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      03-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Backing out of garage trying to avoid another car I managed to hit the wood frame of my house. It's right along the wheel well of the drivers side. Doesn't appear to be dented at all. Just lots of white paint from the house. Now to figure a way to clean it and then hopefully a good wax will bring it back to like new.
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      03-23-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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Any auto store should have a polishing compound in the wax aisle. I think mine was from turtle wax. It's a really light abrasive wax type product that buffs out paint transfers.
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      03-23-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
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Thanks. Some one told me finger nail polish remover
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I would stay away from solvents if at all possible...If its just house paint, its an acrylic based paint...its more chalky than paint...so the acetone in the FNPR may or may not affect that paint. It will or could affect your cars finish though.....at the very least it will take off the wax and maybe even some of the clear coat.

Use the Turtle wax fine scratch remover....or similar product....go light with the cloth and rotate the cloth often....paint particles that migrate to the cloth with begin scratching the paint surface if you dont.

finish with a good wax....


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Thanks. Some one told me finger nail polish remover
don't use nail polish remover!! bad idea as it will react with your paint.
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don't use nail polish remover!! bad idea as it will react with your paint.
+1 It'll eat the clear coat. Acetone in finger nail polisher is the same solvent used to clean up after spraying down paint.
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Fingernail polish remover is tamer than lacquer thinner...which will definitely remove your paint!......Ive had success with fingernail polish on things I dont care about where I ve had to get stickers or tape residue off painted surfaces...but this is your car!....yeah, go with the Turtle wax or similar product.


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What about a clay bar? Haven't tried that myself but have read reports from other forum members who have had success fixing paint transfer incidents with a simple clay and a hand polish afterwards.

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Never tried a clay bar on paint transfer. Works amazing for pulling tree sap off the paint, so it might work. It would probably depend on how deep the damage is.
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My buddy's dad used a rag with a gasoline on it. Took the shit right off when something happened to my buddy's car as his dad was backing out of the garage. Very similar situation.

My buddy about died when he found out what his dad did.

He made his dad immediately wash and wax the entire car. It looked ok luckily.
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Wow gas. That sounds really bad.
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