Stripping paint off backglass -any tips?

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Stripping paint off backglass -any tips?


By Minneapolispin

33 days ago



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#1 33 days ago

Tonight I’m going to officially start ‘restoring’ a project Pharaoh I picked up off Craig’s List last year. I had all the boards redone by a local tech pro, so it’s playing perfectly now. I’ll start the process of cleaning, re-rubbering, LED conversion, etc tonight.

Question has to do with the backglass. Unfortunately, about half the paint from the original backglass is missing, so I bought the alternate translite off eBay. I’ll need to strip the remaining paint off the glass and will lay the new translite over the soon to be clear glass. Any suggestions on the best way to get the paint off? Some chemical to start and then a razor blade to carefully scrape away perhaps? I’ve used turpentine to remove paint off wood, but is there a glass equivalent someone here could suggest?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

#2 33 days ago

You could just use paint thinner. May be easier to get a new sheet of glass though as that shouldn't cost you but $20-$30 at a glass shop.

#3 33 days ago

Lacquer thinner would probably do a number on it.

#4 33 days ago

A fresh razor blade....

#5 33 days ago

Paint stripper.

#6 33 days ago

Thanks guys.

#7 33 days ago

Any idea how this rubber can be removed? It seems like a solid piece of metal and I can’t figure out how it was put on originally. The hole is so much smaller than the shaft.

That’s what she said...
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#8 33 days ago

I left the post attached and just pulled it off with pliers.

#9 33 days ago

I can’t seem to fit a new one on. The hole is way too small.

Ugh. That’s what she said!!

#10 33 days ago

Spray some WD40 on it.

#11 33 days ago
Quoted from Minneapolispin:

I can’t seem to fit a new one on. The hole is way too small.

Hold the new rubber in your hand. Run the warmest to hottest water over the new rubber for a minute or so. It should be more flexible after the hot water. A quick wipe of the outside of the new rubber, then shove it on the metal post.

#12 32 days ago
Quoted from Minneapolispin:

I can’t seem to fit a new one on. The hole is way too small.
Ugh. That’s what she said!!

Use a piece of wood. Drill a hole wider than the narrow part of the post and push it down on the rubber. You just need to get the rubber started over the fat part, so kinda swerve the wood around at a slight angle to get it going.

Its a new rubber so it is flexible enough and you are unlikely to damage it.

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