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Old 08-21-2010, 09:31 AM   #1
Metallikov
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How to remove highway line paint

Driving on the interstate yesterday, I passed a highway road crew that was re-marking the lines on the highway. Unfortunately, the wind and the glorious aerodynamics of my E combined to enhance my Nighthawk Black Pearl exterior with a fine spray of yellow road paint - dots of paint here and there, mostly on my driver side door and on the plastic trim. Also, the wheels threw all kinds of paint spray over the inside of the wheel wells, but I can probably live with that.

I was able to rub off most of the paint from the plastic panels this morning, but it seems to have adhered a little tighter to the paint on the door. I haven't had a chance to try anything else as I was on the way to the airport. Any advice on the most effective method for removing the paint spray without damaging the underlying paint job would be appreciated.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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try turte wax bug remover, or WD40
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:36 AM   #3
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Try using Claybar...its like silly putty but it should take the paint off. I suggest getting wizards mist n shine to lubricate the surface while using the claybar. Also make sure that the area of the car is freshly washed. If you need there should be some videos on youtube showing how to claybar.
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:04 PM   #4
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Same with me yesterday in town. Road crews were repainting road lines and my tires picked up some white paint. Now there's dots of white on inside of my splash guards, and some splotches of it on outside wall of tire. What will take it off of tires?????
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:47 PM   #5
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Clay would be best. It should come off easily if they're tiny specks of paint.
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