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Old 09-06-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Thought I had seen this before but can't find it again. Last night the back of my motorhome got tagged with what appeared to be flat black spray paint. After making the appropriate police report and taking pictures I proceeded to clean it up.
What I had seen previously posted was to use WD-40. I tried it and it worked perfectly. Luckily my coach has full body paint and the clear coat kept the paint from penetrating. A neighbor with a newly aquired Itasca Spirit was not so lucky. The places where the paint was thick came off, but left traces around the outside. We even tried acetone to no avail. His has regular fiberglas with no paint. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Thought I had seen this before but can't find it again. Last night the back of my motorhome got tagged with what appeared to be flat black spray paint. After making the appropriate police report and taking pictures I proceeded to clean it up.
What I had seen previously posted was to use WD-40. I tried it and it worked perfectly. Luckily my coach has full body paint and the clear coat kept the paint from penetrating. A neighbor with a newly aquired Itasca Spirit was not so lucky. The places where the paint was thick came off, but left traces around the outside. We even tried acetone to no avail. His has regular fiberglas with no paint. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Were you in an RV park or at home???? My gosh!! In trying to get oxydation off of my rig, I was told to use Simple Green - it's supposed to take oxydation, stains, etc. off of anything. If not that, some fine grain sand paper, then reglossing it is the only thing I know of.
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Sorry to say but we were at home. This has not been a problem in the past, and hopefully not again. The officer recognized the logo and pretty much knows what group did it. Will just have to wait.
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What may help. but you have to go very slowly and gently...NuFinish, Color Back. It has a very mild abrasive in it. It will take a lot of things off of paint, but do be careful.

AS soon as both of you get the paint off, get a good coat of wax on the coach.

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Thanks TXiceman I will pass it on to my neighbor. My coach with the clear coat over full body paint came clean easialy with WD-40.
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motion activated floodlights come to mind.
Also tape a big old rifle range target to the rear of your rig. The closer they get, the more they will think about it.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Glen41:
motion activated floodlights come to mind.
Also tape a big old rifle range target to the rear of your rig. The closer they get, the more they will think about it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Unfortunatly lights just help them paint better! Just as locks keep out the honest man. Not a whole lot you can do though.
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12ga pump action also comes to mind! Usually just the sound of racking a round into the chamber is enough to cause a quick exit.
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The paint should come off with easy off oven cleaner. Try a small spot first.
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Paint thinner and rub gently.
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