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« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2002, 08:35:00 PM »

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On 2002-11-11 15:25, Samduhman wrote:
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

Consumer Service

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Um yeah, if it was still wet... very few things will remove paint once its dry.

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On 2002-11-11 16:01, kwikfire wrote:
Has anybody tried vinyl dye on plexi-glass?  i.e., could red dye make clear red plexi-glass?


No, far from it.  The dye is not translucent.  It would have the same effect as spray painting it... exept maybe the dye would eat into the plexiglass, Im not sure.
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« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2002, 07:05:00 AM »

Merlin you butt.... why do you keep peeing in my Wheaties :-)

I appreciate all the advice. Next time I'll know better.
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« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2002, 10:12:00 AM »

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On 2002-11-13 07:05, Samduhman wrote:
Merlin you butt.... why do you keep peeing in my Wheaties :-)

I appreciate all the advice. Next time I'll know better.


LOL, well unfortunatly I know from long, hard experence that its nearly impossible to take paint off of drive bezels.  About the only way you can do it is sanding...
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« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2002, 02:30:00 PM »

Hi,

I would like to know if the color "421 Silver Smoke Metallic" will let the black lettering clear on my LG CD-RW?

http://www.plastikote.com/plastikote/auto/templatecolors.jsp?product=UltraVinyl
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« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2002, 04:25:00 PM »

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On 2002-11-15 14:30, Hokuem wrote:
I would like to know if the color "421 Silver Smoke Metallic" will let the black lettering clear on my LG CD-RW?


Your guess is as good as mine.  I am guessing yes, since its a lighter color... but then again, thats what I thought about blue.

Also, while googling around I happened to search for vinyl dye... this looks promising: http://shop.store.yahoo.com/yourautotrim-store/semdye.html

I have never delt with either the store or that particlular brand, so dont ask me about them.  Looks like they have a good selection of colors though.
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« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2002, 03:13:57 PM »

Got a question about the vinyl dye that maybe someone can answer... I'm thinking about painting my case black with the dye, but then I'd like to paint on some of it as well (stencil picture on the side). Will this work, or am I just setting myself up for disaster?

Thanks :)
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« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2002, 03:52:49 PM »

I dont see why that wouldnt work.  Just as long as everything that you apply the dye to is plastic.  If you paint metal or painted surfaces the dye will not be able to adhere.  But if you dye plastic, then paint over that... it should be fine.  Just allow the dye to fully cure (24 to 48 hours) before putting paint on it.
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« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2002, 11:57:56 AM »

Dupli-color makes some nice vinyl dyes: http://www.duplicolor.com/products/vinyl.html

Here's the color list.
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/colors/vinyl.html

For those concerned with getting a glossier look gloss black is available in addition to the standard flat black, I tested it out on some old bezels and it looks nice, very shiny and reflective.  I picked up a couple cans at the local AutoZone for $3.99 a can which is about half the price I usually see Plastikote sell for.
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« Reply #48 on: December 01, 2002, 07:15:58 PM »

would applying the vinyl paint work for mice (specifically a microsoft intellimouse)? if so, would the paint gum up the buttons? thanks
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« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2002, 12:54:14 PM »

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would applying the vinyl paint work for mice (specifically a microsoft intellimouse)? if so, would the paint gum up the buttons? thanks


Sure, its one of the best things that you can use vinyl dye on.  There is very little surface buildup (unlike paint) so the buttons wont stick.  Also, the dye is much less likely to scratch or chip like most paints eventually do on mice.
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