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Topic # 59602 7-Apr-2010 21:57
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I have a phone or two that have screen printed logos on them (e.g. see pic) that i want to remove as I am with a different carrier. I also just bought a HTC magic off trademe that I will run with Cyanogen firmware.



How can I remove these screen prints to have an unbranded phone?

I work in a lab so I have access to any kind of solvent, I just tried some ethanol and isopropanol, that didn't do anything as I expected (well it is a bit cleaner now).

I could progressively try stronger solvents until I find one that removes the brand but doesn't melt the plastic, but has anyone done this before?


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  Reply # 316046 8-Apr-2010 09:14
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Angle Grinder?




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  Reply # 316051 8-Apr-2010 09:26
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Will probably come off with some light abrasive, toothpaste might take it off.

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  Reply # 316058 8-Apr-2010 09:42
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you might be able to buy new housing for the phone, depending on the brand.

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  Reply # 316063 8-Apr-2010 09:51
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allstarnz: you might be able to buy new housing for the phone, depending on the brand.


Is a motorola V525

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Reply # 316064 8-Apr-2010 09:52
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Handsomedan: Angle Grinder?


Yep that will do it

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  Reply # 316095 8-Apr-2010 10:42
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johnr:
Handsomedan: Angle Grinder?


Yep that will do it
You can always rely on me for practical and useful advice.




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  Reply # 316217 8-Apr-2010 14:30
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-1 Acetone, I had high hopes for that too.



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  Reply # 316225 8-Apr-2010 14:42
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OK what should I try next on the list of solvents (sorted by strength).

I have seen choloform melt plastic before...

This guy seems to think sugar cubes will work. Never seen a sugar cube in NZ before.

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  Reply # 316227 8-Apr-2010 14:45
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haha never heard of sugar cubes removing it, but they are in teh sugar isle, near the chelsea stuff :)

Um, Brasso or Silvo might do it, albeit very slowly, but slowly is safely I guess






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  Reply # 316389 8-Apr-2010 23:42
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Oncop53: This guy seems to think sugar cubes will work. Never seen a sugar cube in NZ before.


Woolworths have them, Chelsea branded: http://goo.gl/w1yR




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