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Dreamcast: Removing a decal?

by StevieC Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:58 pm

I have a Sega Dreamcast and am looking for a way to remove the Windows CE logo from the right hand side of the front panel. This may seem strange but I consider that decal an eyesore and do not want it on my Dreamcast. Can someone offer me some advice on how to do it?
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by SnowKitty Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:19 pm

try a Mr. clean magic eraser, it might work... it gets marker and all other kinds of crap off consoles so i dont see why it wouldnt take that off witha bit of scrubbing.
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by SiW Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:42 pm

It's not really a decal though is it? I just looked at our Sega Sports edition and I'd guess the only way to remove it would be with some very carefuly sandpapering.. I'd just leave it.
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by baphomet_irl Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:59 pm

It's paint I think, and after all these years (unless you bought one of those ones from Japan a year ago) Im pretty sure it would have become indellibly bonded with the plastic, so youd probably end up having to sand off the entire front face of the DC a little so it's removal wouldnt stick out :s
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by abeisgreat Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:23 pm

I think your stuck, you could do what i did and paint the console then its not noticable
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by Niode Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:37 pm

I painted my DC completely black. Looks much better and fits in with the rest of my consoles (which are mostly black). Definately can't see the windows ce logo on mine! hehe.
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by StevieC Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:15 am

I want the WinCE (note what word it spells when abbreviated) logo removed BUT I want the SEGA decal to stay. If I were made of money I'd be buying a limited edition Super-Black DreamCast and using black vinyl dye to cover up the WinCE decal. I wonder if Goo-Gone would get that decal off...?
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by marurun Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:13 am

I don't think it's a decal. I think its silk-screened paint or something. The only way to get rid of it is going to involve damaging the plastic finish of the Dreamcast or painting over it.

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by The Apprentice Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:03 pm

Yes. it's paint. DO NOT USE CHEMICAL SOLVENTS TO REMOVE IT. just trust me, game system + nail polish remover = horrid blotches of greyish mess.
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by SnowKitty Wed Dec 26, 2007 4:13 pm

The Apprentice wrote:Yes. it's paint. DO NOT USE CHEMICAL SOLVENTS TO REMOVE IT. just trust me, game system + nail polish remover = horrid blotches of greyish mess.

what about 91% rubbing alcohol: it stripped the red painted on nintendo ogo off the cart flap XD didnt seem to damage the plastic though.
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