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    OT - How to remove painted lettering from truck door?

    I just bought a used Dodge truck from a guy that had his company name painted on the doors. What is the best way to remove it without damagingmthe paint? A guy told me to use Easy Off oven cleaner but I would think anything that would take the lettering off would also take the paint off. Anybody have any experience with this?

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    Registered Wardey's Avatar
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    Try Easy Off Oven Cleaner. This works 90% of the time. Wardey

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    The company I work for used to use easy off to take blue painted lettering off white painted trucks, pretty ugly... took off the paint but dulled the white paint real bad.

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    I am no paint and body guy, but I have removed painted letters from gel coat by wet sanding with 1500 or so, then buff it out.

    I am no expert on clear coats, but I hate the sound of using harsh chemicals for cleaning ovens on my truck's finish. Maybe wetsand with some 1500 or 2000 and buff?

    Where's a paint guy when you need him????!?!!?

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    Registered Semper Fi's Avatar
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    Easy off oven cleaner will take off the lettering and not harm the paint. Iv'e done it a few times!!

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    This is second hand info, I've not done it personally. Use a small paint brush or q-tip to apply the easy off to the lettering only. Don't let it sit very long either. Trick is to get the letters off without letting the easy-off get on the other paint.

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    Go to your local auto paint store and get a 3M take off wheel. It's a soft multy layer disk you hook up to your drill. Takes off the paint and won't harm your finish.

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    Yup oven cleaner & A light buffing afterwards works like a charm. My old mans done it on his trucks for years. Spray it wait a few min. & then a good wiping, may need to give it two shots like that depending on the paint used for the lettering.


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    try your wife fingernail polish remover or acetone (same thing) a little on a rag and rub gently, it can take a while.

    BTW ,i'm a bodyman , i know this works!!!

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