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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-09-2003, 03:27 PM
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Overspray on soft top

I just acquired a Best Top soft top for my CJ for only a hundred bucks! It's in great shape except for one thing....
it has yellow overspray on the Drivers door, a little on the passenger door. Anyone have any idea how to get it off? Rubbing alcohol took some off in a small area on the lower half of the door with-out leaving any haze behind but it didn't do anything for the upper half of the plastic windows. [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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Re: Overspray on soft top

Try some WD-40. Just keep working it.
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Try toothpaste.
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Re: Overspray on soft top

Like was said, try the WD-40, amazing stuff! It even took old duct tape residue off some of my rubber window seals when Goof-off/Goo-gone (or whatever it's called) wouldn't.
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Re: Overspray on soft top

If it's automotive paint, you could be well and truly screwed. Last resort would be lacquer thinner or MEK. Another thing you can do is paint the doors over with automotive vinyl paint like SEM or Duplicolor. They hold up real well, I've used it on steering wheels where it has not worn of after 10 yrs..
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Re: Overspray on soft top

A little brake fluid? It works on plastic i know that for sure, used it many times. Just put a little on a rag and rub a small section.... if it works go for it. Make sure to not get it on your paint!, and use soap and water after. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Overspray on soft top

For a real job I work on school buses. We get all kinds of crap on the vinyl seats. I have tried LOTS of things to remove ink,paint,lipstick,felt marker,typing correction fluid(the tuffest) and other stuff.[img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img] Something I have found that works on about 75% of the stuff is spray brake kleen from the parts store. Spray some on a rag, NOT ON THE VINYL TOP.It WILL have a tendency to do strange things if applied directly to vinyl. Rub on a small area and see if it does the trick. They do make graffitti remover. It might work also. Good luck. [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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