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Old 06-21-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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My wife ran over some paint with her car. I do not know what kind of paint it was but it is now splattered up on the quarter panels. What would be the best method to remove this paint without damaging the cars paint. It is on too thick for a clay bar to remove. I read if you put some vasoline on it that should loosen the the paint but that did not work even after power washing using hot water (approx 135 degrees). I also read that WD-40 may do the trick but that also did not do anything. I was told to try paint thinner on a rag and if that does not remove it to try laquer thinner on a rag but I am afraid it will damage the cars paint. Any tips as I am at a loss here on how to remove it. Also she did not tell me it was there so it has been on there for a few weeks making probably even harder to remove. Any advice? Thanks
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:23 AM   #2
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with any car detailing / cleaning... always start with less harsh (severe) methods. better to be safe.

i dont know why vasoline would remove paint???

try bug/tar remover or goo gone. it probably wont work but worth a try if you have some. gotta use lots of elbow grease. wd40 is a cheap substitute of this method.

i used to paint apartments as a summer job and a great trick i picked up was how to remove paint from the floors (usually hardwood). lime works wonders, so i used windex w lime. also i believe a vinegar/water solution should work similarly. the windex w lime cant be good for your paint but it wont do anything terrible. nothing you cant polish out
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:26 AM   #3
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vasoline was suppose to soften up the paint so that it comes off easier but does not work. I did try some bug and tar remover but that did not work either. I was trying to use something less invasive as to not ruin the cars paint but nothing seems to be working
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:38 AM   #4
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PPG makes an awsome product called Duraprep Prep 400. It is an overspray remover. We use it at our shop and its a commercial product, but if you go to a PPG distributor they can probably get it for you. It does come in a pint spray bottle. The stuff is amazing. It will not damage the surface, pending you follow the directions.
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PPG makes an awsome product called Duraprep Prep 400. It is an overspray remover. We use it at our shop and its a commercial product, but if you go to a PPG distributor they can probably get it for you. It does come in a pint spray bottle. The stuff is amazing. It will not damage the surface, pending you follow the directions.

Thanks for the tip. I will see if I can find a distributor near me and give it a try
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