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Old 09-29-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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road paint removal

Had the misfortune of driving on some freshly painted road lines. Hit a small patch of fresh yellow road paint, complete with little glass BB in it. I thought it sounded funny when I hit it, but didn't realize it was wet. That is until we stopped that night. I have nice yellow spray on the side of my rig.

Anyone know how to remove this stuff?

I borrowed a pressure sprayer, that did work.
I tried spraying with various solvents (mineral spirits, road tar remover), nothing.

Help please!

Thanks
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:44 PM   #2
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mechanics soft hand soap will sometimes remove tar and road paint. It usually contains a very fine grit so use caution in how hard you rub it on
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goo gone works and ive been told gas works also
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:12 PM   #4
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WD 40 works well oil based paint. It took several hours and a lot of patient rubbing to remove the white road piant from our yellow Jeep a couple years ago. The sooner you attack it the easier it will be to remove. We ran over some freshly painted lnes while in Alaska. Unfortunately we waited 6 weeks untill we got home to try to remove it. It took a whole afternoon to do each side and that was only a little Jeep.
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Ran into this once myself, the mud flaps still are tinged with yellow.
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Acetone worked for me and it didn't damage the clearcoat on my vehicle.......your results may vary so a test area would be in order.
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I don't know what state your from, but here in PA if you stop at a state shed, they will give you a solvent that works great. I don't know what it is, but smells like the old carbona (spelling) spot remover. Good luck.
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The old Carbona was carbon tetrachloride, if I remember correctly. It's been banned in consumer products since the 70's.
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Try calling the highway dept. they may have some ideas. I would try to get it off quick before it really hardens.
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Spray it with wd-40 let sit for ten minutes, then use a rag soaked in acetone and rub away Worked for me.. Should only take about 5 times. Really tough paint they use on the roads.
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The old Carbona was carbon tetrachloride, if I remember correctly. It's been banned in consumer products since the 70's.
That's what the odor reminded me of. It doesn't evaporate, must be washed off, more like a soap.
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Body shops use ammonia and clay bars works great.
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3M makes a product called "Glay Magic". Looks like the modeling glay we had when we were kids. Just rub in and the paint will come off with out damage to the original paint on the vehicle.
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