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      08-12-2014, 03:50 PM   #1
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Cement on my BLACK car!!

Got this from the construction workers at the parking near my house. Been driving with this for a month trying to find a way to remove it. It leaves scratches if I try to scrape it off. What I read online was to use
1) Vinegar & water
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2) Back-Set remover solution.

Have any of you guys tried these? Any suggestions? Not sure if these will ruin the paint...

The dealer quoted me for a re-paint for ~2K. I'm trying to get those construction workers pay for whatever it takes to clean this unless it an easy job using those above methods.

Thanks in advance.
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      08-12-2014, 03:57 PM   #2
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What!!! Have you tried contacting the construction company?
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      08-12-2014, 03:59 PM   #3
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^^ for real, even if you get it off don't expect your clear coat to be in good condition. I would seriously recommend having their insurance cover the dealer painting it.
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      08-12-2014, 04:01 PM   #4
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Yea your def gonna want a respray.. You can get it off with plastic razor blade, laquior thinner. Then take it to a detailer to wetland and buff and polish but unsure if that will come out all the way.
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      08-12-2014, 04:08 PM   #5
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Yes, I did. It's going through loops, from my Community Manager to the Site Manager to the external Construction company and it's over a month now. But I'm still following up... My insurance deductible is a grand and I don't want to spend that for someone else's mistake. They didn't even bother to leave a message.

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http://www.topoftheline.com/cement-c...over-auto.html

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Not sure though...

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      08-12-2014, 04:10 PM   #6
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i would have snaped some Photos of where, and when it happen?
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Your insurance company should subrogate their insurance company to cover their (your insurance company) loss of fixing your car. Whether you pay your deductible or not - unsure. Depends on policy I guess?
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Respray all the way man, I can't stress enough how much that sh*t will etch your clear coat, and leave permanent marks especially when looked at under white light. Sorry that happened =(
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Your insurance company should subrogate their insurance company to cover their (your insurance company) loss of fixing your car. Whether you pay your deductible or not - unsure. Depends on policy I guess?
This. You may have to pay your deductible, but your insurance will reimburse it to you when they go after the construction company. If they don't for some reason, still cheaper than a respray.

Sorry that happened to you, it's awful!
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      08-12-2014, 04:58 PM   #10
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Wow! This is why my comprehensive deductible is $100. People suck and don't care about other people's cars.
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Wouldn't hurt to get some written estimates from local detail shops, and body shops. Then call the construction company directly, and see if they'll cover the repair costs without calling any lawyers or insurance companies (although threaten it against them).

They'd rather pay the amount to fix the car, than pay their lawyers, or risk their insurance going up. My opinion anyway.
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Those fuckers 1)enjoyed every minute of it or 2)were as oblivious as a bunch of neandertals. Man, good luck with this.
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that sucks man ! I feel for you.

Call the insurance company and see if they can make the other insurance company (from the construction workers) pay for the damages. You should not have to pay anything.

You can take the car to a reputable detailer , but I highly doubt they can leave it as good as it was before
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At last something that looks positive now... I got a message from the construction company this evening, that someone will come to take a look at it and give an estimate in a day/ two.

The worst case I'll pay the deductible and try to collect it from the construction company.

So those two methods of trying to clean them myself isn't a good idea, looks like.
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Wow this is fucked up!!!
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That'll buff out... NOT!
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Muriatic acid, available at home depot will remove it and will not damage the paint. You will need to protect your eyes and skin however.
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But I'm still following up... My insurance deductible is a grand and I don't want to spend that for someone else's mistake.
A grand?! Wow. Might want to think about lowering that deductible to at least $500. Unless you're 18 then never mind.
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wtf... take it to your insurance, they'll get you your grand back
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Muriatic acid, available at home depot will remove it and will not damage the paint. You will need to protect your eyes and skin however.
I don't know if this will work well if it's already cured... It works great for etching concrete, but eww, I'm not so sure it won't harm the clear coat... rinse often and repeat if you try this method. Muriatic will slowly dissolve CaCO3, but slowly.
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