08:09AM | 10/15/02
Member Since: 10/14/02
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How can I safely remove latex paint from my automobile? A house was spray painted with latex paint and the over spray was carried by the wind and is all over my car.


01:03AM | 10/16/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You need to find out who painted that house and contact them so that they can have their insurance company take care of it.

doug seibert

04:57PM | 10/16/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
A small amount you can use Goof-Off (home center).......Lots-o-paint: take the car to a detail shop and send the bill to the sloppy painter (as mentioned above)


04:37PM | 10/18/02
Member Since: 10/17/02
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Fortunately, airborne paint will have been partially dry when it hit your car (vs. a "direct hit", so to speak), so they shouldn't be too difficult to remove. A good buffing out by a detail shop would probably take care of it. I'd be careful with Goof Off--try it inside a door first to make sure it won't harm your car's paint. (Then paint specks would be the least of your problem!) But like everyone else said, find that painter!

-= N =-


06:48AM | 11/04/02
Member Since: 11/03/02
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I had a similar problem with my car, White Latex all over it. The paint had been on the surface for about 2 weeks. I tried to buff it with a mild rubbing compound didn't work. The best item I found was Mothers Detailing Clay. The stuff is amazing. With some elbow grease and 6 hrs of time I had all the paint off and a smooth finish too.
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