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      02-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Plasti dip question from a noob

hey guys so today i decided since it was a nice day out to go and plasti dip my window trims black everything turned out perfectly as planned except one thing.. i didnt wrap up the surroundings enough and the paint sort of flew on to the roof of the car and basically everywhere which led to dust amount of plasti dip every where on the car (not really everywhere just exaggerating).
i can sort of rub off some of the little bits of plasti dip with my finger but i was wondering if there was something i can do to remove a lot at once? maybe a car wash with a good scrubbing? please help me out
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Clay bar it, a good scrubbing would ruin your paint lol never scrub a car It's like $17-20 for a clay bar kit but you have to do it.
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Clay bar like ^^^ said... Plus I'm sure your paint could use a good clay job anyways. Maybe as well clean every body panel up from dirt and grime.
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Clay bar it, a good scrubbing would ruin your paint lol never scrub a car It's like $17-20 for a clay bar kit but you have to do it.
thanks! as for the scratches LOL ur right.. i was a little to late.. i took a piece of napkin and tried to rub off the plasti dip (so stupid of me ) and it did leave swivel marks would the clay bar help that as well or will a polish easily remove that? thanks!
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thanks! as for the scratches LOL ur right.. i was a little to late.. i took a piece of napkin and tried to rub off the plasti dip (so stupid of me ) and it did leave swivel marks would the clay bar help that as well or will a polish easily remove that? thanks!
Look at the Wash, wax, cleaning section on the forum there's a stick with great tips..I used to be whatever about washing cars but now I'm SOOOO anal about it. A polish should take it off but if they're really deep ones you might have to go with compound (try to stay away from it though very abrasive).
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Look at the Wash, wax, cleaning section on the forum there's a stick with great tips..I used to be whatever about washing cars but now I'm SOOOO anal about it. A polish should take it off but if they're really deep ones you might have to go with compound (try to stay away from it though very abrasive).
thanks for the help! reallyy appreciate it
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thanks for the help! reallyy appreciate it
No problem! If you need any more help just reply
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Same thing happened to me. Removed them with a Meguiar's microfiber towel.
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goo-gone melts plastidip away. a bottle is like 3 bucks.

and a microfiber towel.
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goo-gone melts plastidip away. a bottle is like 3 bucks.

and a microfiber towel.
hey does wd40 work? went to my local shop and they didnt have any goo gone and does goo gone damage the paint in any way ?
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hey does wd40 work? went to my local shop and they didnt have any goo gone and does goo gone damage the paint in any way ?
i dont think wd-40 will work. try go to a cvs/riteaid/walgreens. or a supermarket. stuff is everywhere.

Goo-gone is perfectly safe to wipe with. idk about extended time on paint but just make sure you wipe it off clean. just to be safe clean with some quick detailer after. should be perfectly fine for the trim though.
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Goo gone is fine for the paint but DO NOT use it for your rims. I plasti dipped my rims black and decided to use goo gone to help get it off, what a mistake. Now all of my alloy rims have the finish peeling off and the plasti dip will not come off in some areas.
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