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Got into some paint... Someone help?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LongBed4aReason, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    LongBed4aReason

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    I'm pissed! I was driving to work before dawn a few weeks ago, and I guess someone was throwing away a can of white paint. I'm guessing the can was crushed by the garbage truck and leaked out all over the street. Now it is all over my wheel well, underbody, and mud flaps! I don't know what to do. I tried to paint thinner on a rag, it didn't work. I tried to scrape it off... That didn't work! I'm running out of ideas. I get sick everytime I look at my mudflaps. So, I'm either going to take them off completely or paint it black so you couldn't tell from far away... unless some one has an idea on how to get it off!?!?
     
  2. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    sethr21785

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    Maybe acetone.??
     
  3. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    jdkeller

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    Acetone should work.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    dog tired

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  5. Mar 8, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 I like ze best!

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    Kidding, paint thinner?
     
  6. Mar 8, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    surfsupl

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    Buy some black krylon spray paint?.............
     
  7. Mar 8, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    Waking the Dead

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    There plenty of people taking their flaps off.
    You could probably get some for free.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    Plannerman99

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    Mud?

    I had something similar happen a few weeks after I bought my truck, except the paint spray ended up all over my tailgate and bumper. I couldn't get it off, either. I hired a detailer to use a clay bar and the paint spray came right off the paint. I wasn't able to get the paint spray off of the plastic of my bumper, though.

    I say ditch the mud flaps. I am much happier with the way my truck looks without the flaps.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Okkine

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    I would think that paint thinner would work if it was regular household paint. You sure you didn't drive over a freshly painted white line or something? That happened to me in an old car of mine, and it never came off.... though I admittedly didn't try too hard.

    Edit: or a spill from the truck that paints the white line? I've seen that a time or two also.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    Just throw some black rattle can over it....Done and done.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    I had a similar issue with the lines painted on the road. It got on my painted flares & mud flaps & fender wells.

    I used Go-Jo (white creamy stuff) to clean it off the paint. Slop it on, let it sit for 30 seconds or so and rub it off with soft towel.

    As for the black plastic parts - I just left it. Inside the fender-wells and on the mudflaps, I figured it would just wear off over time. You could probably try to scrape it off with a knife or razor blade or just get some black plastic type paint and paint over it.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    I have used brake parts cleaner to remove some nasty striping paint from wheelwells before.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    gasoline works great
     
  14. Mar 8, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    i ran over some wet paint when i first bought my truck, luckily i was going pretty slow so it didnt splash onto my truck!
     
  15. Mar 8, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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