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Old 06-12-2012, 05:33 PM
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Icon5 Removing spray paint from Cars paint.

Ok so i decided to get some touch up paint from duplicolor. and now after im done i see that the some of the paint spread out to much to the rest of the car because out of no where a gust of wind blew it to a different direction. Now i have a section of paint in my trunk area that needs to go. Same deal with my hood.
So i was wondering if their is a way to remove the paint?
I tried the clay and it literally took me like 40-50 mins to remove a quarter size section of the paint.
I tried sanding it with super lite grit 1000 and i ended up with bad swirl marks on my hood. luckily i only did a small section. But those two are no longer options.
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Re: Removing spray paint from Cars paint.

how about a drop of thinner on a rag ?
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Re: Removing spray paint from Cars paint.

You can wet sand it just go to 1500 and then 2000. Soak the paper first and keep everything wet while sanding. Make sure to use a block or your fingers will leave ridges in your clear coat....
DO NOT SAND THROUGH YOUR CLEAR COAT!
Then rubbing compound or a good polish like meguiars ultimate polish or fine cut cleaner. to take out the fine sanding marks.
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Re: Removing spray paint from Cars paint.

3m fine cut rubbing compound is your safest bet.
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Re: Removing spray paint from Cars paint.

X2 on the 3M fine cut.
rub at it for a little while and it will make water marks and that extra paint dissapear.
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Re: Removing spray paint from Cars paint.

^^^ that'll work Oggs ^^^

Pics please to see how serious the splatter is.

If its raised against the finish and very noticeable I would suggest frog tape the area you're gonna repair, get a pencil thin tip paint brush, (local art and crafts store) and a couple of blue shop towel sheets.

1.take regular paint thinner and put it in a glass or cap where you can see the fluid line
2.align the blue shop towel with the frog tape DIRECTLY UNDER the splatter(s)
3.dip the tip of the paint brush not even 3mm into the thinner.
4.gently touch the speckle with the brush tip, as to revert the paint into a liquid. add sparingly, do not rush.
6.let the blue towel absorb the runoff till the spatter blends in with the paint, and no longer looks raised, the safety piece to stop the down flow, a smaller piece above the splatter to pull away from going left or right.
7.with a hair dryer set on cool or low about 1 foot away dry the spot, it'll take 10 minutes to dry it out.

Repeat. Test the thinner on a hotwheel so you get an idea how fast that sh!t will erode paint. Also let the paint settle for an hour or two. Polish with Maguiars liquid glass wax or better in a week.

I hope this helps, before you take any advice, post pics. None of us want you to mess up your paint.
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Re: Removing spray paint from Cars paint.

You can also use a rag with laquer thinner on it to wipe it off really lightly. This is my technique i'm using for my car. the Jackass I bought it from tried to black the car out with no prep work at all. So since I still have untouched factory paint I'm just gonna "wipe her down" and "polish it up". At least that's the plan in theory. We all know how that ussually goes. Good luck with it.
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Re: Removing spray paint from Cars paint.

First off, HELLO. I am new here as of today.

That being said,

2 month ago I purchased a 97 eucalyptus green prelude, previous owner for some reason decided to paint the entire front bumper and part of the headlights with lime green spray paint.

Being a girl, the first thought that came to mind was nail polish remover.

I purchased the Target "UP" brand "acetone" nail polish remover. The one with real acetone. I took an old towel and was surprised to find that I was able to remove all of the spray paint from the bumper without damaging the original paint under it. It takes some patience and I would advise gloves (something I forgot) but I got it all off. Hope this helps.

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Re: Removing spray paint from Cars paint.

Definitely agree with rice bunny. Acetone nail polish remover is just strong enough to remove it without damaging the paint underneath. It will dull it a little but a little wax and it looks brand new. Unless you can get the car wheeled by a detail shop this would be your best bet. And for the record nail polish remover is also good for removing residue from stickers and emblem glue if your debadging your lude.
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Definitely agree with rice bunny. It will dull it a little but a little wax and it looks brand new.
I agree, forgot to say that in my last post but YES, a little wax and its back to GREAT.

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