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Hello folks - - 2nd post - - 2015 Victory Vision - - Medium Blue
A week ago someone stole my bike, spray-painted it flat black, then sold it.
It was recovered 4 days later "intact" in Orlando, and now it's home.
I have no way of knowing the paint brand, and am hoping that there is a solvent that will dissolve paint without ruining what WAS almost perfect paint.
The bike was waxed this Spring with some high-end spray wax (name--here--soon)

Q. Is this "Base coat, Clear coat" or a 1-stage paint ?
What "brand" is Victory paint ?

Any links to assist me will be much appreciated.
Pics soon . . . .
 

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get it to a reputable body shop ASAP they might be able to help
 

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Yeah spray paint can possibly be removed.
 

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I had this happen to me once back in the late 70's. I used a paint remover solvent on the spray paint and it did remove all the black spray paint to reveal the original yellow paint below it. I washed off the solvent quickly and didn't let it set on the black paint too long.

That was then though so I don't know what changes to spray paint over the years might have happened.

You could do a test spot in a hard to see area first.
 

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Thanks for the response guys. I'm thinking of hosing it all down with WD-40 and letting that "light oil" soak in and bond with the spray paint and won't harm the original finish.
Meanwhile testing areas with slightly more aggressive chemicals, and cleaning overspray from lenses for now.
Going to try dropping pics from my phone next . . . . .
 

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I've seen spray paint removed from automotive paint.

The metals and plastics unfortunately you'll be stuck with it.

Without insurance to put a claim in on it I think you are on your own.
 

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I'd try lacquer thinner. Soak a rag and let it sit on it a bit.
Definitely worth a try.

The amount of time the spray paint has been on the original paint will be one of the key things in getting it off without ruining the pain below it.
 

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Good luck getting the oil out with the bike leaning right. Who told you to do that?
 

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Good luck getting the oil out with the bike leaning right. Who told you to do that?
LOL. 10-4 on that one. I am now going to enroll in a Reading Comprehension course. I could have sworn your post said the bike should be on the side for an oil change. :(
 

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No. Side stand or a bike stand for an oil change. You lay it on the side to change the clutch.
 

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LOL. 10-4 on that one. I am now going to enroll in a Reading Comprehension course. I could have sworn your post said the bike should be on the side for an oil change. :(
For a clutch plate change yes, oil change, not so much. :)
 
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