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Old 05-22-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
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I had a guy (a member of a race team) tell me that WD-40 is perfect for removing the marks left on the paint by little rubber chunks that fly up from the track.

Is that safe?
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:12 PM   #2
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I had a guy (a member of a race team) tell me that WD-40 is perfect for removing the marks left on the paint by little rubber chunks that fly up from the track.

Is that safe?
I spent a year in the Palm Springs area and the parking lot of my condo would frequently get so hot that the blacktop would get sticky and throw up little pieces on my car.

I used wd40 many times to remove it. Never had a problem. I just wouldn't leave it on there very long!
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:23 PM   #3
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Use adhesive remover. 3M makes a paintsafe product that I use after track events. Better safe than sorry. However, the WD40 website says it is safe for paint.
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:28 PM   #4
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Tarminator from Stoner is good too.
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How do you keep the black pieces on your car looking nice. Like under the windshield. Mine is starting to fade, or the window trim?
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:21 AM   #6
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Bowmanm...Aerospace 303...and Dell is correct...it is "safe" for paint just not something you want to leave on...also several coats of wax will help (what ever you use it will probably remove the wax).
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:31 AM   #7
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WD-40 is good - don't leave it on though.

Better to use a good cleaning wax - like Auri

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Does a great job removing tar and rubber marks, and leaves a nice hard shine.

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How do you keep the black pieces on your car looking nice. Like under the windshield. Mine is starting to fade, or the window trim?
I've had good luck with this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...nce&n=15684181
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WD40 does not harm paint, it is silcone-based like many modern car waxes and polishes. Contrary to many recommendations here, you can leave it on the paint without harmful effect, other than it looks like crap - all oily and greasy and attracting dust. WD40 is perfect for removing bugs and tar. You should really wash it off after though if you want the car to look good. BTW, WD40 won't actually remove your wax (which is probably also silicone-based) but it will change its form and look like crap. The only real problem with WD40 is it's really hard to completely remove and if you need to do a repaint your car's paint will have to be comprehensively cleaned before paint would actually adhere properly (which would also be the case if you've been using the evil silicone-based car polish).
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Old 05-23-2006, 01:27 AM   #10
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Cool, thanks LFNY, I'm gonna try it. Did you do the bumperettes too?

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Cool, thanks LFNY, I'm gonna try it. Did you do the bumperettes too?

Mike
Haven't used it on the p-car yet. Only had my 996 about a week.

Used it on my BMW to much success. There's another, similar product out there that I also like. Can't remember the name but if I recall it I'll let you know.
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Ahh... here it is...

http://www.autogeek.net/forblacbumtr.html
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:11 AM   #14
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Let us know how the Forvever Black works....my wife's SUV has tons of the plastic that could use it....
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Let us know how the Forvever Black works....my wife's SUV has tons of the plastic that could use it....
It's really good on black plastic parts. Very nice and even finish and lasts a long time.
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