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Old 05-14-2012, 12:27 AM   #11
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Try to give some isopropyl alcohol a shot and see what happens.

If that doesnt work, you can always try mineral spirits/paint thinner/prep-sol.

Because its the textured plastic(and not body color painted), you might be able to get it off with the above mentioned.
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Yeah Acetone could do the trick.
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I agree with Matt & lyons, try mineral spirits or acetone on the mark down at the bottom of the mirror (least conspicuous). Use a small brush to help agitate the product into the white paint mark.

Earlier, I wrongly assumed you were talking about a painted mirror while giving advice using polishing compounds. Sorry!
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #14
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Ok. Now what about this? I let my mom drive my car and she backed into something.



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That's what you get for letting your mom drive your car.

Is paint missing from your car?
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That's what you get for letting your mom drive your car.

Is paint missing from your car?
I had no choice. Her Jeep was in the shop.

No. I don't believe so. It's not rough to the touch.

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Try the same things. Alcohol. If that doesn't work try acetone.
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Will acetone take the paint off?

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The OEM paint? It shouldn't.

Just don't let it soak.

For safety's sake try it on an obscure area under the hood first though.
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For that scuff mark clnzx, I would go back to our original advice using the light polishing compounds. Personally, I'd rather polish with a buffer than use acetone on my paint. Acetone is more for that unmovable tree sap that nothing else works on.
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