newbie asks: whats the best way to remove the face paint i.e. stealth???

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    Confused newbie asks: whats the best way to remove the face paint i.e. stealth???

    can some off the older members share their tried and true methods to easy paint stripping? also ive heard that nailpolish makes good replacement paint is this true???

    any help will be greatly appreciated!!!!:thanks

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    Re: newbie asks: whats the best way to remove the face paint i.e. stealth???

    Do a forum search on 'Goof Off' and 'stealthing' and you will find a lot of information.

    Don't use paint stripper. I melted a bezel with paint stripper not long ago.
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    Re: newbie asks: whats the best way to remove the face paint i.e. stealth???

    Goof-Off is definitely the best thing to remove the paint. Soak the bezel in Goof-Off for 30 minutes, IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA, and brush off the paint with a soft toothbrush. Afterward, wash the bezel with soap and water.

    For me at least, the second best method is covering up the existing paint with Testor's flat black modeling paint. I use this on bezels when Goof-Off will not remove absolutely all of the paint.

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    Re: newbie asks: whats the best way to remove the face paint i.e. stealth???

    Some time ago, actually several years ago, I won a DW-6500 that had half the paint on the lettering on the bezel worn off and so I figured it would look better with no paint at all. What I did was to sit down with a magnifying glass and a pin and pick all the old paint off. Only an enthusiast would do something this stupid but it looked much better when I was done. Kinda painstaking but at least it doesn't expose the bezel to any chemicals which may cause damage.

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    Re: newbie asks: whats the best way to remove the face paint i.e. stealth???

    I just recently stealthed a 5500 and used GoofOff2. The "2" is made specifically for plastics (bought at Home Depot). I used a q-tip dipped in the Goofoff and "painted" the lettering, letting it sit for about 5 min at a time and then roughed it up with an old toothbrush. Took about 10-15 minutes.
    Wash it with soap and water afterward, and enjoy!
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    Re: newbie asks: whats the best way to remove the face paint i.e. stealth???

    Thanks for the tip, onrypt! I've got a 5600 that I'm wanting to stealth and was wondering how to do this without having to take it apart. Sounds like GO2 is perfect for this.

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    Re: newbie asks: whats the best way to remove the face paint i.e. stealth???

    thanx all!

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