Can oil eat paint?


#1

I was working on my car a couple weeks ago and had a little oil on my hands and was leaning on the car with my hands while taking a break. I noticed a oily hand print on the paint and wiped if off. Recently I noticed the pain looked funny in the area where I had my hand, at first I thought it was bird poo but I washed my car and it doesn’t wash off. It looks like there is something wring with the clear coat or paint. I took a picture of it, http://imgur.com/a/bRuAd can anyone tell me what is going on with the paint and if it was caused by the oil or a coincidence?


#2

If you’re talking about the white spot at the center of the bottom of the picture then, no, I can’t see oil causing that.


#3

The white spot is what I’m talking about yes. What do you think is the problem?


#4

If you drag your finger over it does it feel raised or recessed? I’ve never seen motor oil damage paint.


#5

It feels rough.


#6

Oil may do that but brake fluid used to be the worst.


#7

Oil will not eat paint. And if this is the same vehicle that has peeling clear coat that you wrote about in one of your other threads a repaint is in the picture.


#8

It does look like bird poop that has etched into the clearcoat.


#9

I have also seen serious paint damage from brake fluid but it did not look like the photo.


#10

That looks like battery acid damage. When removing over-filled leaking batteries they drip, care must be taken.


#11

Heard of a pxxxed off girlfriend pouring brake fluid on her cheating boyfriend’s car. Saw pictures and after only an hour the paint was destroyed. Never oil though.