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    Default Vandalism - Red Paint on Vinyl Fencing

    Last week I had 34 sections of vinyl fencing painted with red spray paint. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting it off?



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    I found this but you may want to call the fence company. They should be able to tell you if this will work or if there is trick to removing it. A friend of mine used a pressure washer on her vinyl privacy fence that had a small section of paint on it. I'd try the pressure washer for sure though. You'd be surprised how much dirt, etc come off the fences and house siding with those.


    http://www.ehow.com/how_5579212_remo...nyl-fence.html

    So sorry for your fence. That's really upsetting. Hope this works and your fence looks good as new.



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    Try going at it with dry 000 steel wool or the same with water only. It just might lift it and if you lucked out and they used the wrong paint, it may not even stain.
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    See about using something like this

    Graffiti and Paint Remover Towels.... SCRUBS® Graffiti and Paint Remover Towels nonscratching, abrasive towels remove paint without redepositing on surfaces. Works on hard nonporous surfaces such as aluminum, steel, glass, vinyl, and more

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/ITW...r-Towels-4HK51

    Graingers are nearly everywhere

    also do a web search for Graffiti and Paint Remover



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    You might try painting over it, that seems to be the SOP for a lot of places.
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    Sorry this happened to you. It's just so wrong I would contact the mnf and see if they have an answere. Good luck.



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    Thanks everyone, I will give your suggestions a try. I'll keep you posted and try to get some pictures.



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    Bummer, that is really rude and nasty. Too bad there wasn't more chlorine in the parent's gene pool.

    Anyway, you might try a product called Goof Off. It's a spot remover and degreaser. Usually works pretty good on paint.
    Sue

    I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.



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    I say find the little dirt heads that painted it and make them clean it off.



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    Thanks guys, I have been absolutely sick about it.



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    I would try a pressure washer or the steel wool. My husband recommended brake clean however that may or may not melt plastic!
    Sorry about that! Some people just Suck!



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    Nail Polish remover, and follow with a wet cloth to remove the remainder. Try a tiny portion of the fence (it's why I keep small samples of everything) and see if it effects the plastic.
    You can't fix stupid-Ron White



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    Agree on trying the nail polish remover. Except try a non-acetone type. The acetone is what melts some plastics. (hence why you're not supposed to use it on artificial nails)

    What a rotten thing to do!
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    I owned a truck lettering company for many years. Often I would have to remove old painted lettering off of vehicles.

    The trick?

    Easy Off Oven Cleaner. Original. no low-stink. ORIGINAL.
    It may leave a hardly noticeable yellowing, much better than RED.

    It works. Trust me.



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    No advice, just wanted to say that is simply HORRID!

    Please let us know what works. Now I'm curious.
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    A Magic Eraser might work, but it'll make the fence dull in the areas where you scrub.

    As far as nail polish remover goes, be careful if you use 100% acetone; it may dissolve your fence too. But if it doesn't, you can buy it in big jugs from a hardware store (it'll be in the painting supplies aisle) ... it sounds like you'll need a lot of it, unfortunately.
    Full-time bargain hunter.



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    Graffiti remover from Lowes with very fine sand paper took it off.

    THEY CAUGHT THE LITTLE BAS***DS; they were middle-school students. Where were their parents while their children were out at 4:30 AM destroying public and private property?
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    Glad it came off. I'd be pissed if my nice fencing was permanently marked.

    Middle schoolers out at that time? I hope they snuck out, I wouldn't let a senior in high school out that late/early.
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    so chemteach are the RLB's parents going to foot the bill for removal/replacement?

    I'd send them a bill for your time, at your usual hourly rate, and for the chemicals and eraser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatOnLap View Post
    so chemteach are the RLB's parents going to foot the bill for removal/replacement?

    I'd send them a bill for your time, at your usual hourly rate, and for the chemicals and eraser.
    Ditto this! I'm glad they caught them, and I'm glad your fence survived the ordeal.



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