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How do you get spray paint off?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Sheepdog, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Dec 3, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    Hologram

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    so what did you end up doing?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    Sheepdog

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    I stripped my old shitty badges off and put my new 2nd gen badges over it. You can barely see the paint now.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    SC4333

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    A clay bar and a lot of patients works best for getting spray paint off. Be sure to keep your working surface well lubricated.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    macgyver

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    How did you convince the hospital to let all those patients help you work on your truck?


    lol :D just messing with you

    patience is virtue...
     
  5. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Do the clay bar first. Worked for me!
     
  6. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    You should listen to macgyver...shit if macgyver cant do it no one can..i used to see him on tv and he could make bombs out of chewing gum and a paper clip:D
     
  7. Dec 3, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    lol :D I got the nickname from some guys I work with, I'm a jack of all trades and I like to know what makes things tick
     
  8. Dec 3, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    You can also use a chemical called AL SOL its like a weak paint thinner used to get tar and bugs of cars.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    haha its the damn phone with its bs auto fill. start typing a word, and it chooses what you want to write for you.. Terrible.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    Try using the flat edge of your key??? :)
     
  11. Dec 3, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    Ive actually dulled a razorblade and used it to remove road striping paint. When I detailed cars but I wouldnt do it with my truck. To dull the razorblade just hit it on the concrete sharp side down.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    17 year old thought process at work...

    (not meant to be offensive. I didn't think ahead well when 17 either. I don't think anyone does.)
     
  13. Dec 3, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    There is a product called TSW (This Stuff Works) Plasti-Master. It will take it right off and not hurt your paint. They do a demo on an actual car to sell it. I work for Sherwin-Williams and my store keeps it in stock. Don't know if your local store would or not. It's pricey but works everytime. It is made specifically to get off graffiti.
     
  14. Dec 3, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    I was 16 when I did it. hahaha
     
  15. Jan 7, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    use medium reducer or acetone very lightly and let your paint redry its a pait softner
     
  16. Jan 7, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    3in revtec lisf westin step bars and westin bull bar and some other odds and ends
    if you have no experience with it it lightly use rubbing compound
     
  17. Jan 20, 2010 at 5:32 AM
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    I have had this problem before a friend who works for a bodyshop told me to use PPG DX330 it worked great.
     
  18. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:01 AM
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    i decal our trucks at work and ive learned that without patience, you will F up your paint!! as for all the other methods i will have to try some, but i use lacur thinner and a buffer. razor blades work wonders if you have a steady hand.
     
  19. Feb 12, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    i do professional detailing and i normally spray some water on the area, lighty wipe with paint thiner ( no pressure on it), then wax over it. or if you not comfortable with that, then wet the area and clay bar it and then re-wax it.
     
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