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ktot 02-24-2012 03:28 PM

HELP! Getting spraypaint off
I just removed my stock flares, and it appears the owner before me had sprayed the flares while on the vehicle without taping very well. There is some overspray. Some of it, i can scratch off with my nail. however some i cant. any suggestions?

King_of_Man_TJ 02-24-2012 03:31 PM

Agreed! The owner prior to me did the same thing and it looks horrible...I know a jeep is gonna look rough...but this is just down right frustrating that someone would not take the time and properly tape off the jeep. Looking for any advice guys!

wwch99tj 02-24-2012 03:32 PM

A good cleaner wax or polishing compound

ktot 02-24-2012 03:35 PM

ok it looks like he might have used a latex based paint because goof off is removing it, but i only tried a small spot. does anyone know how our paint reacts to goof off? is it safe?

crafty 02-24-2012 03:43 PM

I used Mequires (sp?) polishing compound for vandalism removal on a car once. Took some time but clearcoat was fine. Red stripe painted on a white car. Got a few cars in the neighborhood.

InfernoGirl 02-24-2012 04:27 PM

If its latex then alcohol will remove it. Try a claybar on it. OTC claybars won't hurt the paint and will pull off a lot of overspray.

GoldenSahara00 02-24-2012 04:34 PM

Use rubbing alcohal, and if its real bad, a little pit of paint thinner in a ragwith a flat head screw driver behind it will do it if you NEED it off, just wash the paint thinner off the paint right away and work on small areas at a time. It is not a good idea to throw the stuff all over your paint, lol. And do everything else mentioned before that. That is just a last ditch effort.

ajorosa 02-24-2012 04:56 PM

Try using "Goof Off ". It doesn't damage the clear coat. I used it to de badge a tire cover
and the dealer sticker.

jp2611 02-24-2012 05:05 PM

There is also a "prep" type wipe and solvents that will clean before repaint....I would use that before the paint thinner but after wax, rubbing compound and clay bar.

Best thing I can tell you is take your will only take a minute to ruin a paint job if in a hurry.

kbwwolf 02-24-2012 06:18 PM

I used rubbing alcohol to clean the sticky residue off my rig when I debadged the other day. Worked great. Goo Gone will work too.

kmanator 02-24-2012 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by ajorosa (Post 2070780)
Try using "Goof Off ". It doesn't damage the clear coat. I used it to de badge a tire cover
and the dealer sticker.

+1 Goof off is the same as prepsolve used in the car finish world also known as "wax and grease remover" in a generic form...That's what I recommend too

ktot 02-24-2012 08:03 PM

Thank you gentlemen. I used goof off because I had some laying around than I immediately cleaned and waxed the areas just to be safe.

King_of_Man_TJ 02-29-2012 07:48 AM

I found that a small amount of acetone wiped off very quickly does the trick! Just do a small area and wipe it off quickly. Took all my black spots off!

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