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#1 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 07:20 AM

I have a real nice seat that the PO got white overspray on. I have tried to remove it with various solvents like, paint thinner, lacquer thinner, & gas. Nothing touches it. I know there are some black paints out there being used for tires & vinyl. Has anyone used these or been able to remove that dreadful overspray from vinyl. Thanks

 

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 07:22 AM

Acetone might work.
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Posted June 01, 2016 - 07:36 AM

paint reducer should work ....but yes I have use the vinyl paint and works well.....if your putting black over black you will be in great shape. Tractor seats take a lot of abuse and I have not painted one, but the paint is flexible and holds well. 


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 08:25 AM

Cleaning that may be impossible because of the texture of the seat. The paint may be the best option. Let us know how it works. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted June 01, 2016 - 10:10 AM

If thinners and other solvents won't lift the overspray then it is probably there to stay - one thing you could try is an SOS or fine scotch brite pad dipped in warm soapy water.  Try a small spot that is not going to show and gently scrub it - it may lift the paint without scratching the material - be gentle.  If not the vinyl paints do work well - make sure the surface is clean and use light coats as per the directions on the can. 


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 04:12 PM

Paint stores sell something called Goof Off, I think. It supposed to remove overspray, drips,etc. Would be worth a try.


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 04:17 PM

Take a little polishing compound over the seat. Don't rub hard, but enough to remove the over spray. The compound will not only remove the paint, but will also help in bringing back a shine to the vinyl. 


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 08:49 PM

Acetone might work.

I did try acetone & also Mek in an area under the metal pan. It started to take the paint off but also was softening the vinyl way too much faster than the paint. Stopped that in a hurry.


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 08:49 PM

If that overspray is Krylon, denatured alcohol may remove it, Jim.

 

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 08:52 PM

A lot of good choices & thanks for the info everyone.


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Posted June 08, 2016 - 07:00 AM

I tried all the suggestions & the only thing that works a little was using a mild rubbing compound. It was a lot of work but still left some paint in the deep crevices.

 

I went online & found out about the vinyl paint & the Dupli Color brand got some good reviews. My local Napa store had it for $7.49 only in flat & gloss black along with some other colors. I really like the results, it sprays just like paint but highly suggests to use very light coats, & to clean well...I used paint thinner.

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Thanks again for every ones help.


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Posted June 08, 2016 - 07:13 AM

Wow! That came out really nice :thumbs:


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