Accident Clean-up Question from Neil Marren

Submitted on 08/11/2008

From Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. 3 months ago a 2 litre can of white gloss paint fell over in the back (inside) of my Hilux, it fell off the back seat into the rear foot well, splashed up the back of the seat, onto the centre storage area (for CD's etc), spread up the left interior door trim and passenger door trim. Tried to remove today from the trim as want to sell the vehicle but just spread the paint around. Is there anything that can be done without costing a fortune? Advise, quote for repair etc? Thanks Neil Model: Toyota Hilux - Extra Cab


We tell people to put a wet towel over the spill and tel our customers to keep the whole thing wet (avoiding electrics) because when it drys it can be impossible to remove, some parts often have to be replaced. Also the whole job does get messy before it gets clean in the end.

I would try your insurance company now. If not then you will need a donor car from possibly a salvage company or you will simply have to sell your car very cheep to someone who can live with it.

Kind Regards

The New Again Team

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