I needed to remove the painted face in the center of this sun without damaging it. I sold this to a customer last Fall who had reasons they needed it removed. They wanted it replaced with a solid piece of glass. I wanted to keep the painted face because it took me so long to create. After 20 minutes I managed to pop out the face and did not break any of the pieces surrounding it.
To get the face loose enough to remove I
used an X-acto blade and the soldering iron. I had to get all the excess
solder off first and then scratch away the copper foil and the rest of