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Paint removal


SolaVeritate
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Any tips on how to remove the paint from this..

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I'm not sure the type of paint used. It sits in recesses about 1/2mm deep. I'm also assuming its stainless steel.

I don't have paint stripper or nail varnish remover and TBH, If I buy a tin of "Amazo! Paint remover" it would probably be the same cost as buying a new plain bezel. 

If it messes up, I probably will buy a new bezel anyway.. so.. any crazy ideas? I was thinking of heat. 

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38 minutes ago, rhaythorne said:

I used acetone, which is nail varnish remover.  Lots of very cheap options on eBay or from Boots/Superdrug etc.

I'm thinking I can stretch to nail varnish remover, but I love finding alternative hands on solutions. Right now its sitting in a heated vinegar & salt solution. :crazy5vh:

Edit.. it didn't work. :whistle:

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Cosmetic nail varnish remover may not actually do the job - it is not pure acetone - and I am a bit surprised that acetone itself can remove the paint from a watch bezel; my own preference would be to use a decent paint stripper. Whatever solvent does the job, you will obviously need to be very careful not to scratch or damage the surface of the bezel; hopefully, the bezel is solid and not plated. 

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