Paint problem...

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Old 04-18-06, 03:23 PM
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Paint problem...

Hi. Someone splashed pink paint on my 2003 tan Toyota Sienna. Is there a way to safely remove it without damaging the body paint?

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silas
 
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Old 04-18-06, 05:06 PM
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I don't think I would even try any diy remedies on that, silas. Have it looked at by a good body shop.
 
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Old 04-18-06, 07:46 PM
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I remove auto paint overspray with a detailing clay bar
(I use Mother's, but other detailing companies have similar products)

If it's latex house paint, soap and water will work before it cures, or the clay bar should work after

If the clay bar isn't enough, Oops! should work
Be careful with it, and test it on a small area first, but it really shouldn't affect your clear coat
Still, I'd consider Oops! a last resort
 
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Old 04-18-06, 07:47 PM
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what kind

What kind of paint house paint? how much.Try to just wash it off sometimes it will not stick to the car and just peel off try a pressure hose like at the car wash.
If it does not come off that way I would go with what tow guy said dont use any solvents or pads or anything that will cause more damage.
 
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Old 04-18-06, 08:27 PM
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Thanks guys for your timely responses. The paint appears to be house paint. I tried to peel it off and even drove through a car wash, to no avail. I'm retired and living on a relatively small income so I'm looking for the least expensive solution possible. I might look into the detailing clay bar.

Thanks again.

silas
 
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Old 04-18-06, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by silas
Thanks guys for your timely responses. The paint appears to be house paint. I tried to peel it off and even drove through a car wash, to no avail. I'm retired and living on a relatively small income so I'm looking for the least expensive solution possible. I might look into the detailing clay bar.

Thanks again.

silas

house paint ? you mean water based latex ? you have to know what kind of paint it is first ,take a sample to a paint store or paint department and they'll let you know the best way to remove it w/out damaging your car's finish
 
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Latex

If it is indeed latex paint it should just peel off. Have you tried a high pressure wand from a car wash just shoot it at an angle to try to lift it off.
 
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