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paint on a convertible top?
« on: August 02, 2006, 05:30:38 PM »
Looks like my body shop got a droplet of paint on my black top when they painted the quarter panel and wiped off most of it.Suggestions for removing the rest(maybe using a hand brush,very light scrape with a razor blade?)something that would abrade the material?chemical?Thanks.

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Re: paint on a convertible top?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2006, 08:30:31 PM »
I had the same problem with a VW beetle convertible and I used a plastic scraper to take it off. It took me many hours but the final result was very good. There is probably a better solution but if you have time to loose and don't get better help than mine, this will work.

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Re: paint on a convertible top?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2006, 11:43:09 PM »
i have found you can take paint thinner and water it down. i use a gallon of water and about 1/4 a cup of paint thinner it didnt not eat the top nor fade it out. it took akot of elbow grease to get it out but it did work great. Also u can contact any auto paniters and they have a cleaner they use to get it off, If you call yours and they dont have it let me know and ill get the name of for you and if i can get my hands on some i can try and shipping you some it.

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Re: paint on a convertible top?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2006, 11:46:32 PM »
now that i have joined your forum watch out cause im a post whore and will ask a million question about mustangs. lol i dont spam forums i ask questions and reply to them if i can or know the anwser. looking forward to reading new post have a great one guys and remember post so i can have some thing to do while im at work lol

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Re: paint on a convertible top?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2006, 05:59:16 AM »
Thank you for the response and kind offer.I had pretty good results with a plastic putty knife.The car is due for a bath so I might  some of your solution idea on the residue first.

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Re: paint on a convertible top?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2006, 08:02:34 AM »
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brad01red wrote:
now that i have joined your forum watch out cause im a post whore and will ask a million question about mustangs. lol i dont spam forums i ask questions and reply to them if i can or know the anwser. looking forward to reading new post have a great one guys and remember post so i can have some thing to do while im at work lol


This forum was into hibernation all summer and I hope you will continue "spaming" us with your questions and help to bring it back to life  :-D

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Re: paint on a convertible top?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2006, 05:21:48 PM »
lol like i said i like to ask alot of question an i hope i can bring it back to life, looks like a great forum so far i have already got aot useful ideas off here  :-)

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Re: paint on a convertible top?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 07:29:00 AM »
Good that the plastic scrapper idea worked for you. I was not really in for the paint thinner idea, coz u really have to very cautious otherwise you can jus make a patch out of the whole thing and it wud look really bad. You have to be real good at using it...










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Re: paint on a convertible top?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008, 05:31:31 PM »
is the top vinyl or cloth, id try soap and water and a wash rag or a stiff tooth brush first

 

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