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Graffiti is commonly applied with an acrylic or enamel based spray paint can. It can easily be removed with solvents. An enamel based paint can be removed with a kerosene type solvent, but an acrylic base paint requires a lacquer solvent (thinner) only.
Warning: Lacquer can affect the gloss on some powder coatings. Sometimes a 50/50 blend with Kerosene or Varsol will work. 3M commercially sells a product that removes any types of adhesive. This product maybe purchased at UAP NAPA.
> With the help of a soft clean cloth damp with kerosene, rub the paint marks until they disappear. If the graffiti is erased, go to step “iv”, if not proceed with steps “ii” and “iii”.
> Dampen a soft clean cloth in lacquer solvent and delicately rub the paint marks until they disappear.
> Clean the surface by following the instructions in Step 1 / Surface Cleaning.
> Apply a wax paste on the treated regions to restore its original shine.
> Soft Clean Cloth
> Liquid Kerosene
> Protective Gloves
> Lacquer Solvent (thinner)
> Material from Step 1