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Old 06-19-2018, 07:15 PM   #1
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We accidentally drove on a newly painted middle line when we were in Canada. by the time we saw the painting truck it was too late. yellow paint in my trailer wheel wells and on my truck/trailer mud flaps and a little on the bumper. not a huge amount but... doesn't look like it would ever come off. thinking of painting the mud flaps (its just on the underside) with flat black paint. and the trailer wheel wells with dover white krylon fusion paint. what do you think?
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:22 PM   #2
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Join the club. Only I drove through white paint. On the truck all the way back to the rear bumper of the trailer. Up the front of Ten Forward on the door side, part of the steps and the awning arms. What a mess!


BUT, because Ten Forward was waxed, I was able to scrap it off the fiberglass using a plastic spoon and a non-serrated plastic knife. No damage to the gelcoat... whew. And it came off cleanly on the awning arms. I've yet to get it off the black metal parts... those I'll eventually sand and paint.


Good luck Kate!
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:24 PM   #3
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We accidentally drove on a newly painted middle line when we were in Canada. by the time we saw the painting truck it was too late. yellow paint in my trailer wheel wells and on my truck/trailer mud flaps and a little on the bumper. not a huge amount but... doesn't look like it would ever come off. thinking of painting the mud flaps (its just on the underside) with flat black paint. and the trailer wheel wells with dover white krylon fusion paint. what do you think?
I think I would try paint thinner, then acetone, then MEK. Available in quarts at good paint stores. In an outdoor space away from fire or flame on a breezy day with a mask and rubber gloves. We removed a lot of vandalism and cleaned up a lot of spray paint equipment with these products.
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:42 PM   #4
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I hope you imported that Canadian paint legally, and reported it as goods brought into the country on your way home.
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:55 PM   #5
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Rolled over line of new yellow paint like you and grafitti remover got it off with some effort. Still find a speck here & there to remind me not to do it again!
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I think I would try paint thinner, then acetone, then MEK.
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I use either acetone or lacquer thinner. Wipe on, wipe off, done.

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Old 06-19-2018, 10:00 PM   #7
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Got behind a manure hauler, I had a swarm of flies all over the front of the trailer until we hit some rain 2 days later.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:36 AM   #8
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I used to work in Oxnard, CA, a city largely supporting surrounding agriculture. I found pretty quickly that the odd-looking trailers I sometimes followed out of town at the end of the work day were causing the pits in my car's grille. There's an onion processor in town, and the trailers carry the peelings & onion juice leavings out to the fields to be plowed back in to the soil. Turns out that the onion juice dripping through the trailer seams is 12% sulfuric acid. So..........
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Turns out that the onion juice dripping through the trailer seams is 12% sulfuric acid. So..........

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Old 06-20-2018, 10:53 AM   #10
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"When onions are cut or even bruised, their cell walls are broken and a volatile sulphurous compound with the help of an enzyme in the onion juice turns into an acid that causes the burn. ... Onions contain a molecular cousin of sulphuric acid known as allinin." and "Enzymes and “amino acid sulfoxide” chemicals from inside the cells react to produce a volatile sulfur gas. This gas wafts up from the onion and reacts with the natural water in your eye to form sulfuric acid, which brings about the familiar stinging sensation."

No wonder my eyes burn when I'm cutting up onions!!

Back to topic, we had a run-in with a blue truck one time and I was able to carefully remove the streaks of blue paint with a Mr. Clean eraser ... followed by a polishing.
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