removing dried paint (from a wall....)

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  1. AshyLarry

    AshyLarry Virgin Detailer

    Still not use to the size of my truck over my car and tried to fit in a tight spot in a parking garage. Hit the wall slightly lol. This is like concrete paint and its extremely stubborn. I tried some medium grade clay as well as ipa and mineral spirits. APC had no effect either. Any recommendations on what to try next? The clay didn't make much of dent, but maybe I just need a more aggressive clay or more time?



  2. P1et

    P1et Official DB Moderator

    I did a similar exercise on the vehicle that belongs to my wife's girlfriend. I used clay, but it took a long time.
  3. Stokdgs

    Stokdgs Detail Master

    It would be good to figure out what kind of paint this is - is it expoxy, enamel, etc... Then you can find out what type of "thinner" is used with that type of paint, and see if it is available, and try to determine if it will be safe to apply on your paintwork.

    Have you tried Goof Off yet ? This product is made to remove dried on paint, etc... I have used it many times on automotive paint to remove tree sap, artillery fungus, and other things, and it has been great at doing this. They sell a little metal can of it at Home Depot for sure. It is yellow with red writing. I am not at a place where I can look at the can I have and tell you what ingredients it has. Perhaps you can Google it?

    Good luck with this
    Dan F
  4. detaildude3629

    detaildude3629 Birth of a Detailer

    Try 3m adhesive remover that should work also,got mine at a place that deals with everything auotomotive.:applause2:
  5. bryansbestwax

    bryansbestwax DB Forum Supporter

    Mr clean scrubber pad. You will need to polish afterwards. Should make quick work of it.

    sent using my thumbs, mispelling most words
  6. teak

    teak Birth of a Detailer

    I've had success using Motsenbocker's Graffiti Remover to remove paint from scuffs with and without using clay This available in a spray bottle from the Home Depot paint department.

    I can think of few parking garages in Rochester where the ramps are painted with front bumpers.
  7. TheRustySuper

    TheRustySuper Obsessive Detailer

    Just be careful with that stuff...there's different levels of it with varying grades of harshness, so make sure to get one that's not gonna hurt the paint on your car. In the air-cooled VW community people sometimes remove resprays to reveal the original paint of their car underneath. One of the products they use is the Mostenblocker's Grafitti remover. Probably won't do much (if anything) to a modern clear-coated finish, but it can remove old single-stage paintjobs and primer so just be careful :)
  8. Darkstar752

    Darkstar752 Horizon Detailing

    Stoner's Tarminator will make quick work of that and do so in a safe and effective manner. Soak both the paint and microfiber.
  9. teak

    teak Birth of a Detailer

    Thanks for letting me know this. I have only used it on CC paint.
    This is graffiti remover I used. SPRAY PAINT GRAFFITI REMOVER :: Mötsenböcker's LIFT OFF ®
  10. wwevo8

    wwevo8 Birth of a Detailer

    for paint transfer i just polish it off!

    this took me about 30 min

  11. SRT8Spartan

    SRT8Spartan DB Forum Supporter

    super solvent, or thinner. Or simply go to it with some polish by hand even. paint transfer doesnt need to be overthought hah.

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