Originally Posted by dr_sachin
well,some kids sprinkled colours on our white honda city this holi,and i tried my best to remove them by washing with plain water,shampoo,VANISH(SRIDEVI ad),and even surf solution but all in vain,the spots were so dark that my car looked almost like a coloured dalmatian.then my wife told me to use her nailpolish remover on a small stain,and yes it worked(made it faint~90%).i was scared to use it as i thought it will damage the paint too,but the spots were looking so ugly,i didn't had any choice.we used 2 bottles and it took us 3 hrs for making most of them faint,then i used my deodourant too,the result was same.all of them fainted nearly 90%,and that was acceptable.
there was neither damage to the paint nor any other problem,but we can't say about long term changes as our car crashed after 1 month.so,its all up to you to use these things,cause we have experience of only 1 month we don't know much about the long term.
I know I'm bringing back a 6 year old post about a car that's no longer with us, but for future reference:
- Shampoo, Vanish, Surf, and most other Household detergents are NOT wax safe. Unlike an Auto shampoo, they will strip off layers of wax/glaze/some sealants. If you waxed your car for Holi and it got colored, this might be a good way of removing that layer with the colors - just wax it again after!
- NEVER use strong solvents such as Nailpolish remover (Acetone), Deodorant (Cyclomethicone group) or Fuel on your paint. They will quite easily take off clearcoat. The paint damage may not be visible, because there is a lot of clearcoat before reaching the basecoat (where the color is).
Also, that's a brilliant idea @SachinOnTop. I've waxed my car for Holi before, but never thought of just leaving the dry excess wax on as protection!