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Road Striping Paint on Car

When driving though a traffic line painting operation or area, it is the driver's responsibility to be observant of the temporary traffic controls in place (warning signs, follow-up truck), traffic cones, etc.) and to pay special attention when attempting to cross over freshly painted lines. Traffic paint usually dries to the touch within a few minutes and should not track afterwards. If paint does get on a vehicle, proceed to a high pressure car wash as soon as possible. Most paint will come off if action is taken within the first hour. If paint is allowed to set, try dabbing rubbing (denatured) alcohol on the paint (make certain that the car finish will not be damaged by the alcohol, by trying it first in an inconspicuous place) and let it sit for a few minutes before running the car through the car wash.

If the road is a numbered route such as Rte. 355, 117, please contact Maryland State Highway at 301.513.7300.

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