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Old 06-12-2014, 06:49 PM   #1
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How to get house paint off a fiberglass trailer.

My trailer scuffed the gate while parking, and now has a little house paint on it. The fiberglass doesn't appear to be damaged, so I'm not sure how to remove the paint without damaging the fiberglass.
I'm embarrassed to publicly admit that I did it, but really want to remove the evidence.

Have your fun teasing me about this, but please share what you know about my dilemma.
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A little turpentine should take it right off without damagaing the gel coat.
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I've used paint thinner, even MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) to remove things like that. Never damaged gel coat.
Some buffing compound on a paper towel would do well too.
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That's good to know.

Thanks a lot!
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In case anyone else scrapes their trailer on a painted gate, I'll tell you what worked for me in getting the paint off the trailer: I started with turpentine, and though that removed some of it, polishing compound was needed to get the rest of it.
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Have you tried a polishing compound?
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If it's latex paint and the paint is fairly thin use regular rubbing alcohol, any remaining marks try a polishing compound before using rubbing compound. If you need to go with rubbing compound go lightly with it and use a dampened rag as it can be quite aggressive then follow up with a polishing compound.
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