Gave the acetone treatment to a pair of Weatherman's and wanted to share my best best practices, tips and materials I used. From start to finish it took me a total of 10 hrs over two days.
1 pair of latex gloves
100 ct of cotton Swisspers Rounds
100 ct of cotton Swisspers applicators
2 16 oz 100% pure acetone
1 nail file
It was a lot harder then I expected. You really have use some force to get the print off. I started out using cotton pads on the first shoe but switched to a old towel on the second shoe and it was much faster. I found that what you want to do is once you start to see a section of the print coming up go with the grooves of the material either up or down almost like you are a peeling a layer back. That was the fastest and easiest way I found to get the print off. Keep a clean towel ready to wipe off the print because as soon as it dries it sticks right back on the shoe. That was the most annoying part of the whole process.
The cotton swispers were really good for all the tight places and in between the grooves. I also used a tooth brush in some areas as well. When the print was really stuck on what I did was I took a cotton applicator and got the area as wet with acetone as I could then scrapped it off with the fold out nail file in a pair of nail clippers.
As far as how much acetone you will use. I would def recommend two 16 oz bottles. The more you apply the easier it comes off.
I like the finished look of the shoe. Worth the work. The thermal maps could be easier since they don't have the embedded grooves in the shoes.
Anyone has any questions ask here or feel free to PM me. All the material was bought at WalMart.