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Removing Rubber from Center Bezel????

anyone got any tips on removing that rubber coating the center bezel?
I don't wanna sand it and scratch it up. I just wanna remove the rubber coating since it was peeling anyway...

any chemicals or processes to speed it up???
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maybe paint thinner...or prekleno its a painting prep.
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just peel it with your nails while watching tv. it's gonna take a while
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just peel it with your nails while watching tv. it's gonna take a while
yeah...that's what i've been doing....and it looks like that's how i'll end up finishing it unless someone knows an easier way...

i thought about the paint thinner, but i would think that there's a possibility of damaging the plastic
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have you tried fire?
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Fire Hot Fire Burn Fingers
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Fire Bad
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Rubber burns, trust me on that one, and it smells like ***. Not to mention you run the risk of burning the plastic ( i know it would happen too, the way i bet that **** would burn).
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Heres a link on what model makers use to strip paint from plastic models that might help.

Plastic Paint Strippers
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I Know this is a old thread but this may help. I simply brushed brake fluid on the bezel coating with a paintbrush...let it set an hour. It bubbled up the rubber coating and i wiped it off with a rag. It didnt hurt the plastics a bit. Almost dont need painting.
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i used a Scotch Brite pad...the green ones....just dont use alot of pressure.....it was just rough enough to remove the rubber coating and not scratch the surface below...JUST DONT PRESS HARD!
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