Can I de-etch this sketch?
August 12, 2010 5:19 AM   Subscribe

How can I remove faux / false etching on glass doors?

I recently had a three panel sliding door installed in our offices, and unbeknown to me before ordering it, there are two patterns of four interlocking circles on each panel, which is making me feel like I'm in a Audi dealership. (theres an image here)

Obviously it's a safety feature, but i'd like to remove it. I scratched at it a bit with a blade and it started to come off, so I assumed it wasn't true etching, but after the first layer of what I assumed to be paint came off, i couldn't get off what was underneath. I tried all manner of adhesive removers short of acetone, but nothing worked, and now it looks worse than with the circles on.

Any suggestions?
posted by LongDrive to Home & Garden (2 answers total)
Acetone. Goof-Off or similar.
posted by fixedgear at 5:24 AM on August 12, 2010

Yeah, acetone will remove move contact adhesives, which is what this was likely attached with.
posted by echo target at 6:11 AM on August 12, 2010

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