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Road paint on car

I was blocks from home when I encounter a traffic back up.
It is rare to ever see that near me as I live in a little town on a "finger" that sticks out into Puget Sound, no real traffic.
I pop over the divider to get a peeksy, "should I turn around and go the back way?", when we start to move. I roll by the hub bub, it's a yellow line paint truck.
I KNOW by the truck in front of me with the yellow wheels, mine must look no different.
I get home and see the carnage. All drivers side screaming yellow mod. :sosad:
My bad for the peeksy, A "WET PAINT" sign would have been kind.
It took 3 hours to get her detailed again.
Good thing I had Zaino, the yellow paint came right off my Redfire paint.

I hope nobody has to go through this, especially in a 2005 Pony.

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IF it does happen, get home IMMEDIATELY. Or go buy some cleaners asap.

Paint- denaturized alchohol (must have for all gleamers, careful do NOT get it on plastic).

Fender wells- armorall or any other "wet" slick agent to loosen up road paint (I dont use armorall for anything else, had it from long ago). Lots of fingernail scratching. :eyebulge:

Tire- Goof Off (carefull, do not get it on paint).

After I crawled into the fenderwells and worked for an hour, I washed car well, and re-Zainoed immediatly (the DN alchohol strips to clearcoat).

All told, 3 hours later, only visible evidence is in the treads of tires (mainly the front), I have some yellow, I know will come off during normal driving.

Cleaning the back tires off was fun, screeetch!

Sigh....
 

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FYI - WD-40 will also take those paint spots off the painter surfaces.

I did the same thing in my Lightning about 4 years ago. :(
 

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R3dF1r3 said:
All told, 3 hours later, only visible evidence is in the treads of tires (mainly the front), I have some yellow, I know will come off during normal driving.
Happened to me also, with my 02 Grand Prix... white paint everywhere.

As far as the front tires go... put 'em on the back and SMOKE 'EM!
 

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I'd pay to have it detailed, prolly a few 100 for that mess, and file a claim with the city...

Hit a pot hole with my M3, tire and rim busted. Even the locking nuts were busted so I could not change it. AAA could not change it. Had it towed to a tire place, they could not get it off. Had it towed to BMW, and they finally got it off. This was a New Years weekend, I had to take a cab to the airport and then rent a car for four days... The County paid for it all after two letters and maybe two months...

Sorry about that... now back to cleaning...
 
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