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Truck spray painted

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rashnu, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Nov 26, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    Rashnu

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    So my 09 taco was spray painted in the ealry morning hours of thanksgiving? Any suggestions on how to get it off?
     
  2. Nov 26, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    toku58

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    Car polish (maguires) will remove spray paint! Or you can use alchohol for the rubber trim.
     
  3. Nov 26, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    MXscott14

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    sandpaper...
     
  4. Nov 26, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    Nightstr

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  5. Nov 26, 2010 at 3:42 PM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

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    Here's what I'd do in order...

    1. Quickly try wax (or a polish like Zaino)
    2. Try clay bar and soapy water
    3. Try very light rubbing compound
    4. Try medium duty rubbing compound (press lightly)

    If you use ANY rubbing compound, don't press hard and follow up with wax or polish afterwards to remove any clear coat scratches.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    toojayz

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    Easy off oven cleaner will take it right off. Trust me, I used to detail cars
     
  7. Nov 26, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    sorry to hear man that sucks
     
  8. Nov 26, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    fvtalon

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    I'd try some goo gone, then maybe some nail polish remover, there's non acetone and acetone based stuff, try the non acetone first. Modellers use the non acetone based stuff to remove painted on writing and stuff without harming the finish underneath. I know goo gone has worked real well on overspray for me in the past.

    It'll be a little slow but it's better than using something super harsh and taking the truck's paint off too. Maybe use a microfiber rag and preferably a garage or at least a shady spot so the stuff has some time to work before it dries off.

    What's working in your favor is the truck paint is well and full cured and applied to a prepped substrate and then there should be a wax layer between that and the spray paint. My best advice would be start with something real gentle like above then slowly work your way up to harsher methods if these don't work. Do not use a paint stripper and I'd avoid any kind of sandpaper, it's way too easy to wreck the finish on the truck. Here in town once one of the auto parts guys told a customer to use aircraft paint stripper to remove some pinstripes and the poor customer listened then proceeded to remove the paint right to the metal from headlight to taillight.

    Whatever you try though first try it in a hidden area like under the front valance or something and make sure it doesn't damage the truck paint. Oh, and once you get it off you'll want to rewax.
     
  9. Nov 26, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    You can try prep sol, it is available from any paint jobber. (always try a small unnoticable spot first)
    A body shop or detail shop should be able to point you in the right direction.
    Calling your insurance company would be a last resort depending on your what comrehensive deductible is.
     
  10. Nov 26, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    Goof Off on a small terry shop towel. What ex girlfriend did it?

    RZ Rob.
     
  11. Nov 26, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    I would go this route first also. That sucks man, sorry to hear about that.
     
  12. Nov 26, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    Wet Okole's, Relentless Sliders, Plasti Dipped badges and wheels
    Or just get it really muddy and leave it that way... :mudding:
     
  13. Nov 26, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    Pics! (sorry, we post them for everything else...why not this). Sorry it happened though. That sucks.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    someone spray painted my wife's GTI a few years ago. they hit a small parking lot in front of a pretty busy business.

    you can try mineral spirits for the paint and prepsol for the trim. neither will hurt anything.

    at any rate, it's definitely not the end of the world, any competent professional detailer will be able to get it off. call around and see who has experience with such vandalism removal.
     
  15. Nov 26, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    acetone works well but you have to act fast and dont keep it on the truck for more than a few seconds to minimize effect on clearcoat and trim pieces
     
  16. Nov 26, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    cameronlane

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    yeah try insurance
     
  17. Nov 26, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    show us pics of the spraypainted part!
     
  18. Nov 26, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    fireturk41

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    my stupid brother got spray paint on my 02 taco before, 2 clay bars a few micro fiber towels and time will do you well, also use those lil pads you apply wax with to get it off and finger nails
     
  19. Nov 26, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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  20. Nov 26, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    another vote for claybar, my stepdads car got green overspray from painting our buildings all over it, claybar took it right off with some elbow grease
     
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