2010 Prius paint/finish questions

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Paul E. Highway, May 28, 2020.

  1. Paul E. Highway

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    Aloha! Have some time to do some esthetic stuff this week and looking to see if anyone else has successfully cleaned up these paint/finish issues:

    -top surface of black spoiler is faded. Rear and underneath surfaces are shiny like new. Fixable?
    -the strip of metal below little rear window to edge of hatch has issues. Rest of car shiny like new!
    -rubbed a yellow parking barrier the other day. Best way to remove the yellow paint?

    Mahalo in advance for any assistance!

    PEH
     
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    Pluggo Senior Member

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    I'll tackle the yellow paint question. First try to remove it with polishing compound, and move on to rubbing compound if necessary. Alternatively, you might first try a few drops of paintbrush cleaner carefully applied with a rag. Rinse well.
     
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  3. Vman455

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    Goo Gone is my go-to for stuff like this. Cleans up paint marks, tape residue, adhesives, etc.
     
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