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Old 06-04-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Paint on steering wheel - Thoughts?

Ok, so over the weekend the gf and I painted the porch on the house. It was a miserable, time consuming, and overall unpleasant experience. Afterwards, she jumps in the Jeep to go grab dinner as I finished cleaning up. Needless to say.... there are now little specks of exterior paint all over the steering wheel.

I want to get them off but it hasn't been going well. I'm not sure if a harsh cleaner like goof-off will harm the wheel itself. Tried to use the thumbnail to gently scrape it off but . She feels terrible about it.

Thoughts anyone?

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Old 06-04-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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Leather or plastic?

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Old 06-04-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Latex or Oil?
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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I've always assumed the wheel is leather, it feels like leather and is stitched. Who knows if they used actual leather.

According to the can it's Behr's 100% acrylic. Says Behr Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel. The porch does look fantastic... lol
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maybe orange clean or something thats not going to affect w/chemicals. maybe even hot water with a scrubby because the texture would knock the nips of paint off.

As for the wife, I'd say she's grounded from the jeep for at least 2 weeks for that. LOL
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:46 PM   #6
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Maybe a Magic Eraser?
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:48 PM   #7
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I've always assumed the wheel is leather, it feels like leather and is stitched. Who knows if they used actual leather.

According to the can it's Behr's 100% acrylic. Says Behr Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel. The porch does look fantastic... lol
Start with very hot water. (almost to where it's steam). It can sometimes remove or soften fresh acrylic paint. If it doesn't then I'd use alcohol. You can mix it with hot water.

Always start in a very un-noticable spot.

Don't use anything like goof off, acetone or anything abrasive.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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dave, Plain hot hot water worked! Maybe she won't be grounded for too long since she cleaned it up......
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dave, Plain hot hot water worked! Maybe she won't be grounded for too long since she cleaned it up......
Good example of try simple basic stuff first sometimes we go overboard with other stuff to get the same result!!!!

glad it cleaned off!

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