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      05-19-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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How to remove road paint?

There was a paint spill on the road...not sure if road paint or house paint. Either way, I drove over it. Now paint coats the wheel well and entire underbody. Is it possible to remove it? And how?

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try acetone, might not be strong enough but worth a shot. Also u need to do it ASAP bc the paint has time to cure.
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acetone on non-painted surfaces, and clay bar on painted spots
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You can definitely try clay bar, but also possibly some wax/grease remover as they tend to work if the paint is fairly fresh. Unfortunately you probably have quite a bit of work ahead of yo.
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I've gotten a previous car vandalized by some wannabe thug gangster, and a friend told me to just use gasoline... Just remember to wash and wax painted areas right away; worked like a charm.
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WD40 works a treat
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I actually had a guy at work that we use to do light body work try his hand at it. He used a power washer on it at high intensity and narrow stream. It got it out of the wheel wells and most of underbody (since he didn't have a lift handy). It's still on the tires but i will be getting new tires anyhow by weeks end.
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