Accident Clean-up Question from Tia Dean

Submitted on 31/12/2011

I am in Kansas City, Missouri and I have had my car for about two weeks. This morning I managed to run over a few gallons or exterior house paint. I have managed to remove some paint from the car, however the tires are covered in white paint, and the paint splashed above and around the tire. How can I safely remove the paint? I believe they told me it was oil and latex based paint. Thanks so much for your help. Model: 2001 Crystler PT Cruiser

Hi Tia,

Normally you can use Solvents. But its not recommended obviosuly on rubber and plastics as they can perish quickly.

The ideal situation would be to replace the tyre and the inner arch (bit above the tyre)

if you was to leave the paint there im sure it would gradually remove its self from wear of everyday driving. but i guess it does not look to good does it?

The problem is the the paint being oil based. you can make more of a mess trying to clean it up.  

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