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  1. Halapine

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    OKay, does anyone know of a product to remove maskin tape residue off paint. Mind you i got my car painted 1 month ago, so the paint is still fresh.
    Any suggestions??
     
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    sandpaper
     
  3. Halapine

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    seriously, i need to get that crap off the car. i don't plan on getting the clear screwed on it.
     
  4. beaker

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    try wd-40 or something, or rub itoff with your thumb
     
  5. preludacris

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    what beaker said
     
  6. Jenn

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    goo gone or wd-40.
     
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    goo gone owns all. try some of that
     
  8. John Doe

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    3M makes an adhesive remover.
     
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    I don't think WD-40 on paint and rubbbing would be good... *shrug*.. maybe it'd be fine. I'd be more likely to use goo b gone though... that stuff is insane.
     
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    The WD40 will do it just fine, you have to wax afterwards though.
     
  11. Halapine

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    see i can't wax my car for another 7 weeks.
    that's why im hesitant on putting anything on it, mind the tape has been there for a few weeks now baking in the sun .. lol
    i will try something this week :)
     
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    use a hairdryer and heat it up and then is should come off with your fingers
     
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    Isn't that something they should have removed? How about you take it to them?
     
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    goo gone is super powerful, but gentle.

    We used to use it to clean off racking labels in a warehouse I worked in. Worked awesome!
     
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    yeah, shouldnt the place you got it painted at removed all the tape?
     
  16. Halapine

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    yeah, try getting in touch with the guy is like trying to reach the moon.
    im still missing my spoiler (wich i was told i will get installed in 2 weeks) so i doubt i should rely on my 3rd party to get the tape off, even if it`s his own fault.
     
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    Have you tried using car soap and a wash mitt?? It's fine to wash your car after a paint job, just not recommended to wax or seal it for various length of times, depends on who you talk to, I waited 3 months before i waxed mine.
     
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    How long you wait also depends on your climate, for example I would wait about a month whereas you may need to wait up to three.

    At any rate, when you remove the tape it's going to be a good idea to have a bucket of soapy water nearby and a hose... just go ahead and wash the whole thing, why take chances?
     
  19. Halapine

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    No i havent tried washing my car with a mitt or anything, cause i taught the 3 months waiting meant for washing it with mitt/cloth and waxing. But thanks, i'll be washing it this week for sure and try to get that crap off.
    I'll be washing it this week for sure now by hand, no more pressure washing!
     
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    Yes, pressure washing is horrible stuff!
     
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    40 grit sand paper....trust me i'm a professional!
     
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    Yeah don't wax but it's fine to wash your car with car soap... Dish detergent is a no no for car detailers unless your looking to strip everything you've layered on your car such as wax and what not. Sponges are bad as well for they trap dirt and other particles which act as sandpaper after awhile. When buying a wash mitt stay away from anything polyester, you want 100% cotton or microfiber mitts. Polyester causes swirl marks in your paint.

    Washing your car is absolutely fine after being painted.
     
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    brake clean or some RM9000
     
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    Everything he said is completely accurate, but I'd like to note a couple of things: Synthetic chamois will scratch paint (for drying) and for washing if you don't want microfiber you can get another *natural* fiber like lambswool, nothing synthetic. The best thing you can use to dry your car is 100% US-made (not foreign, turkish, whatever) cotton towels with the seams cut off (they're nylon, and scratch)
     
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    True story. Towels work awesome. Dave has a stack of them in the garage for the Mazda.

    However he just bought a "blow dryer" for the car. :scratch: The neighbours give interesting looks when he pulls out what looks like a leaf blower to dry the car.
     
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    Hmm, how does that work?
     
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    Works well, gets the water out of all the cracks and crevises, and there is no contact with the paint. He loves it.
     
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    What about spotting? Is your water pretty soft?
     
  30. beaker

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    are we talking about when he cleans his car or cleans you?

    :lol:

    kidding........but i bet the answer is both.
     
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    Haha you're crazy beaker.

    And Pat, no problems with water spotting really, if you dry it long enough it gets like 90% of the water off, and then what tiny bit of spots there may be, quickly swipe with a cotton towel. :)
     
  32. beaker

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    admit it, you use it to the full effect by giving yourself trumpets with it.
     
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    haha nope, sorry to disappoint you though. :)
     
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    goo gone > wd40
     

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