Removing paint/ink logotypes from bare aluminum w/o damaging the finish?
February 20, 2013 12:47 PM Subscribe
Paint Removal/Solvent Experts
: Looking for solvents/methods for removing paint (ink?) logos from semi-glossy aluminum bicycle parts, without damaging or changing the finish. Detailed pics inside.
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj to sports, hobbies, & recreation (14 answers total)
Looking to "murder out"
my components (as the kids are calling it) and remove the screened-on paint (ink?) logos.
Here's what we're working with in a nutshell; A bunch of slightly different finishes/textures on bare(?) aluminum:
I'm looking for a solvent/method that will gently remove these paints (inks?) from the surface without changing the appearance of the underlying or surrounding metal.
I own a Dremel tool and have a big-box hardware store a mile away.
Not so much looking for conjecture or speculation -- this crankset would make for an expensive experiment -- looking for expertise in solvents or people who have performed this or something similar. Which approach(es) have you used that has given good results? Many thanks for your time and your expertise.