Rust Converter Removal From Paint

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Hi All

I thought I'd be clever and use a little spray bottle to get rust converter deep into the bodywork seams and stop the corrosion process, however, excess converter has dripped down all over my paint:
The converter I used was Everon and all these converters are very similar (Holtts, SprayOn, Wynns etc.) - they all have the main ingredient of Tannic/Phosphoric acid and an 'Organic Polymer' which is the thicker constituent meant to act as a primer over which you paint. It is this organic polymer that has set on my paint and I cannot get it off!
I have tried Sunlight, Shield Engine Cleaner, Petrol, Benzine, Turpentine, and none of these can dissolve it. I am hesitant to use acetone and thinners as this WILL bugger the paint.

Does anyone have some neat suggestions on how to get rid off this stuff?

Many Thanks
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Try turpentine or parafin or petrol.
I took mine off with turpentine

If this do not work get Autosol
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Normally meths takes it off if it hasn't been ther too long but it also depends on what solvent base the manufacturer used. Worth a try, but don't use acetone of thinners, it will definitely damage the paint. :winkx:
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