Removing paint that was scratched on

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Re: Removing paint that was scratched on

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 03 Dec 2011, 19:46

WD-40, and a lot of elbow grease. Much better than rubbing compound as it is not abrasive.
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Post by 68RcodeGT » 05 Dec 2011, 16:33

1969XR7Vert wrote:WD-40, and a lot of elbow grease. Much better than rubbing compound as it is not abrasive.
Are you still talking about SoCalCraigsters Tranny Brother-in-law?

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Post by Tomcat » 05 Dec 2011, 16:50

Black and white, you know I'm thinking Houndstooth here.
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Post by mo2872 » 05 Dec 2011, 16:56

68RcodeGT wrote:
1969XR7Vert wrote:WD-40, and a lot of elbow grease. Much better than rubbing compound as it is not abrasive.
Are you still talking about SoCalCraigsters Tranny Brother-in-law?

:lol:

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 06 Dec 2011, 08:48

68RcodeGT wrote:
1969XR7Vert wrote:WD-40, and a lot of elbow grease. Much better than rubbing compound as it is not abrasive.
Are you still talking about SoCalCraigsters Tranny Brother-in-law?

:lol:
Wouldn't be the first time I didn't understand something implied, but I don't see the connection? Maybe one has be an aficionado of people like Craig's Bother in Law in order to understand? Like maybe Eddie Murphy (and yourself) would understand right away? :think:
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Re: Removing paint that was scratched on

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Post by SeanD » 20 Dec 2011, 06:35

Is that the original paint? If not, lacquer thinner would wipe that right off. If so, it'll wipe your paint off as well. Try acetone or nail polish remover.

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Removing paint that was scratched on

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Post by tmh » 20 Dec 2011, 12:22

Hi Sean. Not original paint, and I was told by the previous owner that it's a lacquer paint. So lacquer thinner not the way to go, right?
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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 20 Dec 2011, 12:57

Trust me, try WD-40. You might have to work at it, but it will not take the (car's) paint off.
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Post by tmh » 20 Dec 2011, 13:22

And WD-40 is one of the few things I already have handy! I tried scratching it off with a fingernail a couple different times to absolutely no avail.

Thanks for not saying brake fluid. I'm noob enough that I might've fallen for that one. ;)
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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