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Old 08-22-2005, 08:57 AM
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Removing Road Paint

Any good tips, tricks or products to use to get yellow center line road paint off my truck?

Fortunately it did not get on the body, just on the front of the running board and the on the underneith edge of the wheel well.

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Old 08-22-2005, 10:30 AM
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WD-40 might work it does wonders with tar
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Old 08-22-2005, 12:09 PM
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Is this a vinyl running board or something else?
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Old 08-22-2005, 04:42 PM
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Its that plastic/vinal/rubber whatever material you want to call it the stock one piece running board.
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:22 PM
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HELP! Wet Road Paint all over!

Did the WD-40 work? I've heard diesel fuel also. Anyone else run into this problem? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-08-2006, 10:27 PM
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If anyone finds out, leme know. I've got it on my paint...(Bumper) Thanks.
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:32 AM
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I found some laquer thinner here at work, it seemed to loosen it up pretty good. I know I will need to re-wax after using the thinner, but it shouldn't hurt my clear coat, right?
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:50 PM
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RP, any ideas???
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Old 05-12-2006, 01:18 PM
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Not so much... sorry.
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:37 PM
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:11 AM
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Update

I got most of the road paint on my door and bumper off with my fingernail, the rest came off with the laquer thinner and ALOT of rubbing. I throughly washed the spots on my truck where I used the laquer thinner, and then used some of that "Spray wax" on it until I can do a full wax job again.

As for my step rails and the plastic trim around the wheel wells, I used an old ice scraper to get off the big chunks of paint, and then the laquer thinner got off the small specks of yellow paint.

I still have paint all over my undercoating inside my wheel well and on the bottom side of my step rails, but all the paint you can see just walking up to the truck is gone.

I'm going to try the laquer thinner inside the wheel wells where the road paint is on the undercoating next, hoping that the thinner won't harm the undercoating.

Only suggestion I have for everyone that this happens to is, DON'T DRIVE THROUGH WET ROAD PAINT!!!!
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:44 PM
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Any good tips, tricks or products to use to get yellow center line road paint off my truck?

Fortunately it did not get on the body, just on the front of the running board and the on the underneith edge of the wheel well.

Thanks.
Clean with a good commercial latex paint remover (on a rag) and be VERY careful. Do not get any of it on the wax (it will remove it) or clearcoat (it could change it, or maybe make it cloudy if is remains on long enough).

You could also try denatured alcohol.

Saturate a cloth or rag (or a cheesecloth) with either, then spot with the cloth over your fingertip, you can use your fingernail under the cloth for a sharper edge.

Rinse with hot water if possible either from a pressure washer or the car wash.

You could always contact Meguiar's website for advice.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:36 PM
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This worked on my black Impala SS.
I had white overspray ALL over, from the side trim & both bumpers upward, glass too, & window trim.

I used a clay bar kit. It was Mothers or Meguires. It had a clay bar, lube, & wax. It took a saturday. The clay bar worked better than the thinner on what ever kind of this was. You could hear the bar rubbing across it when I started. It would get smoother & smoother as I worked each small area. I finished w/ a "dark color" swirl remover compound, then a wax. The last 2 steps were w/ an orbital polisher. My arms were dead after 3 trips over that big ole car.

If you want a super smooth finish, you really need to clay bar your vehicles. It is amazing how much smoother & slicker the paint is afterwards.

I do not think this will help on the wheel well, but clay bars are cheap enough to try one there.
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:39 AM
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Paint on Cars

I have Used Carb-n-Choke Cleaner, Spray it on, Wipe it Off within 5 Seconds, Or Apply to a Rag then Wipe Affected Area, Used it to get White Paint off the Wifes Mustang, Worked Great, Had to Re-Wax also, As for the inside of the Wheel Wells, Try a Mag Rim Spray, Then Spray Off with a Pressure Washer, Thats how I got it out of there. Did not seem to Harm the Undercoating.
Carb-n-Choke Cleaner works Great on a Rag to get of Tar and Grease also, and it will not take the Finish Off if Wiped with a Clean Rag Right Away, or Washed.
Good Luck. KR Paul
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