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Old 05-17-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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I drove over some paint in the road. Its in the wheels wells, front bumper, side skirts, and rear bumper. How do I get this stuff off??? HELP!
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Old 05-17-2005, 07:11 PM   #2
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Try some Goo Gone.
Detail clay and a mild polish will remove the remaining paint.
Once it has been removed be sure to wax the areas again.
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Old 05-18-2005, 04:08 PM   #3
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Just reiterating some of what was already said, I'll go from least abrassive to most. I would try a bug and tar block first The bug and tar block is a paint safe sponge that has great power to remove bugs, tar and more. Then I would recomend a clay bar, a firm wiping back and forth should remove most of the paint. Use something to lubricate the surface like a quick detailer and it should be safe to use on your paint, wheels, bumper, etc. If that doesn't work then try a polish, something like Poorboy's World Super Swirl Remover 2.5 should get it out no problem. Just apply some to an applicator and work it into the surface, should help remove any remaining paint. If all this doesn't work, which i doubt but sometimes it does come down to it you can try something like Mineral Spirits. Mineral Spirits can be found at any Home Depot/Lowes etc. Like a polish just apply this to a pad your never going to use again on your paint and work it into the spots of paint. This will definately get it off but it strips the wax and clear coat tremendously.

For all of the above mentioned steps its going to take some time to get off the amount of paint your describing. Additionally your going to want to wax your car after so your paint doesn't risk losing some of the protection your stripping off with the clay/polish/mieral spirits. Good luck and let us know how it works out for you. PM me if you need more help. is offline   Reply With Quote

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