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Old 10-07-2005, 08:13 PM   #1
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Paint on steering wheel

I was working last, had to paint a couple ospreys and got some paint on my hands. Well after work i got in my car and drove back to the barracks. This morning i was going back to work and found out i got a couple good blotchs of grey paint on 12 oclock position on my stock SVT stearing wheel. so i was wondering if you guys had any info on how to take it off with out damaging the leather on my steering wheel. its not just your average paint its on there pretty good, i tried rubbing it off but no luck took some water and soap to it no luck yet. i was thinking paint thinner or acetone or somthing but i wanna see what you guys say about that first. anybody know if that would damage the color on the leather. or if you guys have any other ideas


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Old 10-07-2005, 08:19 PM   #2
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i would use the acetone, then soap and water after, then maybe put some leather conditioner on. hope it works out for ya!
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:12 PM   #3
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Acetone, or nail polish remover will work. I too got some paint on my car, but it was on the door panel. Just take a cotton swab and gently rub it over the area that has the paint.


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Old 10-07-2005, 09:13 PM   #4
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Being a painter myself use goo gone. It wont harm the leather like thinner will but after letting it soak it should lossen it up. Ive have DEFT poly on my hands befor and goo gone got it off after soaking for awhile, and that is some nasty paint.
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ok ill try the goo gone thing first, ill pick some up tommarrow and let you guys know how it went. thanks for the help
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Definitely try whatever he says!

If for some reason it didn't work, try sparingly using acetone, make sure to wipe off excess then treat/condition the leather.
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^^^ hey, thats what i said!!!
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i got some goo gone, and let it soak in awhile. its coming off really hard but atleast its coming off unlike before. went out there for 30min and worked on it and got about 50% of it off, gotta used my fingernail and scrape gently ill go back out later and finish it, thanks for the help
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Ya the goo gone is alot safer to work with than thinner. Keep working it man it will come off.
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