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Old 05-23-2012, 06:38 PM   #11
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Posted via FF Mobile Think I should clay bar over it first to take off any existing wax or polish?
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:58 PM   #12
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Acetone will take it straight off.
Isopropyl Alcohol is worth a try also if you don't have the guts to try acetone.

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:06 PM   #13
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nail polish remover might work if you dilute it.... don't put it directly on there or it will immediately eat your paint off... try doing what i said but instead of vinegar use nail polish remove or paint thinner... just dilute it that's all and then wash your car right away afterwards...
lol. It will not "immediately eat your paint off" jeez louise. It doesn't even immediately eat off the fingernail polish it's designed to remove, it takes a few minutes. If it takes a few minutes to remove the relatively non-durable fingernail polish how long do you think it'll take to remove your car's paint which is tough as nails? Hours of soaking? Perhaps a day? More?

Also there's no reason to immediately wash your vehicle afterwards either. Solvents like isopropyl alcohol, acetone, and fingernail polish remover evaporate very quickly rendering them safe.
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As an aircraft sheetmetal mechanic, I can vouch for the Acetone as I use it every day. Works like a champ.

I would also consider using a phenolic or plastic scraper. With the pinstripes being over the clear-coat, you should have minimal (if any) possible scratching. Nothing that won't be taken care of during your next wash/wax, which I would recommend doing within a reasonable time of having used the Acetone/scraper.
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im no expert but i know u do not want to put oven cleaner any where near your paint that shit is powerfull
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^ yeah, I wouldn't use over cleaner. That's scary stuff...
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Posted via FF Mobile If its not raining, Ill try some nail polish remover tomorrow.
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Posted via FF Mobile Think I should clay bar over it first to take off any existing wax or polish?
Claybar would definitely help... most of the time clay bar is used for dried insect guts but try clay bar and then the Acetone water mixture... anything you can do to prep the area for the removal of something is better for the vehicles paint.
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lol. It will not "immediately eat your paint off" jeez louise. It doesn't even immediately eat off the fingernail polish it's designed to remove, it takes a few minutes. If it takes a few minutes to remove the relatively non-durable fingernail polish how long do you think it'll take to remove your car's paint which is tough as nails? Hours of soaking? Perhaps a day? More?

Also there's no reason to immediately wash your vehicle afterwards either. Solvents like isopropyl alcohol, acetone, and fingernail polish remover evaporate very quickly rendering them safe.
First of all, i told him not to put straight acetone onto his paint. So you're taking my comment about eating the paint off out of context. Im not saying that it would "eat the paint right away" all I'm saying is to get it off of the vehicle right away so it doesn't have a chance to start eating at the wax, clear coat, or anything like that... maybe instead of insulting me you can ask why i said that or clarify what i was talking about.
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First of all, i told him not to put straight acetone onto his paint. So you're taking my comment about eating the paint off out of context. Im not saying that it would "eat the paint right away" all I'm saying is to get it off of the vehicle right away so it doesn't have a chance to start eating at the wax, clear coat, or anything like that... maybe instead of insulting me you can ask why i said that or clarify what i was talking about.
I didn't need to ask for clarification. You spelled it out just fine for me here:

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nail polish remover might work if you dilute it.... don't put it directly on there or it will immediately eat your paint off...
Neither acetone nor nail polish remover will "immediately eat your paint off" regardless of whether you dilute it or not. You'd have to leave it on there for some time to do any damage to OEM paint. OEM paint is tough as nails, it has to be being that it's outdoors all the time. You only really need to be overtly concerned with household solvents when you're dealing with a repainted panel as you can't be assured of the type of paint used. As long you're not soaking it for hours you'll be fine.

Please keep in mind I'm not trying to insult anyone, I am trying to avoid the misinformation that inevitably collects in any topic that has to do with detailing. Don't take it as a personal attack.

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most of the time clay bar is used for dried insect guts
This is false.

Clay bars are primarily used to remove "bonded contaminants." These are things that are bonded to the paint surface and don't come off with regular washing. This can include bugs, but generally it's pieces of industrial fallout, iron filings, road dust, brake dust, etc
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