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Old 07-12-2006, 11:40 AM   #1
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Here is a solution to removing graffiti from a painted truck.

Lacquer Thinner
removed the spray paint easily. Be careful, it's toxic. I think it can be absorbed through the skin so wear rubber chemical gloves and work in the outdoors or wear a respirator. It's also very flammable so be careful.


My E350 box van was just tagged a few weeks ago by some low life punk kid using the name of "Volt".

I want to catch this kid so bad. When I find him, if he's under 18, his parents will pay for new paint, hopefully, that is if they are employed...

If he's over 18, then he will pay...

I tried removing it with turpentine, but it didn't work.

Any suggestions on what to use to remove it?

Any suggestions on what to do to put the fear of God into these punks heads? Legal that is.

I'm thinking of posting flyers in the area that he tags and offer a reward for info leading to his arrest and conviction. One of his buddies may dislike him and deciede to turn him in for money.

A bad part about posting flyers on city poles, I could get cited by the Police for posting flyers. I would either have to pay the fine or contest it in court.

I could see myself in court:

Sir, you've been charged with Posting flyers on a pole, city code...

How would you like to plead?


Your honor, I was trying to catch the kid who tagged my truck and was offering a reward...

It doensn't matter. You have broken the law and now you must be punished.

But your honor, I was trying to catch the criminal who tagged my truck.

"Clack", as the judge slams down his hammer. That will be a $250 fine. Bailiff, grab that man before he tries to escape. Can't have that type of criminal behavior going on in our city, he needs to be punished...

But, but, but...
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:38 PM   #2
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Bravestdog You might try oven cleaner. I have used it in the past to take off lettering on trucks vans etc. Just to be on the safe side try it in a small area. Below the damaged area mask it off with masking paper or cardboard or something just to keep it off the rest of the van. Good luck. It really does work
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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My paint splatter removers go rubbing alchol (isopropyl alcohol-water), gasoline, hand lotion, rubbing compound. I will add oven cleaner. Thanks.

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Old 07-13-2006, 10:37 AM   #4
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The guys at a body shop told me to use

1. Turpentine. Turpentine did not effect the spray paint graffitti but it did remove marking pen graffitti.

2. Lacquer thinner (use in the shade on a cool surface, if rags gets tacky or paint getting sticky, back off...???)

3. Enamel reducer.

I will be testing these others soon.
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:25 PM   #5
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Dry cleaning solution might work. Go to a real paint store and ask about a graffiti remover. Sherwin Williams used to carry something that worked. Be aware that many of the "good" chemicals that actually work well aren't sold in CA much anymore. Thankyou CARB. Tough to find oil based paint to use on bare wood even. But that is another story. Uncle Sam told me to live here - not my choice.
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:15 PM   #6
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try GoofOff and or Opps
These are paint removal products I use frequenty in my paint business...
You could also try powerwashing,my powerwasher
has saved my ass with paint spills more often than I can count
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:17 PM   #7
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I have found that the only way to remove graffiti is to remove three pints of the offenders blood, spin it in a centrafuge, separate the plasma. Take the RBC"s and put them in a tall glass with a shot of Jack Daniels and packed ice cubes. With your left hand Raise the glass over your head at a 60 degree angle, with your right hand, grasp a fully loaded .44 Magnum Smith & Wesson and point it directly at the nads of the offending Leonardo and recite the following incantation: "Oh the folly of youth is wasted on those who do not recognize the wisdom of cleanliness! For it is in your power within the next five seconds to either clean my rig or loose yours!

works every time
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:52 PM   #8
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Jack Daniels, huh?
Somehow I think that just might work!
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:16 PM   #9
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my dad is a line painter and when we get traffic paint (lead based, tough shit) on anything we use Tolulene (toluene?) to get it off. That stuff will take teh chrome of a trailer hitch! Not literally but it will definately take the graffiti off, hands down.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:54 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Matt295:
My dad is a line painter and when we get traffic paint (lead based, tough shit) on anything we use Toluene to get it off. That stuff will take the chrome off a trailer hitch! Not literally but it will definitely take the graffiti off, hands down.
There. Look a little better?
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