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Old 09-19-2015, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default DPW Line Painting

Well, I was 3 cars behind the line painting DPW truck. The white line on right.
My vehicle never touched the freshly painted white line.
But the white line paint did get on my vehicle.

Apparently, the state is using a newer type road paint that is water based and is more durable but more difficult to get off of any car/truck.
Got some of the residual from road on my vehicle on right side.

Already tried GooBeGone - no help. Tried lacquer thinner - no help.

Anyone know how to get this paint off?
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Old 09-19-2015, 06:49 PM   #2
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If it hasn't been on too long, apply WD-40 to the spots of paint and let stand for @2 hrs.

Rub it off gently and apply WD-40 while you do it. Then wash with regular car wash.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:38 PM   #3
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If it hasn't been on too long, apply WD-40 to the spots of paint and let stand for @2 hrs.

Rub it off gently and apply WD-40 while you do it. Then wash with regular car wash.
Thank you.

WD40 didn't work. I used a whole can over 2 days. Nothing.

Apparently the state is using a new water based line paint. And no one know how to remove it from vehicles.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:52 PM   #4
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Default Vaseline?

Maine DOT recommends, for dried on water based paint, to coat the affected area with a thick dollop of Vaseline. Let the Vaseline sit for up to 12 hours, then hose off with a high pressure spray. They state any remaining residue can then be cleaned off with a good quality automotive wax.

Vaseline is cheap, might be worth a try! By the way, they recommend this if WD40 fails, as it has in your case......
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:47 AM   #5
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google says:

goof off and clay bar
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I had to have a body shop buff it out
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Has anyone had success getting the DPW to cover these costs?

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Has anyone had success getting the DPW to cover these costs?

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Why would DPW be responsible for a drivers ignorance?
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"I was 3 cars behind the line painting DPW truck. The white line on right.
My vehicle never touched the freshly painted white line.
But the white line paint did get on my vehicle."

This doesn't sound ignorant.

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Old 10-04-2015, 10:50 PM   #10
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"i was 3 cars behind the line painting dpw truck. The white line on right.
My vehicle never touched the freshly painted white line.
But the white line paint did get on my vehicle."

this doesn't sound ignorant.

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Old 10-05-2015, 02:07 PM   #11
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Vaseline is cheap, might be worth a try! By the way, they recommend this if WD40 fails, as it has in your case......
Thank you. Any suggestion helps.

This did not work either. Gobs and gobs of it. Nothing. Used high pressure spray wash. Now I have gobs of Vasoline that won't wash off easily.


I think the DOT is using new type of paint and the take off suggestions are for the older paint. Years ago, I got some yellow on car and with a little work it did come off. This new stuff doesn't budge.
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Old 10-05-2015, 02:11 PM   #12
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Why would DPW be responsible for a drivers ignorance?
I was 3 cars back and plenty of room between cars - and the painting truck.
No passing.

So what do you suggest? Stop. Pull over? Turn around?

And I got stubborn paint flakes all over the front of car AND one side.
This stuff is like granules of sand but white.
I've been driving for many years and have seen many line paintings.
This stuff is DIFFERENT.
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Old 10-05-2015, 02:42 PM   #13
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try gasoline on a rag, works for tar removal as well
just have to reapply wax to the area because it also eats the wax
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songkrai, have you thought of writing the DPW and CC'ing your State Representative? Just a pleasant note asking for a suggestion, obviously listing the things you have already tried.
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try gasoline on a rag, works for tar removal as well
just have to reapply wax to the area because it also eats the wax
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Not. That was the old days.
This stuff is water based and 'environmentally friendly, I am told.
The old methods used with oil based paints do not work on this new miracle environmental friendly water based line paint.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:01 PM   #16
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I myself have been behind DOT while they paint lines. I have been conscientious of the fact that the wet paint may "splatter" on my vehicle should my tires cross this line. I have not been that close to a line-painting vehicle in a few years though.

That being said, it may be that this "new" paint will linger in the air longer than the older type.

Your suggestion for turning around may not be so bad (if at all feasible) so this does not happen a 3RD time for you.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:35 PM   #17
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Your suggestion for turning around may not be so bad (if at all feasible) so this does not happen a 3RD time for you.
You bet. Now. I don't want to be near any DPW line painting. This stuff is completely different for the stuff a few years ago. This stuff lingers in the air. Even the cars going the other way will have an issue.

I was about 6-7 car lengths back and all were going slow.

And that far back. How/why do I have white flakes scattered all over my front bumper. They were painting the white line on right. Someone at state DPW has to rethink all of this nonsense. Environmentally friendly or not.
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. Someone at state DPW has to rethink all of this nonsense. Environmentally friendly or not.
A simple solution for the state would be to close the road for X number of hours while they paint.....

That would get them off the hook for paying damages!
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August 10, 2010.
Update.

The petroleum jelly did not work. Just made a mess. And I left it on for close to one year.
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Visited auto parts store with dedicated automotive paint section on South Main Street - Concord, NH near NH Oil Undercoating.

His suggestion was lacquer thinner. From hardware store.

Works great.

Problem solved.

Lacquer Thinner.
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