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    Default Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Hi all. Stupid sounding but serious question.

    Discovered today that I somewhere drove through (what looks like) white enamel paint.

    It is mostly in the left front wheelwell (thin streaks and dots) but also on the inside of the wheelarch of my Amarok (color-coded metalic paint).

    I am looking for advice on safely removing this paint from the duco as well as the wheel arch.

    I would appreciate any feedback.

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Looks like white road marking paint,however I see no alternative to repainting due to the splatter coverage.

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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Quote Originally Posted by PolarBear View Post
    Hi all. Stupid sounding but serious question.

    Discovered today that I somewhere drove through (what looks like) white enamel paint.

    It is mostly in the left front wheelwell (thin streaks and dots) but also on the inside of the wheelarch of my Amarok (color-coded metalic paint).

    I am looking for advice on safely removing this paint from the duco as well as the wheel arch.

    I would appreciate any feedback.

    Thank you.
    In the past i removed tar from my bakkie with turps and no issue just a little and not tonhard rubbing. Do it on inner first. My bakkie is white so dont know ifnit will effect the metallic


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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Car polish or clay bar will remove it. I would not worry about the inside of the wheel arch. Just drive a dirt road and cover it with some mud.
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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Polar Bear, I am sorry to say that Amarok of yours is done with. Like in finish an' klaar.

    As it is now basically valueless, I'll gladly take it off your hands.

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    Seikel can colour match their Kalahari bumper...
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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    If it is factory colour coded metallic paint, the paint code will be imprinted somewhere on your VIN plate. Any automotive paint spot will be able to mix it up for you - not just Seikel.

    However, try the other recommendations here first - they will probably work.

    Personally, I would not bother, but I am a phillistine and my truck is 'amper mondig'. I do not care for the odd scratches or blemishes.
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    As mentioned turps is fine the new paint will come off easy and do no damage , I have even used thinners where it was bad and also no damage , perhaps if one has am old classic Ferrari or similar then perhaps no . all modern cars have a clear coat over the paint and it quite robust and the new paint (unless you left it on for months ) has not cured properly
    The hardest paint to get off is water based PVA when that dries its almost impossible to remove as solvents dont work so well and as they tend to be in thick lumps rubbing with any compound usually removes it together with the original paint , so if you get paint on your car first try washing it off as soon as possible , if that does not work then its probably oil based and much easier to remove
    The wheel arch inside I would not bother extra insulation
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    I would not use this to remove anything on my vehicle , much better by hand
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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Most of the modern water-based ducos on cars are immune to a wipe with thinners. That would most likely remove what looks like road marking paint without affecting the clearcoat.

    I recently had the side and bonnet of my Bantam resprayed. A few weeks later I also discovered that I had driven through something that resembled paint. I took it back to the spray-painter, expecting another huge quote to respray. No, he said, "Just wipe it off with normal thinners." He then sent one of his handlangers with a container of thinners and a rag, who promptly just wiped the side of the bakkie down and gave it a quick polish. No charge!

    Try on a small area under the bumper or somewhere that is not visible and see what transpires.
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    I have something like resin splattered on my bakkie. Must have happened on the way to or from the KTP. I think it must have been dripping from a lorry or something? Only saw it when washing the vehicle for the first time on my return.
    So far polish, clay bar, terps, thinners and acetone not working!



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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    I have something like resin splattered on my bakkie. Must have happened on the way to or from the KTP. I think it must have been dripping from a lorry or something? Only saw it when washing the vehicle for the first time on my return.So far polish, clay bar, terps, thinners and acetone not working!



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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    I have something like resin splattered on my bakkie. Must have happened on the way to or from the KTP. I think it must have been dripping from a lorry or something? Only saw it when washing the vehicle for the first time on my return.So far polish, clay bar, terps, thinners and acetone not working!
    Must be a water based product when they dry its virtually not possible to remove , when you get expert advice please post I also found on a 2012 car some PVA (very small amount ) was difficult to remove , as mentioned modern cars have ecco friendly water based paint
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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Maybe careful application of heat/steam?

    -or a fine chisel, and a spot of nail varnish!

    Good luck!
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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick L View Post
    Maybe careful application of heat/steam?

    -or a fine chisel, and a spot of nail varnish!

    Good luck!
    I also thought of that "fine chisel" option, with lots of patience
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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    I also thought of that "fine chisel" option, with lots of patience
    Try Acetone, if thinners wont work, and its a epoxy, then nothing will except chipping?

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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reccepops View Post
    Try Acetone, if thinners wont work, and its a epoxy, then nothing will except chipping?
    Be careful with acetone. That will probably eat the real paint off too...
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    Default Re: Removing foreign paint from duco.

    Quote Originally Posted by 12richardk View Post
    I would not use this to remove anything on my vehicle , much better by hand
    Was used on Wheeler Dealers when Ant needed to remove glue residue. Works well for the bulk of the item to be removed and then you finalise by hand. Just have to be patient .... In the past Ant also used sharp blade or plastic blade scraper (similar to this....) https://www.amazon.com/Ehdis-Visibil.../dp/B01HLWB0BM

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