Mr.Crab wrote:Ok I tryed boiling them. I tryed to scrape out the paint but it was all melted and discusting it smelled like burnt plastic. I threw away both of the shells. it didn't work. god damnit
Perhaps the temperature was too high and the paint melted. I just dump the painted shells in hot water. It's enough to break the bonds between the paint and the shell's surface, but it shouldn't melt the paint.
By the way, there are two types of painted shells out there. Some shells are painted with acrylic (or some hydrophobic substance) while others are sprayed with paint. I'm not sure if boiling with tear off spray paint, but it works with acrylic paint.