How to remove spray paint from rims (small amount)

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How to remove spray paint from rims (small amount)

Postby diecast » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:18 pm

Hey all, I own an Altima coupe with stock rims (alloy I think). I have no idea how it got there, but yesterday I noticed that there is what looks like some blue spray paint on one of my rims. It's the same side that got some body work done over a month ago, but I am positive it wasn't there when I got the car back from the shop, so can't be sure if it's just regular spray paint or not. It's not a lot, it's as if someone was spray painting near it, and some the of the spray-off got on the rim.

Anyone know what I can do to remove it without damaging the original coating on the rim? I've googled around and read about aircraft cleaner, or 3M Graffiti Remover, but wondering if anyone here has any suggestions.

If this is the wrong place to post, please let me know.

Thanks!


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Re: How to remove spray paint from rims (small amount)

Postby diecast » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:17 am

Anyone?

I talked to a service guy at my dealership, they don't do body work there, but he said to try cut polish. Is that a good idea?

I forgot to mention I haven't worked on cars in any way really except changing tires and checking engine oil.

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Re: How to remove spray paint from rims (small amount)

Postby Unicorn » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:08 pm

Goof Off works decently. I've used it on body paint before because of some overspray.

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Re: How to remove spray paint from rims (small amount)

Postby 95maxrider » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:14 am

Some things come to mind:
-Clay bar
-Purple Power
-A polishing pad and some polish

What's the finish on your wheels, can you post up a pic? If they are unpainted, you will have more options.

If none of those things work and you're desperate, you can try lightly sanding the area with some 3M Scotchbrite pads (the red, foamy ones). These will go through your stock paint if you're not careful, so go slow and light.


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