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Old 08-01-2019, 08:45 AM   #1
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Removing black printer ink from white paint

What would be the best method/products to remove some black printer ink from a white Audi?

It is everywhere, bumper, boot, spoiler and the roof

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Old 08-01-2019, 08:54 AM   #2
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How on earth has that happened...??
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I was going to ask that it looks deliberate to me.
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Are you sure it’s printer ink and have you tried anything so far eg claying, tar/glue remover
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It was unfortunately done deliberately, not just to this car but others. This just happens to be the worst. I have tried T&G and it didn’t do anything. I am thinking of something alcohol based may do the trick. My initial idea was to try steam but it is really stuck to the paint and I don’t want to remove anything other than the ink
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IPA may work or some sort of panelwipe. Is it dry or sticky still?
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:24 AM   #7
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It’s completely dry. It happened before Xmas hence why I’m struggling what to use without damaging underneath. I’ve only just been tasked with trying to do this
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Tried clay?

If that doesn’t work - it’ll have to be a machine polish I’d think. Job for a pro.


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Going from experience cleaning printer heads.
Usually a mix of IPA and windowlene or Lidl W5 Glass Cleaner can dissolve some inkjet inks.
May have to soak a towel and let it sit on the paint.
I don’t know if it’s dye or pigment based ink, but if it’s had time to dry for a while it may be more difficult.
Worth a try though.
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I’ve got a machine and experience using it but in terms of what compound to us I’m struggling. Im thinking it would have to be an abrasive compound with a micro fibre pad but unsure which may be the better option. Is wet sanding the whole area a last resort of the only resort etc any help is appreciated and will be test spotted
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