How do you get silicone off car paint?

I was working with silicone on a couple of home projects in my garage, and I accidentally spilled some on my car door. How do I get silicone off car paint? Is there any way to get it off without damaging the paint?

Answer
I’m sorry that happened—but I’m happy to say there’s no need to cry over spilled silicone! If the silicone is still wet, you should be able to wipe most of it away with a rag.
However, if any residue remains, you can use acetone to get rid of it. Simply pour some acetone on a rag and wipe away the excess silicone. If you can’t get the silicone off, though, you may want to see if the damage is covered by your comprehensive coverage.
If you don’t have comprehensive coverage, it might be a good idea to look into adding it to your plan. To do this easily, check out the Jerry app—we’ll get you customized quotes from top providers, so that all you need to do is choose the plan that works best for you!
Best of luck, and happy cleaning!
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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