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Thread: Safest way to remove primer overspray off of rubber trim?

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    Re: Safest way to remove primer overspray off of rubber trim?

    Quote Originally Posted by JKDesign View Post
    After spending many years as a painter and many years as someone who had to clean up the messes left behind by other painters, lacquer thinner never hurt a single rubber seal or weatherstrippping.

    During much of my time as a technician I had the unfortunate task of cleaning/removing an over abundance of overspray from painters/preppers not adequately taping/masking, and cleaning it from areas where it had no right being in the first place.

    Should you always test in an inconspicuous area first to make sure there is no reaction? Yes! Should you follow up with something to treat/seal/condition those seals/weatherstrips afterwords? Absolutely!
    Been in your shoes as well for many years,lacquer thinner on trim will melt the trim and ruin the rubber.Im a lacquer thinner freak but those 2 areas you are asking for trouble in my opinion.
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    Re: Safest way to remove primer overspray off of rubber trim?

    Op never responded on what type of car and where is the trim located so we can't help further more.
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    Re: Safest way to remove primer overspray off of rubber trim?

    Lacquer thinner will remove the top layer of protection on rubber and trim.Even if you condition it will revert back and look horrible.

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    Re: Safest way to remove primer overspray off of rubber trim?

    Quote Originally Posted by GSKR View Post
    Been in your shoes as well for many years,lacquer thinner on trim will melt the trim and ruin the rubber.Im a lacquer thinner freak but those 2 areas you are asking for trouble in my opinion.
    Ah, Yes! You sir are correct! I misread the original post! I went back and re-read it. My apologies.

    To the original poster-DO NOT USE LACQUER THINNER ON EITHER OF THOSE AREAS!!!!!!!!! As GSKR posted, you are asking for trouble.

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