Let's hope you never have to get spray paint off your car, but on the off chance that you do—perhaps after somebody had a little too much fun on Halloweent—this guide will help.
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If you find your car covered in spray paint, it's not a particularly envious position to be in. If you discover it early in the morning when the dew is still on the car and the paint is damp, you might just have a chance at getting it off without having to take the car into an auto body shop.
Over at the ever-handy guide site wikiHow, they start the removal instructions with the easy fixes and move into the big guns. The most obvious and easy to apply technique is lots and lots of hot soapy water—as mentioned above, if the paint is still damp from the dew, you're in luck. If soapy water doesn't do the trick? You can move up to using Mequiar's Clay, a clay used by body shops and car detailers to pull things off the paint of a car while leaving the paint behind. Worst case scenario, you'll need to start trying out solvents like acetone.
Before you find yourself out on the street swearing and huffing solvents, however, check your insurance. If you have full coverage, you should be reimbursed in the event of vandalism. Check out the full guide for tips, tricks, and additional methods. Have a story or two about saving your car from the midnight antics of local street scum? Let's hear about it in the comments.
How-To Get Spraypaint Off a Car [wikiHow]