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runted
01-08-2012, 01:51 PM
washing the daily on the weekend I noticed a lovely big chunk of grease on the side skirt which is white, whats the best paint friendly method to remove this

Stewiecasserole
01-08-2012, 04:24 PM
I'm gunna. Op heaps for saying this but I'd just use a rag with some petrol on it then rinse quickly followed by a spot of polish. That's what I do for tar spots. Not the best but usually in low down places. There will be much better suggestions than that though I'm sure.

ESERI3S
01-08-2012, 04:32 PM
Two words 'Clay Bar'

SV300
01-08-2012, 04:59 PM
Hmmm...

Kerosene is what I use and have done so for a long time...pass on I what had been passed on.

Hit it once with a moistened rag and then again in a minute or so for it to just wipe off.

Then just some polish if needed.

J


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white_lie
01-08-2012, 07:21 PM
Wax and GREASE remover?
Whichever way you go, it will likely remove any wax or sealant that's on there if it's stubborn

220isenator
01-08-2012, 08:20 PM
Isopropyl alcohol, white spirits or kerosene.

runted
01-08-2012, 09:29 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, i had thought about the clay bar its probably one way to trash a clay bar real quick tho, the other half suggested brake cleaner or degreaser but they could be just as abrasive, will let you know how it all goes

ESERI3S
02-08-2012, 10:14 AM
I would be more worried about your paint that's worth thousands and clay barring properly, enhancing (not damaging) your paint than using up a $30 clay bar! Why don't u just take it through a automatic car wash and be done with it and f@$# your paintwork up real good!!!

ESERI3S
02-08-2012, 10:20 AM
Thinners are what are used to make your paint fluid so it can be sprayed on, and your gonna be rubbing your paintwork down with it??? I'd like to think in this age of unlimited electronic information that you'd be able to make a more educated decision than that.
Go the clay bar $30 is nothin if you've got insanely mirror like paint!!! :D

runted
02-08-2012, 11:45 AM
hey Eseri3s, its my daily its a corolla that cost me $30k 5 years ago, unfortunately the road I drive to get to work dictatates that you wouldnt drive anything of value, it has ample stonechips and not to mention the windscreen has had to be repaired twice, whilst i do like to have it looking good its beyond that now and the grease is in a real inconspicous spot, i have only noticed it because I like to clean everywhere so its not that big a deal i have just never had to remove grease from bodywork before, if it was any of the weekend rides I would probably started with blotting it off first as it is still goopy, and then it would as you suggest go the clay bar

hsv.286
02-08-2012, 01:00 PM
Good idea to blot it off first then give prepsol a go..:)

SV300
02-08-2012, 01:29 PM
Even WD40 works....

Certainly wouldn't use brake cleaner though.

J


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Stewiecasserole
02-08-2012, 09:14 PM
Thinners are what are used to make your paint fluid so it can be sprayed on, and your gonna be rubbing your paintwork down with it??? I'd like to think in this age of unlimited electronic information that you'd be able to make a more educated decision than that.
Go the clay bar $30 is nothin if you've got insanely mirror like paint!!! :D
Good point...Google should be our friend....

http://www.ehow.com/how_5017511_remove-grease-automobile-paint.html

white_lie
02-08-2012, 10:52 PM
Haha
Nice one Stewie ;)

220isenator
03-08-2012, 05:00 PM
Wow!! That electronic information stuff is reel kool huh. I carnt reed good but pikturez help...


http://www.ehow.com/video_4959815_car-detailing-tar.html