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Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       10-02-2003, 5:55 PM Reply   
On our last trip I ran over a huge piece of tire on the freeway. Luckily, it didn't do any damage to the boat or trailer, but it left a four-foot skid mark down the side of my nice, white trailer. Any ideas for getting it off?
Old    Troy (liveoz)      Join Date: May 2002       10-02-2003, 7:02 PM Reply   
David,

Wear some gloves and use break fluid. I would check a small area underneath to make sure there won't be any issues with the paint.

I found out by accident that break fluid can clean almost anything on my white trailer, including tire marks.
Old    walt            10-02-2003, 7:23 PM Reply   
Try Rubbing Compound I think brake fluid will take the paint off
Old    bandit33            10-03-2003, 9:35 AM Reply   
Yes, I would think that brake fluid would damage the paint. You might try acetone; available at hardware or paint stores. It removes a lot of stuff harmlessly. I would still test it first though as the labels always say....
Old    leggester            10-03-2003, 9:46 AM Reply   
Don't get teh Acetone near any plastic parts, like light fixtures, it'll eat the plastic pretty badly.
Old    Connor (wannagowakin)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-03-2003, 2:21 PM Reply   
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Old    eric fox (fox)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-03-2003, 2:38 PM Reply   
Sounds funny but use a deck shoe or K-swiss style white sole shoe and scuff it along the mark. Should take the black right off. Works on the floor anyway.

Eric
Old    swass            10-03-2003, 2:42 PM Reply   
Brake fluid will not remove the paint (unless you just painted the thing 10 minutes ago).
Old    markb            10-03-2003, 3:19 PM Reply   
The only place my old trailer was rusted was where the the brake fluid spilled out so I'd be a little leary of using it.

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