Chicks and paint.

gwh
gwh Posts: 1,450
Picked up a Mythos 5 set up this morning from a yard sale for $150 and someone has painted over the aluminum finish .... wth?
I'm going to Google it but any advice from fourm members on removing the paint without dulling the aluminum finish would be appreciated I have no clue on the type of paint used and I hope they did not rough up the surface before applying that crap.


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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,749
    It appears they tried to make the sides look like leather. Good luck with that.
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  • Polkie2009
    Polkie2009 Posts: 3,835
    Previous owner probably got a great deal on black paint.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,347
    Polkie2009 wrote: »
    Previous owner probably got a great deal on black paint.

    Welp, so much for my laptop screen -- festooned with my beverage now, it is.
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,622
    It's on the backside.....leave it alone

    Festooned.....seriously Mark....
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,909
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Polkie2009 wrote: »
    Previous owner probably got a great deal on black paint.

    Welp, so much for my laptop screen -- festooned with my beverage now, it is.

    I would have done the same, but then I realized the finish is only a dark charcoal grey... Like the hunt for sasquatch, the search for the fabled "black" paint continues.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,347
    I love this place.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,591
    Hope they were nearly free. Either bury them with curtain or in dark room for an HT system.

    Or you can lightly sand to try to clean them up, primer them, and then go with a hammered metal look. Other than that....gar---bage
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,558
    Hard chrome them that should be cool
  • rpf65
    rpf65 Posts: 2,127
    Can try a nice wall paper. Hello Kitty is supposed to be pretty popular.
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,404
    I mean really Mr. Hardy. Festooned?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • mrbiron wrote: »
    It's on the backside.....leave it alone

    That's what she said.
    Festooned.....seriously Mark....

    I've been trying to alert you peoples for some time now as to who the real troublemakers are !
    ..... yes, it's all starting to become clear now ......

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  • hochpt21
    hochpt21 Posts: 5,350
    edited February 2017
    mrbiron wrote: »
    It's on the backside.....leave it alone

    That's what she said.


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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,347
    edited February 2017
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Hard chrome them that should be cool

    :)

    PS I'll have you all know I looked up festooned in the dictionary before I foisted it upon this thread. "Decorated". It means decorated. :)

    -- and, yes, I did foist "festooned" on you. My work is done here.
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,651
    Foist or last, Doc.....we're all winners here.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,347
    That was good, that.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,347
    edited February 2017
    Speaking of hard chromed loudspeakers -- it's always kind of bugged me that the Gale GS401 loudspeakers were actually pretty darned good. I think that even I, aesthetically challenged as I am, would draw the line at having a pair of these in my house (well -- maybe in the basement).

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    Just -- eww.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,235
    Dang I had my hopes up when clicking on this thread, Chicks and paint had me at Hello.
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  • I have to warn you, Mr. Hardy, keep it up and you'll soon be foisting yourself on your own petard ! :o

    Those speakers were very distinctive. Their bookshelfs, the Gale Storms, were aka "My Little Margies".

    ...... okay, not the best, but it's Sunday after all. It's my weak end.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,347
    edited February 2017
    I have to warn you, Mr. Hardy, keep it up and you'll soon be foisting yourself on your own petard ! :o

    Those speakers were very distinctive. Their bookshelfs, the Gale Storms, were aka "My Little Margies".

    ...... okay, not the best, but it's Sunday after all. It's my weak end.

    Full point for the first bon mot; half-credit for the second one (which was more of a pun, albeit a pretty darned good one).

    :)


  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,886
    Give them a light sanding then coat them in this:

    http://m.homedepot.com/p/Plasti-Dip-11-oz-Black-Rubber-Coating-Spray-11203-6/100131010

    You would be amazed by this stuff. Very easy to work with. They might look half decent after.
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  • A citrus stripper would be the best method that might protect the metal underneath. It would also be the only way to lift paint from a brushed surface without damage.
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  • Back i the Day (t.m.), if we had some doors, etc that were heavily coated with old paint, we'd use a product called BIX stripper.
    If you had a not-delicate, not-expensive piece of wood furniture you needed stripping, BIX would do the job.

    Now, I don't have a clue as to how it would interact with metal.
    But carefully and lightly brushed on, it turns into a paste-like substance that is easilly picked off with a putty knife. Wipe the wood down with damp cloth, and voila !

    DISCLAIMER: now don't go getting the Marie Antoinette desk out of the attic that you had evaluated on The Antiques Road Show for $150,000 and go slopping on a gallon of BIX.

    BIX, Inc ( or whatever they're called) does a lot of paint removal up in NYC in older buildings. Might be worth contacting them. I'd look up the effect of BIX on metals, but I'm lazy.
    P.S. when using BIX, follow directions and wear protective gloves. It will take off fingerprints. o:)
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  • Emlyn
    Emlyn Posts: 3,021
    edited February 2017
    Rustoleum aircraft paint remover would take that paint off in just a few minutes if it is polished aluminum underneath. It won't be without mess and the aluminum finish will be bare. Given the quality of the paint job it is unlikely the paint was put on after prepping the surfaces. At least bare aluminum would look better. A new finish like Plasti Dip mentioned above is another option. That is available in dozens of colors including various metallic colors for automotive uses.
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 45,749
    Marine/Aircraft stripper (I use a different brand) is designed to remove epoxy paint without damaging the aluminum surface. It would have no problem removing whatever that mess is.

    Caution: it is extremely powerful stuff that will burn your skin, so you need to wear heavy duty stripping gloves.
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  • daboyz
    daboyz Posts: 5,151
    tonyb wrote: »
    Dang I had my hopes up when clicking on this thread, Chicks and paint had me at Hello.

    I was disappointed, too. ;)

  • BlueFox
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,347
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    Well, probably dye. I hope. If they're not dyed, they probably died. :(
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