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rbogh901 05-05-2019 09:59 AM

graffiti on the window and paint.
Bad luck, some lowlife went through the neighborhood and shot my car with an acrylic sealer. Could be worse I guess. At least it's clear and mostly on the glass. What are the best ways to proceed? Thanks all.

rbogh901 05-05-2019 10:06 AM

rbogh901 05-05-2019 10:08 AM

Vandalism actually, not graffiti per se.

rbogh901 05-05-2019 10:14 AM

Found this in the vicinity. I imagine this is what they used.

speedster911 05-05-2019 02:04 PM

use a non acetone based fingernail polish remover - I have used the stuff whole foods sells but it's expensive.

jjeffries 05-05-2019 06:03 PM

Go ask a local bodyshop...will likely get it done in a few minutes. If not, you may get away with something as (relatively) gentle as mineral spirits; if not, a stronger solvent like PrepSol or 3M All Purpose / Wax Remover (auto parts store). Or, from the hardware store, Goof Off. Don't do any of this when the surfaces are hot and/or direct sunlight. Best of luck, John

DaddyGlenn 05-06-2019 06:38 PM

I feel your pain. This was my car a few weeks ago.

Careful color sanding with 3000 grit followed by compound and polish. It took a few hours.

scottrx7tt 05-07-2019 03:51 PM

On the glass, just take a razor blade to it. The paint... a decent rubbing compound should take care of it without too much hassle

Cairo94507 05-08-2019 08:32 AM

I would start with a clay bar and detailing solution and see what that knocks off before you start using rubbing compound on the paint. Then I would go with a nice super high grit wet sand to remove what you can before polishing. Remember to tape off edges and be careful near them. On the glass a razor blade or 0000 steel wool with some detail spray will take it right off. There are sadly a lot of people in the world who have no regard for other people's property.

dustim04 05-13-2019 07:17 PM

You can also try using Goof Off.

rbogh901 05-15-2019 08:23 PM

Thanks all. I looked up acrylic removal and it suggested rubbing alcohol so I used a cotton t shirt and got most of it off. Still needs some help but it was pretty mild.

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