Remove Spray Paint from Sheet Metal Siding

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    LESLIE: Henry in Illinois, you’ve got The Money Pit. How can we help you today?

    HENRY: I had some unexpected guests last night. They came and used about two spray cans of paint; sprayed on my barn.
    TOM: Oh, no. You had some vandals?
    HENRY: I guess you’d call them that.
    TOM: (chuckling) That’s too bad, Henry. Yeah.
    LESLIE: They left you a lovely message that perhaps contained some four-letter words?
    OTIS: No, no. It was like they drew or they spray-painted a human hand and fingers.
    TOM: Oh, boy. Alright, so we’ve got to get rid of this, right?
    OTIS: Four-by-eight, yeah.
    LESLIE: And so this is on, you say, sheet metal?
    OTIS: Yeah, this is on a barn. (inaudible at 0:06:15.30)
    LESLIE: OK, so the barn is already painted, right?
    OTIS: Yes.
    LESLIE: You know what’s worked and – I mean I would imagine this is sort of similar to trying to remove spray paint from a car. If you’ve ever tried a detailing clay that you can get at an autobody shop or like any sort of car shop, you can get it – one of them is called Meguiar’s Quik Clay; there are several out there. And then what you would do is, according to the directions, you would rub on this clay and that should do a great job of getting off the spray paint from the steel. It won’t take away the color of the steel itself – it might take away some of the sheen – but you’ll get that spray paint right off.
    OTIS: Super, I appreciate it.
    TOM: You’re very welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.

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