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My Daughter drove through a puddle on a parking garage. It looks like concrete paint or concrete sealer or grey slurry texture paint. She got it good. Submerging the aluminum wheel, tire, splashing fenderwells, plus splatters along lower doors and rockers. I have tried wd-40, goof off, cleaner wax to no avail. This is no bug and tar job. Any help will be much appreciated.
 

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Re: Paint Splatter Removal (mr magoo)

Can you post a picture of the compound and I may be able to help.<p>Do you think there is any possibility that the stuff is actually slurry and not paint? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> If it is...then it's going to get really ugly!<p>I would also find the owner of the garage and let them know about the incident...odds are they are somewhat liable for not protecting public areas from their maintenance chemicals. It sounds like there was some negligance to me...<p>Good luck and cheers,<br>Prospero<p>
 

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Re: Paint Splatter Removal (Prospero)

You should hope it's paint, easier to remove.<br>If it IS paint, <B>oven cleaner works well</B>. Use CAREFULLY, polish and wax afterward.<br>Lacquer thinner for the inside of the wheel wells works well too. You an also use lacquer thinner on the car's paint but be CAREFUL, don't be too aggressive or you will start to remove the car's paint along with the offending paint.<br>Splot with a rag or towel, let it soak in, wipe off in a couple of minutes and <B>wipe off gently</B><br>If it's concrete, there is a way but I'll have to ask one of my detailers and get back to you, a real PITA to remove<br>JRL
 

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Re: Paint Splatter Removal (mr magoo)

Try gasoline, works well on most types of paints and does not damage your paint and clear coat (but be careful, same as with JRL's advise)
 

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Re: Paint Splatter Removal (d_man)

Thank you for all the replies. I had no oven cleaner handy, but gasoline did begin to disolve the offending splatter. I could only stand the vapors so long. I will finish the job tonite.
 

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Re: Paint Splatter Removal (mr magoo)

Be careful with oven cleaner, if you happen to come by some, it is an extremely agressive product that has a lot in common with paint stripper. Automotive coatings are different than oven coatings (obviously) and while the clearcoats are pretty damn tough, I think oven cleaner is pushing it.<p>If gasoline is working for you--that's a good sign, then try a good tar,bug, wax pre-painting cleaner (yes--I noted your comment...) or mineral spirits, the former being available from any auto paint supply or many auto parts supply stores. Gasoline is good stuff, but the additives aren't something that you want to get on your hands or breath.<p>Cement or deck coatings can be acrylic or often urethanes and are pretty tough stuff. <b>The sooner you get it off the better</b>, they can take up to 21 days to fully cure and before that haven't developed their full properties making them easier to remove.<p>If it is an acrylic product, ammonia can help soften and remove it without harming the plastics or autobody coatings. Just don't let it sit on the paint for more than 10-15 minutes. Urethanes can also be softened by ammonia, others (typically solvent based products) are more difficult. Try rubbing alcohol, the 90% isopropyl alcohol stuff. Again, let it contact the surface just long enough to soften & remove the the splatter.<p>If there is a cementitous material which gasoline or the other solvents won't remove, let us know.<p>
 

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Re: Paint Splatter Removal (MrTippy)

Nothing wrong with oven cleaner, we use it all the time to remove street paint and/or pinstripes.<br>Just be careful with it
 
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