Author Topic: Removing print from radio / vacuum valves.  (Read 6911 times)


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Removing print from radio / vacuum valves.
« on: June 22, 2014, 01:51:33 am »
Hello all, I'm very new here but wished to post a question to you all as I intend to get into a lot of crafting / customizing of all things... like, all things. Nerf guns, goggles, top hats, alchemy bottles, staves etc. Not all Steampunk but quite a bit of it will be!
Anywho! I figured the best place to find out as google and youtube are very unhelpful in this subject, would be here! So, the question is, as the title says, how would I go about removing the logo's / print from the glass on vacuum / radio valves? I recently acquired around 50 of them (impulse buys on EBay *cough*) and whilst some are logo'less, there are others that have the brand name and whatnot all else printed on there. I don't really mind it I suppose but would love to know if there's a way to get rid of it!

Many thanks in advance and I hope to be asking more questions and showing off some stuff in the near future!
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Re: Removing print from radio / vacuum valves.
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 05:29:03 am »
I'd think lacquer thinner would remove most printed logos, but some were etched into the glass if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: Removing print from radio / vacuum valves.
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2015, 12:07:17 pm »
It depends on what they are printed with.

If the logos are enamelled, I'm afraid you're out of luck.

On the other hand, I once took the print right off a set of measuring cups by wiping them with lavender oil (which was used as paint thinner before turpentine).
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