Recycling Bin Lid Refinishing
Instructions and Video
LID REFINISHING &
NAMEPLATE REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS -
To replace faded silkscreened labels, first wipe lid
with MEK solvent, Laquer Thinner, or gel Paint Stripper on a soft cloth to
remove all remnants of paint. You may need to let
the solvent sit on the area to be removed for a few
minutes. Next, wipe clean lid
with Denatured Alcohol on a soft cloth to remove all
- If lid has scratches or shadows of the silkscreen that need to be
removed, use Random Orbital Sander with 3M Series SC-DH
5" Blue Aluminum Oxide Very Fine pad to buff the surface
of the lid until you've created a uniform surface.
(If scratches are very deep, you can start with 120 grit
sanding pads, then finish with Very Fine.)
- Wipe again with Denatured Alcohol, then carefully position nameplates where
you wish to apply them (mark location with tape,
parallel to the edge). Remove paper from back of
nameplate, and press into place, rolling from one
edge to the other so it adheres evenly. Nameplates are
not easily removable once applied, and the adhesive
will be destroyed when removed.
- To remove and replace existing nameplates, take a length of
monofilament line (fishing line) and slide it under the
edge of the nameplate. Pull between the back of
the nameplate and the lid to detach the adhesive.
Replace with new nameplate as described above. (Top
- Complete Loaner Repair Kits are available from DeepStream - Call
Sheila to order (305) 857-0466.