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Removing spray paint from acrylic
« on: June 26, 2015, 03:33:19 pm »
So for my cabinet, I sprayed painted the back side of the acrylic sheet to make the monitor bezel.  I now want to add a 7" USB monitor in the area that was spray painted to serve as the second screen for instructions and/or marquee.  Is there a way to safely remove the spray paint without scratching up the acrylic or do I need to get a brand new piece of acrylic?  Thanks!

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Re: Removing spray paint from acrylic
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 03:14:24 pm »
anything that will remove paint will likely eat acrylic.

gonna have to get another.

but, if you are game, you have nothing to lose.... you can try paint stripper like Polystrippa or Circa  to remove the paint....it MAY leave your plastic alone. it may also eat the plastic. plastics are weird like that.

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Re: Removing spray paint from acrylic
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 02:48:11 pm »
Thanks.  I had a feeling that this was the case.

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Re: Removing spray paint from acrylic
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2015, 10:27:56 pm »
Cintrastrip will DEFINITELY mess up the acrylic.  I speak from experience. 
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