How to safely remove Line Striping paint

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  1. BluRidge

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    Apparently some time during the past week I changed lanes on a road where the white center lines had been freshly painted and my tires kicked it up onto the driver's side of my cat. I was able to remove it from the painted surfaces fairly easily, but it seems to be literally baked on to the black rocker panel below the door, and to my black vinyl hockey stripe on the rear quarter. I would appreciate any suggestions in terms of the correct product(s) that I should use to safely remove the paint from those areas. Thanks!
     
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    Red Harley Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member HCC National Secretary

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    I used Goo Gone on a truck one time it took the stuff off and did not hurt my paint job. I also used it on my Hellcat to remove some badges I didn't like. Worth a try before a more expensive method.
     
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    Thanks. I have a product called "Goof Off" which I guess is similar to what you are describing. I just wasn't sure if it was safe to use on plastics... the rocker is some type of hard ABS plastic while the hockey stripe is vinyl.
     
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    Try in a very small spot if you can and check the label first.
     
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    Ok, I see that the product you are recommending (Goo Gone) is absolutely safe for plastics and vinyl...my goof-off product is definitely not. Will pick up some Goo Gone and give it a try. Thanks again.
     
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    Oops is a good product to use. Make sure you apply a wax to the area after use

    Always use any cleaner in small areas to avoid a bigger problem
     
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    Yes they are very different. You let me know if helps.
     
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    The easiest method I've found is to use Vaseline... put a fairly light layer of it onto the paint and let it sit for a few hours, then pressure wash it off. The Vaseline will soften the road paint and allow it to release.
     
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    Soooo... when I see fresh painted lines with tire tracks dragging paint into the next lane... I'm going to forever more think... BluRidge was here!
     
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    :D Yes, it figures that just when I finally get the cat, VA DOT decides to repave every road in and around my neighborhood. The tar comes off fairly easily but the paint was the kicker.
     
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    Thanks, I will give that a try if the goo gone does not do the trick.
     
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    Goo Gone did the trick. I sprayed it on the rocker panel and the hockey stripe and let it sit for 30 mins, then used a very soft toothbrush to work the paint off...good as new with no damage to the hard plastic trim or the vinyl. Thanks again!
     
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    You are very welcome! I keep at least two bottles of it on hand at all times.
     

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