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Old 09-17-2003, 06:02 PM
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How do I get silicone off paint!?!?

Alright as part of my week long cosmetic touch ups on my 82 Z28 camaro I decided to remove the hood vents (unfunctional) to give them a new coat of black. Well the owner before me ended up sealling the vents with silicone. So after I etched through the silicone with a box knife for several minutes I finally got the vents out.. But now i have lots of silicone attached to the paint of the car around where the edges of the vents were.... How in the world can I easily get all this crap off without damaging the paint? My fingers are sore from trying to rub it all off!!!

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Old 09-17-2003, 06:08 PM
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3M makes some stuff, # 08984 General Purpose adhesive remover. saturate it with this stuff, let sit about 10 minutes, and it'll wipe/rub right off. I got mine a helmart.
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Old 09-17-2003, 07:41 PM
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i find WD40 is good for getting a lot of that crap off.

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Old 09-17-2003, 09:24 PM
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A lot of tedious picking, rubbing, and polishing afterwards.

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Old 09-17-2003, 09:32 PM
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Thanks for the reply's everyone... Ended up takin it off with a razor blade and a very steady hand..

I'll have to try that stuff out next time Crazy Larry...

Also I've found that Turtle Wax Rubbing Compound works very well to take off really stuborn water spots.. But alone it will leave small shiny circles where you rub it... But if you go over the shiny circles with 3M Fine Cut rubing compound it comes out perfect.

Just a little info sum1 may want to know on my week long endeavor of getting the exterior lookin good.
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Old 09-17-2003, 11:05 PM
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By the way.. I added a pic of my hood half way done with the water spot removal in my photo album... The pic just doesn't show how many spots there actually are.. I'd say roughly 15 - 20 just on that one Before half.. And was about the same amount on the After side before I got done with it.

Also those vents got a fresh coat of black on them.. Its all startin to come together.. I'm so excited

More pics coming soon.
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