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post #1 of 22 Old 05-02-2013, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Road paint all over Jeep - how to remove?

Yesterday driving I got to a section of the highway they were painting. A pilot car led us through, but the truck in front of me got too far over and got into wet paint and I was following him and so I did as well. Yes, totally my fault. I feel dumb as it is, so please no ridicule. The entire drivers side of my Jeep got hosed with white road paint. I stopped at a gas station and was able to get most of it off the paint (there's still white paint on the bottom edge of the door and in the hinges) but for the life of me I can't get it off the plastic of the door handle or the fenders. Any ideas for removing the paint?



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post #2 of 22 Old 05-02-2013, 01:02 PM
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Odds are its an epoxy type paint. It's applied now with the warmer weather. It's used over a latex because of its durability. It's basically an oil based paint so I think a thinner would be needed. But you can't use that as it will damage what it's on.

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try gas?

If it's not supposed to move and does use duct tape.
If it's supposed to move and doesn't use WD40
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post #4 of 22 Old 05-02-2013, 01:24 PM
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Go to a bodyshop supply store use sem bumper stripper for you're fender flares and some slow reducer for the body stuff. Works great I've been the one stuck with cleaning up vehicles like yours at the shop I work at. On a far stretch you can also try a power washer and hold the nozzle close.

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Had that happen to me, called the state who was doing the striping they suggested going to a car wash. I went there after a couple hours and it all came off.
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post #7 of 22 Old 05-02-2013, 05:44 PM
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even something as simple as wd-40 might do it, or like said above goo-gone.

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I have taken that stuff off with high concentration rubbing alcohol. Which is what I prefer to start with since it is the most unlikely to damage the paint.
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I have taken that stuff off with high concentration rubbing alcohol. Which is what I prefer to start with since it is the most unlikely to damage the paint.
Its pretty hard to harm clear coat and by scrubbing especially on his black Jeep if you keep rubbing a rag on it, it will get dozens of microfine scratches

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new flares.
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Had that happen to me, called the state who was doing the striping they suggested going to a car wash. I went there after a couple hours and it all came off.
Painting contractors are required to place cones over new paint until its dry. The road paints typically dry very quick. Look around, see where they are painting and make a call...

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Pick up some clay bar it would probably do the trick.

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Claybars generally won't remove that heavy of paint. If you have some time I've had to sit there and pick it with a fingernail before

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If worse comes to worse you could always replace your flares
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