I recently bought a 2003 Deville, someone had hand brush painted a small picture of Mickey Mouse leaning against the Cadillac symbol. It is very dry. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove it without damaging my cars paint?

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    Do you have any photos? This is a hilarious question.
    – Nick
    Apr 25, 2013 at 13:19
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    Yes, this question definitely deserves a photo to immortalize the artist's work. ;-) Apr 26, 2013 at 0:24
  • I'll post a photo for Ya
    – adam a
    Apr 26, 2013 at 22:20
  • tried sanding it with 6000grit sand paper? and then polishing it
    – Nilabja
    Aug 22, 2017 at 10:45

2 Answers 2


For Mickey? Goof Off. Seriously, probably your best chance. Just use a little at a time. Tell him Goofy is coming to take him away.


Even though this is an old question, it won't go away. Here is how you remove brush painted graphics, lettering, etc. I run a vehicle prep business and we get this all the time. Use EZ Off Oven Cleaner, not the turquoise label, but the yellow label.

You spray it on, let it set a few minutes, 5 or less, and wipe with a soft cloth. Repeat. Each time, maybe a third of the paint will come off. It won't hurt factory paint. EZ Off removes One Shot Lettering Enamel, Rustoleum and every other brushable paint we have ever run across.

  • amazing tip !!!!
    – Fattie
    Apr 1, 2018 at 13:25

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