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Old 03-03-2019, 05:19 PM
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My handy man got white paint on my top just now. What's the best way to remove it without damaging the top?
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Old 03-03-2019, 05:24 PM
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Water based paint, I hope. If so, soapy water works. If oil based that is a harder problem as you need to use solvent. But get it before it dries in either case.
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My handy man got white paint on my top just now. What's the best way to remove it without damaging the top?
Latex paint or oil-based? Thick glob or thin smear? Color of top?
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by owc6 View Post
Latex paint or oil-based? Thick glob or thin smear? Color of top?
Black top. Little spots. BEHR Premium Plus 2-8050 Hi-Gloss Enamel acrylic-based

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Old 03-03-2019, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by F4 Phantom View Post
Black top. Little spots. BEHR Premium Plus 2-8050 Hi-Gloss Enamel acrylic-based
As was said in the other thread, try lifting it off first.
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by owc6 View Post
As was said in the other thread, try lifting it off first.
It won't lift off.
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:37 PM
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It won't lift off.
If this was on the paint, then the solution is easy (actitone), but the fabric top may discolor (or worse) if anything is used that can dissolve the house paint. Have you posted this in the care and cleaning sub-forum? Some of those guys know stuff that amazes me regularly.

Do you have a steamer/cleaner (not a carpet/upholstery vacuum extractor). Approaching in and heating it up from underneath may allow you to lift off the paint, because it is essentially plastic at this point.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by owc6 View Post
If this was on the paint, then the solution is easy (actitone), but the fabric top may discolor (or worse) if anything is used that can dissolve the house paint. Have you posted this in the care and cleaning sub-forum? Some of those guys know stuff that amazes me regularly.

Do you have a steamer/cleaner (not a carpet/upholstery vacuum extractor). Approaching in and heating it up from underneath may allow you to lift off the paint, because it is essentially plastic at this point.

Good luck!
I'll try that. Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:55 PM
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I used a product called Goof Off when I drove through some paint. Didn't notice it for a few days.

Worked great on the body, didn't hurt the paint..Got it at the local hardware store..

Try a small spot first.
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:12 PM
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I used a product called Goof Off when I drove through some paint. Didn't notice it for a few days.

Worked great on the body, didn't hurt the paint..Got it at the local hardware store..

Try a small spot first.
This is on a convertible top, not body paint.

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I know it is on the top. The Goof Off says it works on fabrics also..
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My Z06 arrived yesterday and I got to be the first to drive it off of the transport!
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:16 PM
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A detailer used a steamer on my top to remove creases and this is the result. Wont wash out. Possibly discoloration or canvas damage. Will replace if unable to correct. Cost of a new top 19 ZO6??
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:03 AM
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A detailer used a steamer on my top to remove creases and this is the result. Wont wash out.
Rut Roh.That's awful.Hopefully not completely dry?What the Hell.Is the Detailer suggesting any thing?Cloth is funny.
I was pricing garment steamers and reading about wrinkles.Was gonna ask the dealer about it and what They suggest? I posted about this not to far back here.
May try a warranty but they probably suggest chasing detailer.
Or I would say you were just washing it..Then WTF
You ain't got to many options which Sucks.

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Was the top REALLY clean before he started?
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A detailer used a steamer on my top to remove creases and this is the result. Wont wash out. Possibly discoloration or canvas damage. Will replace if unable to correct. Cost of a new top 19 ZO6??
My suggestion, mild soap, warm water, and a fine bristle brush. Scrub it easily all the while hoping that it will level the color out. As JJ above pondered, it could be the guy didn't get all the dirt out. Good luck, I know you don't want to have the top replaced. I had that done on a C6......the installer dropped the framework on the tonneau cover. That wasn't pretty.

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Old 03-15-2019, 10:59 AM
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Will do. If not, the cost of a replacement top from GM will run $1136.00. Not the end of the world
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:00 AM
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Plus installation.......
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:29 AM
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It’s my understanding that the alarm won’t be activated unless the windows are up. This is the same for the coupe Try it and les us know.

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