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#382363 - 01/20/17 06:32 PM Spark Plug Wire Question
Hawkeye Offline

Oil Can Mechanic

Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 515
Loc: Ohio
When my car was being painted, some over spray got under the tarp covering the engine and onto the new spark plug wires. I believe these original style wires have a clear lacquer finish. What is the best way to clean off the paint? If I use lacquer thinner, does that remove the clear coating on the outside? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

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#382368 - 01/20/17 07:46 PM Re: Spark Plug Wire Question [Re: Hawkeye]
a3alf Offline

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Registered: 02/12/11
Posts: 285
Loc: New York
Using LQ thinner used sparingly should be fine
Al

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#382378 - 01/20/17 09:59 PM Re: Spark Plug Wire Question [Re: Hawkeye]
Chev Nut Offline




Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 24989
Loc: West Allis,Wi.
I would say the lacquer thinner could remove the lacquer coating.
Are you sure the car wwas repainted with lacquer?


Edited by Chev Nut (01/20/17 10:00 PM)
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#382385 - 01/20/17 11:02 PM Re: Spark Plug Wire Question [Re: Chev Nut]
6wheel Offline
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Registered: 11/09/05
Posts: 1054
Loc: Mississippi
If you are unable to remove the overspray, the wires can be repainted.
Sid

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#382391 - 01/21/17 12:41 AM Re: Spark Plug Wire Question [Re: a3alf]
dfd37chev Offline

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Registered: 12/03/11
Posts: 720
Loc: Billerica, MA. USA
Hello a3alf,

Would mineral spirits work ? I have seen it used as a cleaner for paint brushes.
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#382465 - 01/22/17 04:00 AM Re: Spark Plug Wire Question [Re: dfd37chev]
Hawkeye Offline

Oil Can Mechanic

Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 515
Loc: Ohio
The over spray came through the firewall when the lower half of the dash was painted - a light gray. The paint is a single stage polyurethane. I have sent an e-mail to the place I purchased the wire set to see if they can tell me how to remove the over spray WITHOUT damaging the wire set.

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#382483 - 01/22/17 03:36 PM Re: Spark Plug Wire Question [Re: Hawkeye]
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Registered: 11/30/02
Posts: 4706
Loc: merrimack nh
Have you checked with the painter or a paint supplier?
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#382800 - 01/27/17 07:10 PM Re: Spark Plug Wire Question [Re: m006840]
Hawkeye Offline

Oil Can Mechanic

Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 515
Loc: Ohio
I have not heard back from Chevs of the 40's where I purchased the wires from. The paint suppler did not want to commit to any remover (too many lawyers in this world I guess). I used some Brakleen on a small spot and it took off the overspray. When the weather gets warmer, I plan on cleaning all the wires and re-applying the clear outer coating. If the wires fail, I will do what I had to do in the past - buy another set.

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#383120 - 02/01/17 04:16 PM Re: Spark Plug Wire Question [Re: Hawkeye]
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Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 4731
Loc: NC usa
HE,

Merely order an new set of wires. Put the old ones in a plastic shopping bag and toss them in the trunk or wherever. Problem solved.

You're welcome,
Charlie computer

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#388546 - 05/01/17 01:48 AM Re: Spark Plug Wire Question [Re: 41specialdeluxe]
Hawkeye Offline

Oil Can Mechanic

Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 515
Loc: Ohio
I used some rubbing compound and it took the over spray right off without removing the gloss lacquer finish.

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