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Old 11-13-2011, 08:23 PM   #15
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I know this sounds nuts but WD 40 not only removes road tar without damaging the paint but it may also remove the paint. Another method that has worked for me is wet a rag, wring it out and apply New Finish to the wet rag. Worked on my van.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:52 PM   #16
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I was able to remove some unsightly pin striping from a used car with some stuff called TR3 car wax cleaner, I also used some liquid McGuires wax and a microfiber cloth with lots of rubbing, the pin striping was painted on with a brush
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:16 PM   #17
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I'd try the mineral spirits. Just make due not to have long exposure to your skin, don't ask how I know.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:06 PM   #18
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STOP - all of you are killing me with all these chemicals. Simple, you have a clear coat on the trailer - even if you are really bad and have never waxed the camper it is still on there from the company (getting thinner every year so get on it just for this reason). Get some paste wax (any brand will do) TODAY and coat (save the scrubbing just apply out of the sun) the paint with the wax and let sit NOW. Try in an hour and see if it softened the paint - I am willing to bet is will wipe right off. Done this 3 times on cars - worked every time and once it was on 5 day old spray paint mess on a friends car. Hey, I live near New Orleans and Mardi Gras brings out the scum of the earth.

This is cheap, non-cancer causing and safe for the AS, it will work.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:13 PM   #19
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That is terrible, what kind of jerk would do sucha thing to a wonderful Airstream!Good luck, be careful taking it off! Some cleaners are too harsh, call Airstream!
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:44 PM   #20
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I'd used Skin So Soft and baby Oil to remove some adhesive and tree sap with non noticeable harm.

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So sickening! We feel for you . . .
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:16 AM   #22
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Meguires makes a product called "ultimate compound" and "scratch x". They are made for automotive finishes and are aggresive enough to remove contaminates without damaging the paint finish. I would assume it would work the same way on the clearcoat... My clearcoat has been gone for a while, so I have not tried this on the as, just the truck. I would try on an inconspicuous spot first.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:24 AM   #23
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A sign painter once told me that he uses oven cleaner to remove lettering enamel off from an automotive finish.
I've used that for removing painted on lettering on a door of a truck I owned. Did take the letter paint right off and did not damage the auto finish. Didn't leave it on very long. You have to use the "original" easy off oven cleaner. The newer stuff doesn't work. Good ole skull and crossbones
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Hey DeCosta: This makes me very angry! I was going to suggest using the paste wax, however, just seeing your post..... I realized someone else has already suggested this. If you decide to use any of the chemicals suggested, I would recommend using some in a spot not too noticeable to see what it does to the clear coat. If it was done while in your usual storage space then I would consider how to protect it from future abuse. Lastly, get some crisis counseling! (Just trying to infuse some humor, helps with the pain)! Good luck.

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Old 11-14-2011, 09:35 AM   #25
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Paste Wax really DOES sound like a darn good idea. Just leaving it on eh? I've got some nasty sap on the roof that is going to get that treatment.

It's a nice day - I think I'll take the day off and go wax mine as a protective!

If the guy that did it is named Kenny - I hope they do kill the bas####!

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I'd used Skin So Soft and baby Oil to remove some adhesive and tree sap with non noticeable harm.

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Great stuff, use it whenever I have something needing dissolving, only problem is a little if not removed keeps on softening. Spilled some on carpet wiped it up washed area and the following week the carpet had changed, formed a bubble like structure. Make sure you use a detergent that dissolves oil before your final rinse.
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Great stuff, use it whenever I have something needing dissolving, only problem is a little if not removed keeps on softening. Spilled some on carpet wiped it up washed area and the following week the carpet had changed, formed a bubble like structure. Make sure you use a detergent that dissolves oil before your final rinse.
Skin So Soft is mainly mineral oil - just try plain old mineral oil first. It's a LOT cheaper

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Food grade mineral oil can be found in drug stores. It's the best thing for conditioning wooden butcher blocks too.

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