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Old 05-12-2012, 03:24 PM
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HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

Was following a truck today and it lost a bucket of paint. I thought I missed it, but when I got home I found splatters of house paint all over the jeep that had dried. I can take it off with my finger nail, but does anyone have a better way to get this stuff off? Thanks...
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:38 PM
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Re: HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

Soap and water will do it if the paint is water based. If stubborn and/or enamel type paint then a claybar should work.
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Re: HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

You might also try a rubbing compound or bug/tar remover. Good luck!
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Re: HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

A heavy cut clay bar will do it, but you'll likely have to polish the effected areas again...
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Re: HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

just use a water blaster, like a Gerni. That will remove it all very quickly if it is a water based paint.
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Re: HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

Thanks for the responses. I don't think it's water based paint. I tried a clay bar I had laying around but it was pretty old, removed some, but not all. Will need to run out to the auto part store tomorrow and pick up a new one. Thanks everyone.
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Re: HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

You really may want to consider taking it to a professional...
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Re: HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

The longer it sits on there the harder it will be to get off so I would get it off asap. I have used easy off oven cleaner to get road paint off a vehicle and it worked pretty good. If you do the be sure to wash it right after and then wax it.
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Re: HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

I would just never do that. Stick to products designed to do the work you need done. No way to know how oven cleaner is going to react to automotive paint.
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Re: HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

Use a rubbing compound, and then follow it up with a less aggressive polishing compound. If you can get the big pieces off using the rubbing compound, claybar might make quick work of the smaller remnants. One of the main/initial things clay was used for was removing overspray, which you have essentially a horribly overdone case of.
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Re: HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

if it was house paint then it will likely come off at a car wash
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Re: HELP! Ran through a puddle of paint!

4 days i think its dried.
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