Paint on matt plastic trim

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ultimatelightweight
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Paint on matt plastic trim

Post by ultimatelightweight » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:41 am

Hi Forum,
Wife's Qasjqai has unfortunately driven through a puddle of bright pink paint!

Splashed all over the tyre, inside of wheel-arch, and on the outside wheel & door trim.
It's on the matt trim, which is my problem.

I've tried washing with cold water, warm water & warm soapy water.
I haven't used any abrasives or chemicals, as I want to avoid "dulling" the trim.

Can anyone recommend anything to remove the paint safely?

Thanks!


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Gel
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Re: Paint on matt plastic trim

Post by Gel » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:53 pm

This is the black plastic trim; I'd try turps first to see if that shifts.
If not use cellulose thinner, but don't linger with it so it doesn't get a chance to damage plastic.
Try on a small inconspicuous area first.
Where's the pink come from?
J11A-14 1.5dci Ink Blue Tekna; Chrome Pack, Bonnet Struts, Flaps, Blue Alloygators, SpeedLock,Door & Tailgate Sill guards/Decent horns/ Autoglym Lifeshine /19" Wheels


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Re: Paint on matt plastic trim

Post by Mr_FX » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:46 pm

try some iron x or get hold of a local detailer and ask for advice do not use turps. Try detailing world you will get good advice household chemicals will just ruin your trim.


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Re: Paint on matt plastic trim

Post by ultimatelightweight » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:06 am

Thanks for the tips guys. I'll have a go with some cellulose thinners first and then progress on to iron X, then go a detailer if I don't get anywhere.
Gel wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Where's the pink come from?
There was a puddle of paint in a car park hidden round a corner...which the car went straight through without us seeing it! Thankfully at low speed so it didn't splash too far!


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