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Old 03-18-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Removing TMIC STi Paint

I have done a little research about removing intercooler paint, but havent come across anyone who has removed the stock STi tmic logo. I have a cgm, and am going silver with blue accents, and the only thing left is the red STi on my intercooler. I want to remove it and spray a blue STi logo. I already ordered the stencil, only 12 bucks. So if this idea is a total bust, im not out of much $$$. A few people have talked about using 3M brand aircraft paint remover, but i am a but skeptical. Before doing so, i was wondering if anyone else has removed the paint.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:09 AM   #2
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Look up any paint remover that's safe on aluminum and go to town. Or just paint over it. It's not that hard.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:11 AM   #3
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You think it will be easy to cover up? I just really dont want it to turn out purple LOL
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:27 PM   #4
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Why would it turn purple?

And buy a gallon of aircraft stripper that is safe for aluminum.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:32 PM   #5
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Aluminium safe paint remover.

OR

Paint white, then paint blue.

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Paint blue.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:03 PM   #6
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The red is dry so it won't combine with the blue so it won't turn out purple. Just paint over it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:14 PM   #7
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Why would it turn purple?

And buy a gallon of aircraft stripper that is safe for aluminum.
I was hoping he was going to search for aircraft paint remover that specifically says it's safe on aluminum.

Since most aircraft are made of aluminum. ...
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:16 PM   #8
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Eh, sometimes you gotta spell it out for kids.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:21 PM   #9
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You know what. Screw it. just put a sticker on it.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:24 PM   #10
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You know what. Screw it. just put a sticker on it.
Vinyl wrap it
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:34 AM   #11
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I think vinyl would be your best bet. I can make you the decal....
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:56 AM   #12
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Vinyl wrapping sounds way to sketchy, i think im just gonna paint over it. Think i need high temp paint? I have a spray can of subaru wrb i picked up from napa paint. Think that will work?
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:57 AM   #13
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Eh, sometimes you gotta spell it out for kids.
I am mainly posting to see if anyone else has done what im trying to do, which nobody has come to the table with yet...... Lets not try to turn this into a bashing contest since i know how much you "Trollers" love to do that.

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Old 03-19-2014, 08:17 AM   #14
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Dont they sell the templates somewhere to repaint the sti logo....I know people have done it before. This is what the OP needs.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:46 AM   #15
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Dont they sell the templates somewhere to repaint the sti logo....I know people have done it before. This is what the OP needs.
He already has it.

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I am mainly posting to see if anyone else has done what im trying to do, which nobody has come to the table with yet...... Lets not try to turn this into a bashing contest since i know how much you "Trollers" love to do that.
I'm not trolling, I gave you advice. It's been done many times before.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:23 AM   #16
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Vinyl wrapping sounds way to sketchy, i think im just gonna paint over it. Think i need high temp paint? I have a spray can of subaru wrb i picked up from napa paint. Think that will work?
How hot does the tmic get?

What temp does the paint say it's safe to?
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