VGOD Pro Mech Paint Stripping/Removal

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    So my baby has over the last few months suffered some wear and tear including scratching scuff marks and a bit of damage from being dropped.

    Me being a perfectionist i cant stand having an imperfect looking product.

    So ive decided to strip the paint off of it. I have found no information on doing this anywhere so hopefully ill be able to help here.

    So far ive tried soaking it in thinners but to no avail. I dont want to use any harsh chemicals because there is a delrin insert inside which wont come out and the contact has a plastic part on it too and i worry about damaging these. Ive heard sanding works but im worried i might scratch it as i am no handy man. Any advice would be appreciated 1533242990585510481532.jpg 1533243029032-1570027314.jpg

    Here is what it currently looks like.

    I will be posting progress i make on this thread.
     

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    Have you tried acetone?
     
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    Tried both acetone and thinners

    The acetone cleaned some of the scuff marks off but left the paint unchanged



    The paint almost looks asif it could be cerakote
     
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    Other than that, I suggest water paper - very fine grit and a lot of elbow grease
     
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    Will give it a try. Gonna head down to the hardwear store see if they msybe dont have any suggestions also.
     
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    I'm looking to do exactly the same thing to exactly the same mod. Following closely to see how it pans out. Go to the hardware store and pick up proper paint stripper.
     
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    if that works im stripping mine too
     
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    Paired with a priest Cap on the Dead Rabbit :party:
     
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    Im worried about using paint steipper because of the delrin sleve inside and the piece on the bottom contact

    It may melt it
     
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    Will follow and see how you manage. I've seen an elite VGOD stripped but the texture on the metal was different where the paint had been stripped. Not sure if it's just like that under the paint or the guy did a poor job with sanding.
     
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    Have you tried very fine grit paper like 1000+ to even shit out and tried smacking it with a shammy and some brasso or the copper one?
     
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    Look below
     
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    Progress Report:

    Decided to give a try on the button in hopes of not screwing up the entire mod. Very impressed with results. Going to do the entire mod this coming weekend over the long weekend.

    I didnt do a perfect job and left the inside bits because those are difficult to reach and covered anyway.

    I stuck it in drill and spun it at low speed with some 100 grit sandpaper which i wet every so often.

    The 100 grit left no actual markings so if you want to stop here that will be fine but i reccomend using a 2000 grit afterward just to perfect it.

    The 2000 grit will shine it and remove any marks left by the lower number but its not strong enough to remove paint. To remove the paint you have to use 100 or 150 grit.

    ***DO NOT USE ANY LOWER OR IT WILL POSSIBLY CAUSE DAMAGE***

    Here are the pictures of my progress so far i will post again once complete.

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    This is with only 100 grit. Yet to use 2000 on it
     
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    I saw that too but it was a clone with a very cheap paintjob which came off with just a bit of soap and steel wool.
     
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    I love it. I would love to keep it the way it is but I wont because it is damaged on the tube too.
     
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    Metal looks cool, im not the biggest fan of painting metal in the first place, I havent seen a vgod in a nice shiny polished look... following the progress on this one
     
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    Yes! That looks bloody awesome!
     
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    Phenomenal job. But I want to see the entire thing stripped :D
     
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    Ah no you guys :,( i love how it looks now XD i kinda dont want to finish stripping it and leave it be XD

    But ill make that sacrifice for the forums

    Planning on getting a pro-mech 2 in the near future so wont be a major deal.

    Going to have to invest in a copper rda though.
     
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    A copper Pirate King RDA will look awesome on that
     
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    I did some quick googling on that. It looks like a really awesome rda but in all honesty its too flashy for me. I prefer something a bit more simple and plain. Maybe a dead rabbit? Bonza?
     
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    Fair enough, I'd have to agree on a simplistic clean looking rda.
     
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    I have a pro mech 2 that I'd be willing to trade for yours if you're at all interested.

    Although my button also has wear marks like yours did previously.
     
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    Why trade a promech 2 for a promech?

    Just curious.
     
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