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Old 09-11-2014, 11:14 AM   #1
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how to remove paint "haze" on fiberglass

I have a problem with removing oil paint haze on the back of my rv. I was painting the bumper and some oil paint rubbed on the white fiberglass. The majority of the paint has come off with mineral spirits but there is still a faint paint haze remaining. Any ideas to remove this without harming the white fiberglass?
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Old 09-11-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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I know that dryer sheets are good for removing bugs etc...might try to see if it helps any.
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Old 09-11-2014, 11:47 AM   #3
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White polishing compound hand rubbed with a soft cloth.
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I know that dryer sheets are good for removing bugs etc...might try to see if it helps any.
I can say from experience that this works VERY well. I used the method to clean all the bugs off the front of my truck and when I was done, it looked brand new! And that's after driving around on back roads in Texas in the summer nights!

Can't speak to its ability to remove paint, but if you have the dryer sheets in the laundry room anyway, it certainly can't hurt to try.
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I used the method to clean all the bugs off the front of my truck and when I was done, it looked brand new! And that's after driving around on back roads in Texas in the summer nights!
And I bet you smelled pretty and had nice soft hands when you were done!

I never heard of this before, I may just try this.
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And I bet you smelled pretty and had nice soft hands when you were done!

I never heard of this before, I may just try this.
LOL! Yeah, they smelled for a while, and I had a tough time with the feeling they left on my hands, but when I saw my shiny new-looking truck, I got over it pretty quick!

I've seen people put a couple sheets and some water in a spray bottle, let it sit for a while and spray it on the area you want to clean. That seemed to work pretty well, but I'm too lazy for that, I just went inside and grabbed one, sprayed the truck with plain water and went to work. All told, I used 3 of them and they were filthy when I was done. The worst part was my hand cramping up because there's really nothing to grab to get leverage when you're wiping the sheet over the truck.

When I rinsed off the truck, the water beaded up like I had just waxed it. I gave it a good wash with a cleaner wax after I got all the bugs off and it's still the best car-wash I've ever had.

Anyway, I understand it works for grease and oil as well, but I haven't tried that yet.
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Those Magic Erasers would likely work as well
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