How to remove spray paint from a car interior

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How to remove spray paint from a car interior
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Removing spray paint isn't the easiest task, especially when it is on the inside of your vehicle. Interior spray paint stains can't be power washed off and you don't want to use to powerful of a cleaner because the smell may be intolerable. Here are a few easy ways to remove spray paint from the interior of your vehicle.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Protective eyewear
  • Water
  • Dish soap
  • Microfiber towel
  • Towels
  • Nail polish remover
  • Q-tip
  • Cotton balls
  • Paint thinner
  • Oven cleaner
  • Eucalyptus oil

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Instructions

    Removing Spray Paint From Your Car's Interior

  1. 1

    Put on your protective eye wear and rubber gloves.

  2. 2

    Mix a bowl of hot water with dish soap. Use a microfiber towel to scrub the spray paint stain in a circular motion. Dry the area with a towel.

  3. 3

    If soapy water doesn't remove the stain, try scrubbing nail polish remover on the spray paint with a Q-tip and cotton balls. Wipe it clean with a water damp towel. Dry the area with a towel.

  4. 4

    If nail polish remover doesn't remove the stain, try scrubbing rubbing alcohol on the spray paint with a Q-tip and cotton balls. Wipe it clean with a water damp towel. Dry the area with a towel.

  5. 5

    If rubbing alcohol doesn't remove the stain, try scrubbing eucalyptus oil on the spray paint with a Q-tip and cotton balls. Wipe it clean with a water damp towel. Dry the area with a towel.

  6. 6

    If eucalyptus oil doesn't remove the stain, try scrubbing oven cleaner on the spray paint with a Q-tip and cotton balls. Wipe it clean with a water damp towel. Dry the area with a towel.

  7. 7

    If oven cleaner doesn't remove the stain, try scrubbing paint thinner on the spray paint with a Q-tip and cotton balls. Wipe it clean with a water damp towel. Dry the area with a towel.

Tips and warnings

  • If none of these cleaning methods work, contact your insurance agent to see if you are covered for the accident and can get the spray painted piece replaced.
  • If your car's interior colour or paint becomes discoloured or faded, do not apply any more of the type of cleaner that damages the material the spray paint is on.
  • Wear protective eye wear and rubber gloves when working with cleaners. Also leave your car window or door open for proper ventilation.

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