CAR How to remove road paint?

Scottwax

Making detailing great again!
May 5, 2000
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You can use solvents to soften it, then use your fingernail or plastic razor blades to pick at it. Road paint can be really, really tough to remove completely.
 

Morgan06

Active Member
Jan 19, 2006
4,174
ELM, MA
solvents? :o sorry im a little dense

A solvent is basically something that dissolves another something. In this case were talking about Acetone, Iso Alcohol, Lacquer Thinner, Mineral Spirits, Body PrepSol, Denatured Alc, etc. I think that while you've probably got Isopropyl already in your home and it may do the job safely, road paint is hard to remove and it won't be as efficient as something like Acetone that can react adversely to some plastics.

Safe and slow vs quick and risky.
 

Scottwax

Making detailing great again!
May 5, 2000
200,952
Home of the Texas Rangers
solvents? :o sorry im a little dense

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burritosupreme

Suck on this!
Oct 19, 2009
440
Bay Area
Wipe the hell out of it with a microfiber towel and auto paint reducer.. don't use acetone or anything harsh, just a slow acting reducer. Don't worry about scratching the paint for now, just try and get the most off you can. Then compound, polish, and wax it after.

Its one hell of a job. :fawk:
 

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