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#1 of 1497 Welcome...
Aug 25, 2000 (2:42 am)
Welcome to the continuation of the Mitsubishi
Diamante II topic. Those of you joining us from
that topic are welcome to continue your discussion.
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#2 of 1497 Not a specific Diamante question, but since I own one...
Aug 25, 2000 (7:37 pm)
I managed to get white paint splattered on my black Diamante. It came from the road, but whether it was from something that dropped off a painter's truck or from the highway department painting lines I don't know. All four tires and the lower body panels are splattered.
We are under severe drought restrictions in the Atlanta area for residential water use, so I can't wash it in my driveway during daylight hours.
I've taken it through the local carwash, and it didn't come off.
What's the best way to get the paint off without hurting the finish? Shall I take it to a detail shop and let them handle it?
Any thoughts on this would be great.
#3 of 1497 Above message is from me....
Aug 25, 2000 (7:41 pm)
Strange bug in the system. I used a link that boscolau had put in another Diamante topic to get to this topic, and when I posted, the post came up as being from boscolau...
Aug 25, 2000 (8:26 pm)
diamante is a good car!
#5 of 1497 2 who ever posted the paint problem
Aug 25, 2000 (9:25 pm)
I have the Black D as well. It's probably the Black Burma Pearl.
If you have a good close look its actually dark speckled green mettalic paint in bright light, nice effect.
Unfortunately being a metalic paint you have to be very careful as it scratches very easily. You have to be careful on what car polish you use to remove the spots, you might remove the clear top coat. It's back breaking work if you have a whole lot of paint splatter to remove.
I would suggest taking it to a auto detailing shop and let them fix it up. It might cost $120+ depending on the amount of work they have to do, but it'll be cheaper than if you make it worse.
I'm having mine done this weekend to remove the scratches from using old rough rags to wax the car. Black is very susceptive to scratching I would be very careful on your approach
#6 of 1497 boscolau
Aug 28, 2000 (7:56 pm)
Thanks for clarifying your identity. I really appreciate. Edmunds, please fix the bug. =)
Aug 28, 2000 (9:12 pm)
Thanks for the advice, ccancio--yes my car is the Black Burma Pearl, so I guess I'll getting it detailed.
#8 of 1497 ..whew
Aug 29, 2000 (5:29 pm)
...whewee just got back from the reading the infamous "Diamante a Car to Avoid" group, what a raving lunatic!
Anyway, just ordered the Pioneer CDXP1250 12 disk CD changer via the internet for $205 incl tax and shipping from www.millionbuy.com .
I will keep you posted on how I go in installing the sucker.
In the meantime for any light entertaining relief or if you're bored go the the discussion group "...Bohlen a Guy to Avoid!" err I mean "Diamante a Car to Avoid!"
#9 of 1497 Hello there.
Aug 30, 2000 (1:19 pm)
It seems that this discussion group is slowly dying...I guess the "raving lunatic" can still stir a good debate!
I hope you are enjoying your Huynd..err Diamantes.
Hey, ccancio, compared to kangaroos you used to ride in NZ, Diamante is a Rolls-Royce (a joke, so please don't get offended).
#10 of 1497 Mission Accomplished!
Aug 30, 2000 (3:05 pm)
Our topic "Diamante - A Car to Avoid!" served its purpose well: hopefully it swayed a lot of people from a piece of junk called Mitsu Diamante.
Let's switch to this lovely topic and see if we
can make it more energetic.