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Old 15th August 2007, 00:30   #1
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A Scorpio scraped my Innova today; and left its mark as some black color from its moulding, with small scratches. The black color wouldn't go by normal water wash, but if I press hard enough with moist cloth, it seems to budge. I am afraid I can damage the surface by forcibly removing the stain of the black rubber that way. So I am looking for some chemical which'll help me removing it without causing damage to my original paint. I haven't got teflon coating done.

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pics, pics, pics.. please post some pics kousik, so that ,could figure out what to use against the scratch..
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Take pictures (close ups) and post here. Take various angles to get some idea about the condition.

Do not use phone camera please.
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Hi,

A Scorpio scraped my Innova today; and left its mark as some black color from its moulding, with small scratches. The black color wouldn't go by normal water wash, but if I press hard enough with moist cloth, it seems to budge. I am afraid I can damage the surface by forcibly removing the stain of the black rubber that way. So I am looking for some chemical which'll help me removing it without causing damage to my original paint. I haven't got teflon coating done.

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Try using "3M Finesse-it"
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Try using "3M Finesse-it"
i agree. 3M finesse is a micro rubbing compound.
not harsh on the original paint.
use very little with a damp cloth.
let it dry then buff with a soft duster cloth.
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In my opinion you can use 3M finesse-it as others has suggested...
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3Mfinesse it is good ,but cant judge without looking how bad the scratchs are..
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3Mfinesse it is good ,but cant judge without looking how bad the scratchs are..
Aw, pics. Didn't strike me. I'll get a few uploaded when I get home.

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Old 16th August 2007, 10:23   #9
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Misfortune come in pairs.

This morning I noticed as an aftermath of yesterday's Independence day celebration in our apartment complex where kids were distributed free toys, crayons, tattoos, someone's mentally retarded kid has pasted 3 body tattoos on my car's door. And they seemed very stubborn, wouldn't go away by nails (and I don't want to do that too).

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the 3m product can reomve that too, dont worry.pics??
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Here they go.

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someone's mentally retarded kid has pasted 3 body tattoos on my car's door. And they seemed very stubborn, wouldn't go away by nails (and I don't want to do that too).
A very gentle rub using a cotton ball soaked in surgical spirit did the trick. Cleaned immediately with another dry cotton, and finally a soft cloth. Whew.

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yeah, i would have suggested you to use surgical spirit, but its a bit harsh on OE paint, it took off a very slight amount of paint when i tried the same on my scorpio long ago.
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3M Rubbing Compound is very effective for such marks. Just take a painter `dhoti' and rub it. Of course, if there is a dent or paint peel off, it will not go. But I have Teflon on my 5 month Corolla and 3M has helped a lot to undo the side effects of kissing by Gurgaon BPO drivers.
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I use SONAX car polish and they are very good in removing such scratches. A deep scratch cannot be removed but removes all the black colour.
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