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sittinherebored
09-05-2009, 02:12 PM
so i now have a metallic charcoal hood on my silver b5 and it looks good exept the paint marker wont come off. is there a trick to this? i even tried rubbing alchohol

black99.5a4
09-05-2009, 02:16 PM
only way to remove paint marker is brake fluid.. which will also try to remove the paint.

not sure if there are any newer tricks, but my step-dad helped start and create CoPart and that was how they had to do it back in the day.

andyrew
09-05-2009, 02:22 PM
Tried a plastic razor? That would do it.

ghost6303
09-05-2009, 02:52 PM
polishing compound would take the top layer off, but that would take a while. rubbing compound would be faster but you just have to be careful not to burn all the way thru the clearcoat.

sittinherebored
09-05-2009, 04:30 PM
would it buff off?

black99.5a4
09-05-2009, 04:32 PM
its paint.. go spray paint on your car.. thats how you're getting it off.

i'd try wet sanding

oldblu
09-05-2009, 05:40 PM
lacquer thinner. quick wipe

sittinherebored
09-05-2009, 05:45 PM
lacquer thinner. quick wipe

ugh i must have had a major brain fart to not think of that since i took several years of auto body. i had a thought to use gasoline since it eats stuff up pretty good and modern paint is un-affected by it

danphines
09-05-2009, 06:01 PM
nail polish remover

somebody5788
09-05-2009, 06:11 PM
I got a headlight from a junk yard like that once. Why the hell do they mark the good side?????????????

sittinherebored
09-05-2009, 06:14 PM
I got a headlight from a junk yard like that once. Why the hell do they mark the good side?????????????

exactly!!! they could have just marked the back. how did you get yours off?

black99.5a4
09-05-2009, 10:01 PM
I got a headlight from a junk yard like that once. Why the hell do they mark the good side?????????????

bc some yards are just stupid.

sittinherebored
09-05-2009, 10:07 PM
well it will come off tomorow. i already tried gas, alchohol, and window cleaner. tomorrow im going to try carb cleaner and if that doesnt work, laquer thinner. the gas worked a lil bit though

somebody5788
09-05-2009, 10:08 PM
well it will come off tomorow. i already tried gas, alchohol, and window cleaner. tomorrow im going to try carb cleaner and if that doesnt work, laquer thinner. the gas worked a lil bit though

Pretty sure I used carb clean on a rag. Do not spray on the paint lol. It has to be done as little as possible as it will eat the paint. It was that or Eradicator body prep solvent.

sittinherebored
09-05-2009, 11:48 PM
i will probly just use laquer thinner since im very familiar with using it in the paint booth etc. or i might spray gas and let it sit since it wont eat the clear