Goof Off cleaner

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  1. Nov 8, 2011 #1

    kschnitzl44

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    I used Goof off to clean motor oil off my white vinyl siding of the house....not only did it leave a shiny residue even after I sprayed it with water, but now it seems to be turning yellow...can I use mineral spirits to remove it???
     
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    You can try but most often the siding will remain stained. A 10 min. fix to remove that one piece and replace it.
     
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    Multiple post....
     
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    Try this......use a very fine grit sand paper to take the slightly melted layer of vinyl off. The sheen should return to normal.
     
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    Goof Off will actually melt plastic materials, including vinyl. It's likely that the vinyl softened and the stain blended into the material or it could just be a slightly different sheen to it now since the vinyl has melted and rehardened.

    Use citrus based cleaners in the future, not petroleum based, the vinyl is also petroleum based and well it will melt.......sorries......
     

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