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Old 11-19-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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Help removing splattered paint from exterior of jeep

My girlfriend was driving on the interstate yesterday and some idiot had buckets of white paint sitting in the back of his truck (missing tailgate) and was to damn busy texting and had to swerve real fast causing the buckets to fall out and it was either hit another car or run over the bucket.

Well she ran over the bucket and now has white paint on the front bumper and along the bottom of her black JKU Sahara. She is

Any suggestions on the best way to get the paint off without destroying her paint job? Not sure what type of paint it was either. exterior

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
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A mildly abrasive claybar is probably the first place to start. Lots of choices out there so do a little reading to figure out how aggressive a bar you need. I'd suggest calling Autopia if you have any questions too so they can point you in the right direction of the correct product.

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And I know this video covers overspray, but it's basically the same concept.

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Old 11-19-2013, 09:43 AM   #3
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I've had a similar instance with road marking paint some time ago - a spray can of bug & tar remover took care of it... nasty fumes (do it outside!), but it worked well.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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1st off, do not delay. Work on getting the paint off ASAP!

How you need to proceed depends on whether the paint was latex or oil base. Hopefully, it was latex paint... good chance that it was! ..... if so, you may find that just power washing (easy does it with the pressure) and washing vigorously with a sponge and soapy (Dawn Dish Soap) warm water will remove the paint. After removing the paint with Dawn, do wax the car.

By the way here is a very good informational for those that get the yellow or white paint from wet street lines.... Those are a whole different deal. Read here for info on removing such paint:
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #5
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Thanks all for the suggestions guys.
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