Tips for removing the Latex Coating from a Dreamcast Stick?


#1

I have a dreamcast stick… for some reason or another, I MUST remove the latex coating from the metal plate.

Does anyone have any tips for how to do this? I’ve been peeling for the past hour and now my fingers hurt and I cant really peel anymore… and I’m only 10% done.


#2

Nevermind… I figured it out… popped it in the oven for 10 minutes… burnt right off…

Sucks that the smoke alarm went off though… its past 1 am here.

ANyway… NEXT QUESTION…

Does anyone know of a good and reliable way to put new artwork on the stick? Preferably using some sort of print and adhesive/glue?


#3

woah, can you describe your method on removing the latex?

my ears are burning (no pun intended)


#4

Hope you didn’t breathe too much of that smoke.


#5

That seems like a terrible idea. Some things should just be left alone.


#6

Actually… it worked REALLY great… any future agetec sticks, I will remove the latex the same way.


#7

Lol, this reminds me of that plastic topic the other day. Some people are really neurotic about this kind of stuff.


#8

OH GAWD.

Don’t put it in the oven!!!

For anyone else wanting to do this, go to the hardware store, pick up a bottle of CitriStrip. Pour it on the stick, walk away for an hour, or overnight if you’re patient. Come back in the morning with a paint scraper, then scrape off the latex.

Ugh - you’ll poison yourself pulling stunts like that!!!