How To Remove Highway Paint From Your Car

August 30, 2019 3:38 pm Published by

If you love your car and treat it with care, chances are that few things give you more anxiety than seeing a freshly painted highway sitting in front of you. Suddenly your relaxing Sunday drive has become an intense game of stay between the lines, never change lanes, and get off the highway as soon as you see a gap in the paint. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you work to avoid that fresh highway paint, you are more than likely going to have some spray up onto your prized paint job. Highway paint is built and designed to stick firmly to the highway and to stand up to all the abuse that tires, nature, and even car accidents can throw at it. If you get highway paint on your car there is no need to panic! You can easily take care of this minor automotive hiccup and many more DIY projects by coming into your local U Pull And Pay for all the parts and expert advice that you need.

  1. Start Working Right Away

If your car has gotten any highway paint on it, do not wait for it to dry and set in. You only have a few hours of workable time until that paint sets in and becomes a much larger problem. If you can clean off the paint right away, you will have much more success than if you wait a few days to tackle this project.

  1. Break Out The Soap

The first step that you should take is to get out some ordinary soap and apply it with a wet towel or sponge. This may seem like a mild start, but the easier you take it on your paint the better it will be for your paint’s lifespan. You can scrub vigorously and not worry about doing any damage to your paint. If this initial scrubbing doesn’t work, it is time to go to plan B.

  1. Cleaner Wax

You may not think that this would work, but car wax can get rid of a lot of foreign materials and compounds quickly and easily. Certain high-quality waxes have information regarding how abrasive or harsh it is. Cleaner wax is fairly harsh, which makes it a great way to remove things like foreign paints, tar smears, and much more from your paint without having to do any extensive work.

  1. Bug & Tar Remover

If you have tried steps 2 and 3 without anything working, bug and tar remover will also work well to remove foreign paint. This material is extremely tough, but you can use it to buff out non-automotive paint quickly and efficiently without worrying about your base paint being affected. This wax-like material contains some heavy-duty solvents that work to remove this highway paint safely and quickly, but don’t be afraid to add a bit of elbow grease.

If you want to try your hand at any DIY automotive repair, come into your local U Pull And Pay today to get all the parts, materials and information you need to become a DIY mechanic master. Our expert staff will help you find exactly what you are looking for and will give you tips and tricks to help you succeed at your next project.

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling