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Concrete (I think?) on paintwork

Hi guys,

I just bought a 2002 Renault trafic in silver , body work is in good nick apart from the rear doors which seem to have been splashed with a few dollops of concrete, the stuff is completely solidified on. I have tried pressure washing as well as softening with boiled water but to no avail....

Does anyone have any tips for getting this off wothout having to damage the paintwork further.

Cheers for your help in advance.
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Re: Concrete (I think?) on paintwork

If you're lucky, vinegar might get it off without damaging the paintwork.

I once parked my car in the underground car park of a hotel, noticing that there was stuff dripping from the ceiling, but assuming that it was nothing untoward. The following morning, the car was covered in blotches that looked like cement and stuck like cement. Nothing else that I tried would shift them, but vinegar removed them quite easily.
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Re: Concrete (I think?) on paintwork

Good suggestion (my thoughts exactly).

Because the damage is on a vertical surface, probably the best way to saturate the concrete would be to stick a sheet of kitchen roll over each affected area, and soak the roll with vinegar.

I'd try not to do this on hot paintwork or in direct sunlight - just in case either promotes a reaction with the paint. (Overnight would probably be the best idea).



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