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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by cochvswild, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. cochvswild

    cochvswild Member

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    So just did my very first road trip in my new 2018 SCAB (now 1800 miles) through the CA Sierras. Somewhere along the way, they had just repainted the white road lines without giving any kind of warning. I didn’t notice it until getting home, but luckily the splatter was limited to the wheel wells and the running boards.

    I managed to scrape the white splatter off of the wheel wells, but haven’t been able to get it off the coarse metal of the boards.

    Anyone have experience in deep cleaning the running boards? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Biggest baddest pressure washer you can find?
     
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    i did the same thing a long time ago. i used a pressure washer on my runningh boards. be careful though, too much pressure can strip the non slip surface, but it can handle quite a bit of pressure
     
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    try some lacquer thinner with a brush ... then rinse that off
     
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    Try denatured alcohol. Do a test spot first
     
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    Take a picture and make the highway dept. pay for it like I did, they were spraying trees with brush killer and my whole truck got misted and it stained the paint so bad that they painted the whole truck
     
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    It's not going to come off unless it's mechanically abraded away. Traffic paint is very durable. If there was a chemical that would remove traffic paint, the person selling it would be incredibly rich. Grinding off old/unwanted traffic lines is not desirable due to the ghost lines left behind and pavement damage, but nobody has come up with anything else that will remove it.
     
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    Spray it with WD40, a couple/few times, let it sit couple hours and a pressure washer. I'd try that first, before anything more evasive.
     
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    Can you find a close or matching matte grey or black to paint over it?
     

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