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Old 12-07-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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I was painting a lexan body today and thought I masked the front of the car but when I pulled the masking tape that seperates the front/back I sprayed a little blue where I was gonna paint white. its just a little spray can I use paint thinner or nail polish remover or something to remove it? Btw I'm using water based paint.
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Some isopropyl alcohol on a q-tip works great, or a paper towel if the overspray is larger. Be carefull and take care to not dribble any on the part you allready painted.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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I was painting a lexan body today and thought I masked the front of the car but when I pulled the masking tape that seperates the front/back I sprayed a little blue where I was gonna paint white. its just a little spray can I use paint thinner or nail polish remover or something to remove it? Btw I'm using water based paint.
If you use a thinner of any type, chanes are you will leave a residue of the color you want to remove.
I use a Scotch Brite green pad. Works great, does not leave any color residue which will show through onto the white paint
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If it is just ghost farts then you might be able to remove it by rubbing with a terrycloth rag, if it is drops then you could rub it off with a toothpick, another if there isnt too much try a cottonball and some rubbing alcohol. be sure it is very clean before spraying white there, the white will bring out everything!
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Guys, he said he is using water based paint. Just use water & paper towels. Ive done this with water based paint that had dried overnight.
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Denatured alcohol. Works quick and won't harm lexan. Use a cloth or microfiber towel to keep scratching at a minimum. Paper towels tend to scratch.
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