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Old 09-10-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Exclamation Looking For A Paint Remover.

Hey guys!

The previous owner of this 2001 ZX3 decided that they did not like the factory yellow paint job. Sooooo they decided to spraypaint the car black. No clearcoat, no wetsanding...

Im looking for a paint remover that will eat the spraypaint away but not the factory clearcoat and paint.

Will regular paint remover eat through the clearcoat?

Would like to do this ASAP.


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Old 09-10-2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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umm... Paint solvent will eat through clear coat... If they painted over the clear coat then you might be able to wash the car with a clay bar to actually remove the rattle can bs or even some very fine grit sand paper...

If the rattle can job was not enamel based then lacquer thinner may take it off without affecting the clear coat... However I'm not sure if the paint on the focus is susceptible to lacquer thinner...
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paint remover isnt going to work.....start sanding until you see yellow.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #4
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Well... f. Any ideas what grit of sandpaper? Its not a very thick coat of the rattle can. But I dont want to sand my clearcoat off too.

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Old 09-11-2013, 08:43 AM   #5
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I would probably start with 600....MAYBE 400.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:04 AM   #6
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I would probably start with 600....MAYBE 400.
Should I worry about the clearcoat?
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Depends on the condition of the clear coat before it was painted. Use 600 grit.....wet. when u see yellow....stop. the wet 600 grit won't do anything to the clear. If u are nervous....start with 800
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Depends on the condition of the clear coat before it was painted. Use 600 grit.....wet. when u see yellow....stop. the wet 600 grit won't do anything to the clear. If u are nervous....start with 800
Alright. Thanks man. I really appreciate it. I'll start on it in roughly 6 hours when I'm back home. I'll let yah know how it goes!
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start in an inconspicuous spot.....not your hood!
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Just throwing another option out there: try to Plastidip the car?
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