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#121 of 150 Re: Sticker design burned into paint [swcooper]
Jun 19, 2007 (5:33 pm)
I would try some finish cut compound and see if that takes it off. Anything more coarse then that i would have a professional handle if you are not familiar with it. If your not careful with a heavy compound you can burn right thru the clear coat and paint (learned that the hard way in the body shop a few years ago!)
#122 of 150 Re: Sticker design burned into paint [bigfur]
Jun 20, 2007 (5:33 am)
Funny you replied with that message yesterday since I actually took my truck to a professional detailing shop and had it compounded and it didn't do squat. Even the guy there was really surprised that it did not take the images out. The next step is to have the doors wet sanded I guess and then buffed, but if that doesn't work I might just have to have them sanded a little more and re-shot. I'm not sure how long I will keep the truck but when I trade it in I'm sure no one wants our company logo in both front doors!lol. Thanks for the help though!
#123 of 150 Wax on Black Plastic Pieces
Jan 13, 2008 (4:08 pm)
Okay, I know it sounds really strange, but you know when you get that white residue on black plastic pieces from car wax, hard to get off, right ? Not so - try some peanut butter, yup, it really works.
I have wax all over on mine, and I had heard about this. It looked so bad, so I thought I would try it. It really does work. Take a small amount of peanut butter on your finger tip, and rub in a swirling motion into the plastic, cover it well, let it set for a bit, and wipe off with a clean rag. If you have a big dog, point him to it.
Seriously, this really works, and the black plastic looks like new. I hope it holds up, as it made a great deal of difference.
#124 of 150 Political bumper stickers you don't like.......
Sep 24, 2008 (11:21 am)
#125 of 150 Political bumper stickers you don't like.......
Sep 24, 2008 (11:23 am)
Just use a rattle can of quick drying Black paint on them. Works quick & easy.
#128 of 150 How to remove paint overspray , etc
Aug 16, 2009 (9:41 am)
My wife ran over a can of spray paint and "painted" the side of her car. It got on the paint as well as the black plastic moldings. I did some research to find removal methods. First I tried the clay bar/lubricant method...it removed a tiny bit of the overspray, but not very effective. Next I tried a flat razor blade and lubricant...somewhat effective but leaves minor scratches in the clearcoat. The best method I have found...easy, cheap, extremely effective: a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!!! Keep it wet, apply some "elbow grease" and the overspray comes right off with no damage to the car's finish. Amazing!!! It even cleans the rough-texture plastic areas! Apply some wax when done.
#129 of 150 Re: How to remove paint overspray , etc [quadring]
Aug 16, 2009 (1:12 pm)
How thankful is she that it was a simple rattle can instead of a toddler with a rattle?
#130 of 150 Re: Blood on paint [co8237]
Oct 09, 2009 (1:35 pm)
Safest and natural product to remove sap, blood, goo from a car after a decal has been removed (or no decal) is eucalyptus oil. You can get it from most major supermarkets (also be careful of using chemicals on painted surfaces, as if is a re-spray, you can affect the paint)
If you need to remove decals try decal removal site as has tips on how to remove them and videos