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Turias
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Jun 24, 2004, 10:29 AM
 
Ok, so I was in a hurry, being careless, etc., and I lightly scraped the edge of my bumper on the corner of the garage. There was no structural damage, but a bunch of old, red paint got onto my bumper. I tried to wash/scrub it off, but it only helped a little.

Does anyone know of a good way to get this paint off of my car?
     
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Jun 24, 2004, 10:30 AM
 
Originally posted by Turias:
Ok, so I was in a hurry, being careless, etc., and I lightly scraped the edge of my bumper on the corner of the garage. There was no structural damage, but a bunch of old, red paint got onto my bumper. I tried to wash/scrub it off, but it only helped a little.

Does anyone know of a good way to get this paint off of my car?
Coca Cola is the best solvent I've found so far. I've used it to get paint, tar and oil off stuff. Perhaps you should give it a try.

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Jun 24, 2004, 10:34 AM
 
Originally posted by Turias:
Does anyone know of a good way to get this paint off of my car?
Go to an autoparts store and buy a claybar. It looks like playdoh, but you break off a small piece, spray the included lubrication liquid on the surface you want to clean and rub it over it, it'll pull out all sorts of impurities, and should take that red paint off...
     
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Jun 24, 2004, 02:38 PM
 
Originally posted by Turias:
Does anyone know of a good way to get this paint off of my car?
Try one of these:





Seriously though, are your bumpers painted or plastic?
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Turias  (op)
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Jun 24, 2004, 03:03 PM
 
Thanks for all of the info, guys!


Originally posted by agentz:
Seriously though, are your bumpers painted or plastic?
Well, it could be painted plastic. I'm not sure. It's a 2003 Mazda Protege if that helps.
     
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Jun 24, 2004, 03:09 PM
 
Clay bar is pretty good for removing paint transfer.
     
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Jun 24, 2004, 03:21 PM
 
My vote is also for a clay bar.

I've used it to remove paint from a bumper in the past.
     
   
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