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removing gloss paint from vinyl?

Discussion in 'music' started by paulfromcamden, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Hmm. Any suggestions?

    I have an LP with a 10mm blob of white gloss paint firmly bonded to track three :-(
  2. Anex

    Anex Señor Member

    Can't you fingernail it off? I'd guess most things which will thin the paint will also thin the vinyl.
  3. kjb

    kjb Losing my edge

    Thinking laterally:

    Splatter more paint on it, create a Squire-esque art work, frame it and flog it for £50 and buy a new copy out of the profit?

    What is the record?

  4. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Won't fingernail - it's well and truly stuck :-(

    It's this.


    Great record! I think it came out of a bargain bin years ago (because of the paint splash...) - I guess I'll either have to invest in a new copy or just stick to side b!
  5. ian r

    ian r 401's Nakman

    Looks like a Dada Disk to me - remove paint loose point

    for example
  6. Pete the Feet

    Pete the Feet pfm Member

    Judging by the cover it could be one of Fox's.
  7. Anex

    Anex Señor Member

    Paul, have you tried a sewing needle on it? You might be able to lever it off or poke it to death.
    I haven't listened to that in ages.
  8. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!


    Soak it in white sprit to soften the paint, check that it dosn't do any thing to the record first!

  9. Mescalito

    Mescalito pfm Member

    White spirit won't touch vinyl. It may strip out some of the plasticisers, but that shouldn't effect SQ.

    Avoid acetone or any of the cyclic solvents, though.

    If you have an already knackerd disc, try doing a trial with xylene. It will be borderline, but it shouldn't effect vinyl, but it will definitely soften alkyds or emulsions.

  10. pil

    pil pfm Member

    Yes try white spirit on an old shagged record first.
  11. demotivated

    demotivated pfm Member

    could you epoxy or superglue an anchor point to the paint and then lever it off? A small bolt-head, flat glued on, could be grabbed by pliers on the threads of the bolt. Lever sideways so it yields.
  12. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    Then we get a thread about removing epoxy from records:D

  13. Mescalito

    Mescalito pfm Member

    In the case of aged alkyds, their adhesive strength to the vinyl is likely to be greater than their internal cohesive strength.
    This beinn the case, the paint spot would fail cohesively, leaving paint on the bolt head, but also still on the vinyl.

  14. johnfromnorwich

    johnfromnorwich even my wife noticed the dif..

    If all else fails, it's been reissued. Nice weighty flat and quiet vinyl with extras on a second disc. Not quite the same I realise, but it's a corker.
  15. Linn Naim

    Linn Naim pfm Member

    Try neat IPA?
  16. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

  17. MartinC

    MartinC pfm Member

    Waste of good beer :D. If it's a latex (water) based gloss, use an ammonia based cleaner (Windex in the US, not sure of a UK version). That should attack the latex but not the vinyl. If it's an oil based paint try turpentine (but use on an old scratched throw away record to check first)
  18. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    A cunning plan indeed!

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