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Old 11-10-17, 08:30 AM
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Touch Up Paint: Removal Questions

I was wondering if there were a specific product or specific process for removing poorly matched and applied touch up paint with minimal impact to the original paint underneath?

I am looking at a frame that was originally painted with Dupont Imron and then clear coated. It has a few small chips the previous owner attempted to touch up with a heavy hand and a non-metallic color.

Is it as simple as masking off the affected area and gingerly sanding or is there a product (like a graffiti remover) that would do the same and not hurt the original too much?

No pics yet...still in the rumination process.....
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Try some acetone on a rag.
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I would not use acetone on Imron. Try plain old paint thinner, or goof off. If it was nail polish, then acetone will cut it, but also possibly the Imron. If it was Testors, paint thinner will be fine.
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I've had good results with Lacquer Thinner. It quickly removes most enamel paints without damage to the original paint. Use a light touch and stay away from any decals. Don
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Popsicle stick, 1500 grit + or - paper, water and patience.
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I was in same boat and instead of using a rag to apply the solvent I used a small artist brush to work the lacquer thinner on just the spot and then wiped it up after it softened with a cotton rag.
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This is the key to successful paint matching for repairs.
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