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    Default Removing marker from painted pannels

    I picked up a few painted parts from the autowreckers and they have written on them with some type of paint marker. Anyone know the best way to get it off without damaging the paint underneath it?
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    I would try googone or even maybe some gasoline on a rag.. they shouldnt strip the clear off but it will remove any wax ect.




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    A very high grit number polishing compound will get it off. It can't be stuck on very tight. i have removed spray can vandal graffiti with scratch doctor.

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    Elbow Grease. Get a good cleaner, and scrub away. googone works pretty good.
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    if they are metal body panels a clay bar might take it off without causing any damage.

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    Clay bar or metal polish will do. With of course a lot of elbow grease.

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    Get an eraser wheel. Try easy off oven cleaner.
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    The paint markers are low tech and easy to remove. The trick is to avoid removing the paint.

    I would use, one at a time, in sequence, until finding one that works:

    1) denatured alcohol
    2) xylene (or goof off, which is mostly xylene)
    3) a good nonchlorinated brake cleaner

    following label precautions

    The brake cleaner is likely to damage the clearcoat so you want to expose the paint to it as little as possible, and you may have to touch up the clearcoat afterwards.
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