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Old 09-27-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Yellow line paint splatter

There were wet yellow paint lines in the road, and I accidently went over one on a turn. Paint splattered all over the skirt of the car. What should I do to remove it??
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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A car wash would do jut fine.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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Okay, thanks. Didn't know if it would come off that easy.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #4
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May have to use something like Bug and Tar Remover if the normal wash doesn't get it all off.
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First instinct after drinking poison should be self-induced vomit not tweet and ask on a forum about it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #6
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:38 PM   #7
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car wash then brake clean the rest off
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #8
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Car Wash, then Goo Gone?
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:42 PM   #9
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Depends on what can't be removed with a pressure washer. I'm sure it's pretty strong stuff if its meant to bond to asphalt. A trip to the body shop might be in your near future
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:53 PM   #10
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Were you not supposed to be on the road? If it wasn't marked or anything, you can get the city to pay for the paint work if necessary.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #11
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I agree with Zell, it should have been coned off or if two lanes one closed. Thats how they always do it around here any how. But you should be able to get it off with some work. Maybe a 3M eraser wheel in a power drill fallowed by some polishing if it has bonded to the paint.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #13
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I had this happen to my TT years ago. I tried to clean it up and it didn't work.
I called PennDOT, explained the situation, and they sent me a certificate to have my car detailed. I couldn't believe it.
Might be worth a shot.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:41 PM   #14
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I did the same thing a long time ago. Polishing compound took it off the already-waxed paint (if you don't have any handy, a cleaner-wax combination would be a good low-abrasive substitute). For some reason, though, it didn't work as well on the black rubber bumper or the fender liners.
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did you try to remove it immediately? if you're quick about it might be able to clean it off with relative ease...before paint hardens.

Also if you havn't washed your car lately the grime and dirt underneath the paint might be good enough to have it clean off.
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Well, what did you try? How did it worK
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May have to use something like Bug and Tar Remover if the normal wash doesn't get it all off.
Yep, I used Turtle Wax bug and tar remover to get some white line paint off of my passenger side door. There was no indication anywhere that they had just painted the line and I apparently hit it at the apex of a turn.

Sprayed it, let it sit on there for about 10 minutes and it took it right off. Then I washed the rest of my car because I had a clean stripe down the side of my car.
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Yep, I used Turtle Wax bug and tar remover to get some white line paint off of my passenger side door. There was no indication anywhere that they had just painted the line and I apparently hit it at the apex of a turn.

Sprayed it, let it sit on there for about 10 minutes and it took it right off. Then I washed the rest of my car because I had a clean stripe down the side of my car.
Glad to hear the B&TR worked for you. I know it's saved me a few times.
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