garage door weather stripping


I painted my garage door and got all kinds of paint on the outdoor weather striping. Now the door sticks to the rubber weather stripping because it has latex paint on it. I've tried wd40 and vaseline and nothing makes the door not stick to the weather stripping.
Any other ideas or am I stuck replacing the weather stripping? Thanks.
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Balderdash wrote:

I found paint strips off rubber fairly easily with warm water , a bit of dishwashing soap, and a plastic scrubbing pad.
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On 22 Jan 2007 14:46:00 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

That sounds right to me. But if you can't get the paint off, use dust and dirt to make it stop sticking to things. Let as much dust stick to it as will and then it won't stick to anything else. You can find a supply in your vacuum cleaner.
Eventually the paint will fall off and it will take the dust with it.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Good tip. The door will probably stick until the paint cures - if possible, leave open until then. Grease might make it gummy.
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Try what mark said (soap & water) on a small area. If it doesn't work easily enough, go to the supermarket or hardware store and get a bottle of Goo-Gone. Begin with that, which loosens almost any kind of paint, but in my experience does NOT harm rubber. Then, follow with soap & water. While you're at the hardware store, check the price of new weather stripping, in case you get disgusted with all the other ideas.
And next time, let the paint dry longer. If the paint can says it dries to the touch in 4 hours and "completely cures" in 24 hours (I'm using random numbers here), never EVER believe that information. What they mean is 24 hours to touch, 4 days to cure completely.
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Balderdash wrote:

Get the paint off, but silicone spray will help the situation.
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Balderdash wrote:

I found " Mr. Clean" to work very well in cleaning just about everythin. It even took the surface rust off of chrome, paint off of brushes, etc etc etc. Worth a shot.....or paint thinner, find a small bottle of this in any craft, oil painting, department. :-)
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If possible leave the door open while the paint cures. You could always remove the stop moulding and reinstall it so it does not press as hard against the door.
Rich http://www.garagedoorsupply.com
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wrote:

I must have cheap latex paint, since soap and warm water cleaned up my problems. The rubber is flexable and able to break it's bond with the paint.
But this has been my results.
tom @ www.YourMoneyMakingIdeas.com
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