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Samduhman

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« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2002, 10:55:00 PM »

Merlinicopus...... You mean with all the solvents and poisons available these days theres not paint remover that will remove this paint? How about a match?

A very dumb question but is there any place I could get new face plates?
I have a Plextor slot load DVD
Lite-ON cdrw
floppy drive (this would be easy)

Thanks for all the help even though it really didnt help. Just joking you know.
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« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2002, 11:40:00 PM »

I would say you sand, paint and forget the Dye.
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« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2002, 11:48:00 PM »

Yes, for the last time, you forever ruined your chance to dye by painting.  By the time that you sand down far enough to get untouched plastic, you will have destroyed half of your face plate.

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Q: I have painted something in the past; can I sand the paint off and apply vinyl dye?

A: Nope, using paint fills all the little holes in the plastic, and the dye can't stain the plastic.


Anything thats going to eat paint will eat plastic a heck of a lot faster, so there is no magic chemical that you can put on.  As for finding new faceplates, good luck.  Those are almost impossible to get.

Rule #1 of modding.  If you are unsure of something, get the answser, and then procede.
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« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2002, 05:34:00 AM »

Merlinicorpus, FYI only because you keep bringing it up. I gave up on the dye idea  a couple messages ago. I've just been trying to get info to remove the paint I applied. I apologize if my messages were'nt clear enough in stating this.

Anyway, I think your right about the solvents eating the plastic but I still hope your wrong. I emailed Plasti-kote and told them my problem. I'll post their response.

Best Regards
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« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2002, 05:42:00 AM »

Mer... Your definately right about this.
Rule #1 of modding. If you are unsure of something, get the answser, and then procede.

I have a lan party this week and just got stupid and rushed to get it done. However, now that I look at it, It still looks better than beige. So not a total bomb.

 
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« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2002, 04:19:00 PM »

Long ago I painted the front grills on my antec/cheiftec/whatever silver, and left the rest of the bezel alone.  If I dye my bezel, I know the unpainted part will take the dye but will the dye just run off the painted grill leaving it nice or will it just look ass-nasty?
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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2002, 10:19:00 PM »

No it will go ahead and stick to anything, it just won't penetrate and give that "professional" look and the hardness benifits.  The consistancy is just like paint.  However you will get some of the color tint through with the dye.  So the parts with paint will have either a lighter or grayish tint.
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« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2002, 12:16:00 PM »

I think I'm just going to go ahead and dye it, then touch up the paint if need be..  thx Merlin.
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« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2002, 03:25:00 PM »

Here's Plati-kotes reply. I havent tried it yet but what do you think? Will it work as far as just removing the paint so I can paint it again.

"We recommend the use of Lacquer Thinner to remove the Candy Apple/Metal Flake.  Mineral Spirits will also remove this product without harming the plastic portions on your computer."

Rubi Medley

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« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2002, 04:01:00 PM »

Has anybody tried vinyl dye on plexi-glass?  i.e., could red dye make clear red plexi-glass?
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