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      09-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Clay to the rescue!

People suck, not leaving notes when they do damage like this. I got lucky though, because there was no ding, just a scrape of paint transfer, so a DI Gentle/Fine claybar with a bunch of elbow grease took it out. Attachments show before/after.


(Edit: I'm parked over the line in the 'after' photo only because it's the end of a parking lane so I could be further from the car on the passenger side. I'm not one of those drivers who takes up two spots!)
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      09-11-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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nice job! Thats crazy you got all that out with a clay bar. You didn't lose any paint?
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Clay bar got rid of paint transfer? Wow, good job
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congrates on getting lucky.
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Never knew clay bar would remove paint transfer. Learned something new today. Thanks for the post!
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man that came right out. another reason I love claying
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Excellent recovery!
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Well I just learned something new lol
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I do this quite often. Even if there is some scratched paint, it's rather easy to remove those "racing donuts" and make a car at least presentable until such time a it can be painted. It's often a regular "service" when I do extended-family cars to remove transfer from bumbers, etc.
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Thumbs up Thank you --Gig103

Thanks a Ton Gig103 I had a similar scratch because of some white car in my office parking lot(One would assume people working white collar jobs are decent) and i was really bummed about it..but last week end i used the clay bar after looking at your results and it took off all the white paint...was lot of work but was worth it...now only if i can remove another deep scratch using the same technique...:-)
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Thanks a Ton Gig103 I had a similar scratch because of some white car in my office parking lot(One would assume people working white collar jobs are decent) and i was really bummed about it..but last week end i used the clay bar after looking at your results and it took off all the white paint...was lot of work but was worth it...now only if i can remove another deep scratch using the same technique...:-)
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Bash,
In true Ghandhi spirit, you should seek out the white car in the parking lot and fix their transfer as well, what with your new-found skill at clay work
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In true Ghandhi spirit, you should seek out the white car in the parking lot and fix their transfer as well, what with your new-found skill at clay work
well i am not a big fan of Gandhi..more of a Revolutionary...so i guess i should get a stick or a brick and give the white car more than what they deserve...
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I had the same exact thing happen to me a few weeks ago same spot on the car and everything but mine was much deeper
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so i guess i should get a stick or a brick and give the white car more than what they deserve...
Well, a brick is clay which has been fired... so there's a karmic flow to the matter. You clayed your car with success, and so you are merely giving theirs the same courtesy albeit with a slightly more processed block of clay...
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