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  1. Brettc10

    Brettc10 Oakley Expert

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    What has anyone used to remove the paint from the arms? I want the Plate arms to be clear. I read a few that had done clear frames on here.
    Can anyone let me know what they used that will not damage the plastic?
    Thanks
     
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  2. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    the plate arms are no problem . . . i cleaned a silver pair with acetone-free nail polish remover!

    Removing Paint From Arms - platef.jpg
    Removing Paint From Arms - platecloseup.jpg
     

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  3. SpliceD

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    Wow, interesting. The plates actually come off like that?
     
  4. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Well I know what I'm doing with my plates.
     
  5. Brettc10

    Brettc10 Oakley Expert

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    Thanks Nerd
    How did you get the arms and plate pieces off? I looked at the arms and was afraid I would break the plastic pin.
    Did the paint come of easy?
    I have read about the boiling in water??
    I want to do the same thing you did strip them clear.
     
  6. Brettc10

    Brettc10 Oakley Expert

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    You should custom the ones you have. Half the color was off already.
    I have a very cool idea for the ones I am doing.
     
  7. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    qtrain - that's the right way for you "damaged" plates :big_boss:

    Brettc - the paint comes off very easy with the acetone-free nail polish remover. you can try it with warm/hot water too! the plate pieces are glued and i took them off during the process . . . it was not a big problem on my pair. good luck!!
    and post some pics :eek:))
     
  8. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    I was gonna send them to chop but communication is slow at best. I'll see what I can do
     
  9. Brettc10

    Brettc10 Oakley Expert

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    Hey Nerd stripped them last night. Arms were easy, frame was a bit of a pain. Little elbow grease and it is all off. I used the Acetone-free nail polish remover. it worked very well. Seemed to work better when I let them soak a little. I removed all the plate pieces and arms. No problems.
    I will post pictures later. Did you finish yours?
    Thanks again for the info.
     
  10. Brettc10

    Brettc10 Oakley Expert

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    Take your time and give it a shot. It is not a quick process. I spend about 2 to 3 hours taking apart and stripping last night.
    I am looking forward to the idea I have for them. Hope it looks as good as they do in my mind.
    I will keep you all posted.
    Good luck