th July 2007, 08:40 PM   #2
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I've also tried washing it and scraping it with a knife (tho probably not as sharp as window razors), as well as scrubbing it with steel wool. Neither worked.

maybe it should be mentioned that the glass I'm trying this on is frosted.
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Old 9th July 2007, 09:06 PM   #3
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Hi Shpoop,

maybe it wasn't paint ? if it's that tough probably the letter/picture use some sort of colored glass.
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Old 9th July 2007, 10:53 PM   #4
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Maybe you can try furniture paint stripper.
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Old 10th July 2007, 12:48 PM   #5
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Hi Shpoop,

Do you have any firends that work at a Car Radiator shop? They have a tank that removes paint from radiators with a caustic solution so they can recondition them. Bring a six pack (or a case) of beer and ask them to soak it for a couple of days. Or find an Automotive Paint supply house and ask them what they would use to remove the paint. Good Luck!

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Old 22nd July 2007, 04:46 PM   #6
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If it's already frosted then would a very fine media sandblast not work just fine?
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