If your car has paint on it from road striping, it's best to address the issue as soon as possible. We highly recommend that you wash the vehicle at a pressure car wash. The high water pressure should remove most of the paint unless it has dried for more than a day.
If the pressure car wash does not remove the road stripe paint from your vehicle, we recommend that once the car has dried from the pressure washing, that you spray the paint residue with WD-40 and allow the WD-40 to stay on the area for 1-2 hours, which should penetrate the paint. After that time, re-wash the car with a pressure wash. You may need to repeat this process if there is a heavy concentration of paint.
If the paint has dried for a couple or a few days, or if you have heavy amounts of paint, we recommend that you apply a generous amount of petroleum jelly (vaseline) to the dried road striping paint. Allow the jelly to remain on the paint for 8 to 12 hours. Then you should take the vehicle for another pressure washing. This should remove most of the road striping paint. If necessary, repeat the procedure.
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT SCRUB YOUR VEHICLE'S FINISH WITH A SOLVENT, ABRASIVE PAD, OR SCOURING CLEANSER. THIS WILL DAMAGE THE FINISH OF YOUR VEHICLE.
Once you have cleaned the road striping paint off of your vehicle, you should apply a good coat of car wax to the vehicle’s finish. The wax should remove any lasting signs of the road striping paint.
PAINT REMOVAL FROM WHEEL WELLS
This can be very difficult because most wheel wells are normally a flat finish. We recommend applying a generous amount of vaseline to the area and leave it on for several days and then pressure wash. This should help remove most of the paint.
If the vaseline and pressure wash does not completely remove the road paint from the wheel well, try using an alcohol like rubbing alcohol. Apply to the paint area in the wheel well. This can help soften and remove any residue left after the vaseline procedure is completed. As above, DO NOT SCRUB the wheel well. Just apply with a very wetted rag or sponge. When working with alcohol or any flammable material, please always exercise extreme caution, use safety gear, and use in a well-ventilated area, for your protection.
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CEO: Wayne T. Pope
Contact Pope Striping staff:
Todd Pope, owner
7445 John Bragg Hwy, Suite 101
Murfreesboro, TN 37127