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Old 20th January 2009, 19:32   #406
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I did use Silicon Glaze for the waxjob I did yesterday. I'll have to try 3M polish later.

Any one else have any more thoughts?
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Old 20th January 2009, 20:38   #407
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Can you post a picture?

Try to take a picture at a shallow angle with the flash and without. Maybe you can capture this texture in a picture.

Good luck!
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I have a black Unicorn which I have been waxing frequently (every 2 weeks). Recently, I had skipped waxing it for 3 weeks and the wax layer was off. I face a problem now.

I am an ERP Consultant for manufacturing companies. In the last 3 weeks, while the wax layer was off, I have been going to one of these factories, and there a lot of metal dust has collected on the tank and is not coming off. While the wax layer was on it, I was able to dust it all away easily. But now, there is a fine layer of this metal dust, and is not coming off no matter what I try. It feels very rough when I run my fingers on the surface. I am yet to try petrol/diesel on it, but I wanted to consult here first. I have tried 3 types of shampoos but no go yet. This dust is stuck on every painted part, like the side panel, cowls, tank, fairing and mudguard.

What do I do? How do I get this off?

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Hey Prajwal,
Greeting from Southern California USA.
The metal dust is embedded in your paint and can only be removed safely one way. You must use a detailing clay bar known as "claying".

It is a very special automotive clay that must be used with a lubricant (auto detailing spray or similar). The clay is designed to pull imbedded contaminants out of paint without any harm to the paint. It has been around for about 10yrs (mostly for professional use only)...however just now making its way into the consumer level.

It was invented in Japan and designed for the auto factories to remove overspray safely from new cars...then it was discovered it removed "rail dust" sintered metal from trains wheels that landed on cars while cars were shipped by train to car lots from the factory. It truely is a wonder product...once you "clay" your car...it will feel smooooooth as silk...you can acutally feel the difference.

There is a trick to see if you need to clay(even if you think your paint is in great condition)...take a thin clear plastic sandwich baggie and place your hand in it and lightly rub on your paint finish...even if you think your paint is in good shape...you will be shocked at how rough it will feel...it is bc of micro embedded contamainants that can only be taken out by claying...not even polish will take them out.

If you do not have sources for clay where you live let me know and I can help out.
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Service station staff and dealer staff alike have recommended that I get the anit rust coating done for the car underebody. Is it required in a city like Delhi? Is it really necessary and helpful or is it just another way for dealers to increase revenue from customers?
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Default How to remove Double tape mark from my Car Bumper? URGENT!!

Hi All,

Would really appreciate if any of you could help me? I searched in the forum but was not able to find any information on it.

Actually I have a SX4 with Body Kit, I am actually removing the body kit. After removing it there are stains of the double tape adhesive on my bumper. Would appreciate how do I get rid of it without damaging the car bumper paint.

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Use a fine rubbing compund like scratchout or thinner can be used (with care).
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Thinner is the best way to remove those things do it with care.
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Use a fine rubbing compund like scratchout or thinner can be used (with care).
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Thinner is the best way to remove those things do it with care.
Thinner should not be used on paint. You need to loosen those gumming mark by soaking them with thicker grease cutter like PRIL. Apply a concentrate coat of PRIL and water on them. Use cotton wool to apply this. Keep it for an hour. Wash it off. While washing rub out those gum marking with your fingers.

It may not get cleaned in one go. If that's the case, repeat the process.
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Hi All,

Would really appreciate if any of you could help me? I searched in the forum but was not able to find any information on it.

Actually I have a SX4 with Body Kit, I am actually removing the body kit. After removing it there are stains of the double tape adhesive on my bumper. Would appreciate how do I get rid of it without damaging the car bumper paint.

Thanks,
Neeraj

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WD40 is supposed to remove stickers and adhesives. Just spray, soak for sometime, and try wiping off. Its worth trying as its v likely the least harmful method of all the above, for painted surfaces.
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Its worth trying as its v likely the least harmful method of all the above, for painted surfaces.
Grease cutter is not harmful at all. However WD40 can be tried. I have no idea about that process however.
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Pril is for utensils! Very likely that it isn't going be very nice to your paint. Thats why we have car shampoos!
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If the mark are not very huge use eraser yes pencil eraser if possible try to get green/pink color eraser (Camlin etc) Avoid white soft eraser. Rub it on the surface it will come out easily. I tried it on glass surface of my car and came out. Initially it will spread and become sticky but keep on rubbing softly it will come out.
Also my earlier neighbour who was into plastic hoarding/number plate/stickers etc making used LOC product from Amway. It was very effective.
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Where can get the "clay bar" in Bangalore? I enquired at few auto shops in central Bangalore, but they are not even aware of what it is? I am looking for a fine Clay bar for detailing.

Any reference will be appreciated.

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Actually I have a SX4 with Body Kit, I am actually removing the body kit. After removing it there are stains of the double tape adhesive on my bumper. Would appreciate how do I get rid of it without damaging the car bumper paint.
One way to remove adhesive like stickers is use hair drier. Heat the surface with the hair drier where the adhesives needs to be removed and the stickers/adhesive will peel off.

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