Removing paint from a bathroom fan cover

The previous owners painted over the plastic fan cover. The little 5x5 bathroom was painted dark purple.
So i either need to track down a new cover or find a paint remover that won't warp plastic.
Suggestions?
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New cover or re-paint a better color. Removing paint from plastic never works very well.
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You might try Goo-Gone. If it doesn't work, it won't hurt.
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On 7 Jan 2005 09:46:12 -0800, c snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Soak it in water with a little dish detergent in it for a few days. If it's latex paint that should soften it enough that you can rub/scrape it off. -- Elbridge Gerry, of Massachusetts:
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Lye mixed with water should do the trick. Lye is kind of rough on wood but is shouldn't touch the plastic.
Ammonia might do the trick also.
Info on stripping paint: http://www.woodzone.com/articles/paint_stripper.htm
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On 7 Jan 2005 09:46:12 -0800, c snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Try the soaking method as another poster suggested. You may want to add some household ammonia to the soaking water. If that doesn't work try removing the old paint by mechanical means. Lava soap, Comet or Ajax, steel wool, or a round wire brush chucked in a drill (try to be somewhat gentle here) or finishing sander.
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Phisherman wrote:

Or paint it again with the color you want.
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