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Okay, after my first failed attempt at dashboard detailing, I need to know what'll strip the paint off my vents without melting the plastic like acetone would. And a word to the wise, don't attempt to paint the front part of the vent, the tab won't slide properly to adjust the direction of airflow.. and if they do, they tear the paint right off. I'm probably just going to use black primer there... As of now, I have no choice, since I tore a cupholder out of a boneyard Cav RS, and it's shades apart from my normal dash color. I'm hoping the cupholder comes out okay, but as for painting the vents, I think I'll just paint the tab and the 'wheel' beside the vent flame red, everything else black.
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Sorry about your troubles. The only thing I can think of to get the paint off is sandpaper. Probably will be tedious, but I don't know of anything else that won't mess up the plastic. I would probably use 800 - 1000 grit paper. Good luck
 

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Try some kind of citrus cleaner. If the paint is not too thick or heavily applied, then that will help take off the paint. Let it soak for awhile. Just a thought.
One last thing is Isopropyl Alchohol.
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Heh, I'm sitting here right now with sandpaper and a big ol' towel full of vents. I had these things soaking in Simple Green all day, too, so off I go with the second attempt.

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Ugh, sanding is futile against this ceramic paint. Nothing seems to strip it, either. Methinks I'll take the lazy man's way out and hit the boneyard for a clean set.
 

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Well, I hit the boneyard, got another set for $5, and they came out nice this time. I'm thinking of doing the defroster vents red too, and the speaker covers black to match the scheme.
 

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Just don't go to crazy. I did the first time and it wasn't a good outcome
 
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