I want to use these natural color (translucent) 5-gallon buckets for a project. All print on
the buckets must be removed. I’ve tried acetone, paint thinner, paint stripper, carburetor
cleaner, gasoline, methanol, and Goof Off (dissolves latex paint, adhesives, etc). Nothing
I’ve been told that heat and powerful chemicals etch or fuse the ink onto the plastic, so it’s
impossible to remove. If that’s true, how could I remove some of the print by scrapping with
my fingernail? The plastic itself seems indestructable. Solvents will not damage these buckets.
I could remove all the print with very fine sandpaper. The problem is I need these translucent
buckets in perfect condition for my project.
Is there any solvent I haven’t tried that will dissolve the ink on these buckets?