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Remove paint from GPU shroud?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by demonic186, 19 Aug 2018.

  1. demonic186

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    Joined: 20 Jan 2016

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    Location: Scotland

    Wasn't 100% which area to post this under but as title says does anyone know a safe (ish) way to remove generic spray paint from a plastic GPU shroud?

    I painted my R9 390 nitro shroud orange a little over a year ago when I had it in an orange/white portal themed build but have now grown a little bored of that and would like to get it back to plain black if possible?

    I had even considered just buying a spares/repair card and using the shroud from that but funds are tight and people seem to want stupid money for a dead card :D:p
     
  2. Rob Turbo

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    Joined: 28 Aug 2012

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    Location: Durham

    Paint it black?
     
  3. Skorpion

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    Use dettol and a toothbrush. Plenty of newspaper and old rags. Wash off after with warm soapy water ;)
     
  4. LuckyBenski

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    Joined: 28 Dec 2017

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    Location: London

    Does Dettol really remove paint?! I'm surprised.

    All the solvents that remove proper spray paint have a good chance of melting plastic too. I'd buy a cheap can of black and paint it again.
     
  5. Skorpion

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    The original stuff used to on my airfix models, not sure about modern dettol sprays and worktop cleaners though :)
     
  6. demonic186

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    Can't hurt to try it I guess, if all else fails it will be disinfected and squeaky clean! if it doesn't work I'll go with sanding it and painting black again I guess.
     
  7. new boy

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    Paint tends to be perminant, if you want to strip it off and have it look like it did before you painted it, then I think you are going to be disappointed.