Author Topic: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?  (Read 195361 times)

Dusk Patrol

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...without damaging the epoxy?

Itís a kids paddle... to be given to someone not fond of the flash...
Thx!
« Last Edit: September 09, 2019, 05:46:15 PM by Dusk Patrol »
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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 08:03:08 PM »
You could rotate through the usual strippers. Original Goofoff has about all of the known deadly solvents that are known to cause cancer in California in one can. Wear gloves and a good mask. If it were me and I couldn't just live with the dipshit graphics I'd sand them off and clear coat the paddle. Or just sand enough to take the edges off the graphic and spray with a color.
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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 10:01:56 PM »
Thanks,

I'm just going to wet sand through some varying grits. Probably end up spraying it like you predict.

That said, here's my favorite solution found online... "extremely toxic and flammable"  : )

"I work in the aerospace industry. There is a much more effective way than just sanding. if you can get your hands on a solvent called Methyl Ethyl Keytone, or MEK, used extensively in the aerospace/automotive/paint industries it will remove the paint and wont affect the integrity of the composite frame. this product is extremely toxic & flammable however, and great care must be taken in its' handling, use and disposal. read the material data sheet before use. wear the appropriate protective equipment ie; butyl gloves, respirator with organic vapour filter and eye protection as a bare minimum. use in a well ventillated area.

Scrub frame with MEK & scotchbrite. Use sparingly. Do not over-do it or you will start to scrub through the graphite! Wipe down with MEK soaked rag Repeat process if required. Rinse frame with water after use. Dispose of waste properly. Have a shower & wash clothes. Do not allow product to contact your watch! If you haven't already guessed, this stuff is seriously bad for you. That said, it's the industry standard for removing paint from composites. The only other effective way is medium blasting (not sand blasting!) and should only be done by trained professionals with purpose built equipment/facilities."
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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 10:30:37 PM »
Just slap a nice big Quickblade sticker over the green logo, and job done :)

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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 03:32:36 AM »
dip it in hydrochloric acid---for like a second

we used to turn pennies into dimes this way--when i was a kid--god knows the fumes we were breathing
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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 05:52:23 AM »
That much MEK will probably cost more than the paddle. It's about 40 bucks a gallon, and using it will probably shorten your lifespan, but other than that it's a great idea.
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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 10:05:59 AM »
It looks like a sticker to me, very faint continuous line across the bottom of the graphics.  If that's the case, use a hair dryer, it will bubble up and basically fall off, assuming that it doesn't have some kind of clearcoat on top of it.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 10:08:00 AM by Weasels wake »
It takes a quiver to do that.

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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 04:03:25 PM »
Just slap a nice big Quickblade sticker over the green logo, and job done :)

Something from the best of British Ska would be my vote. (Goes downstairs to find "Dance Craze" soundtrack)

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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 09:31:18 PM »
"VANS" sticker over the green part. Already got the checkerboard
Kids are into Vans shoes these days.

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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 11:02:06 PM »
Thanks for the great ideas. Especially the ska band or Vans sticker ideas. I’m happy to report I found a product that removed the offending graphics completely, with no residue at all left over. And that product is ... Craigslist. Sold it. ;D
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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2019, 04:06:31 AM »
Just slap a nice big Quickblade sticker over the green logo, and job done :)

Something from the best of British Ska would be my vote. (Goes downstairs to find "Dance Craze" soundtrack)
Genius idea! :) That paddle looks like it has done much too much much too young, anyway.

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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2019, 08:50:01 AM »
Ha, and it was three tone instead of 2 Tone. Bonus here is that Iíll go watch Dance Craze.
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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2019, 09:27:37 AM »
Any old 'sign' vinyl...   I covered a 'Brown' tropical print from of the big names with it.

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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2019, 10:19:55 AM »
And that product is ... Craigslist. Sold it. ;D


Too much pressure from the kid? Madness!


Genius idea! :) That paddle looks like it has done much too much much too young, anyway.

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Re: Any ideas how to remove painted graphics from carbon paddle blade?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2019, 12:21:31 PM »
^   ;D
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