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You are looking for a mask to filter particulates, an N95 HEPA mask or should be sufficient, they are usually pink or purple in color. You are correct that a dust mask is insufficient. If you have a beard, or as I do just think these are more comfortable then you can use a PAPR (pronounced papper) or Powered Air Purifying Respirator. Here are some examples ...


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This looks like a badly oxidized clearcoat. The state the paint looks to be in pretty much means that the only cure is a respray. To make matters a bit more interesting, the paint looks like a silver metallic which is much harder to match than a plain colour and will require additional blending in into the surrounding areas like front wings. If you have ...


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tl;dr: It depends on the ding. Try some cleaner wax, though: it won't make the problem worse. Did you scratch down to the primer or just leave some paint behind? If all you did was trade some paint between cars, you're going to need to polish it off. That said, if you're not comfortable with power polishing tools or abrasive polishes, I would counsel a ...


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I would suggest you try something like Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover. Not knowing exactly what the substance is on your finish, I'd start light and go stronger from there. The Bug & Tar stuff will do it's thing without damaging your paint finish. As you get more involved in what you are trying to do to remove the substance, the greater risk you'll ...


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You're off to a good start - research, research, research. 1.) I would add being able to lift car off the ground, and having movable platforms, as to keep your work at a comfortable level as much as possible. The more light you can get on the job, the better - however, it would be safer to have the fixtures outside the plastic/paint area. Just like all of ...


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If this is only due to aesthetics, you can use a Scotch-brite pad to remove the excess without chemicals. I take it the engine has not been running yet? If so, the paint is probably not fully cured, so shouldn't be that hard to get off. I would think using chemicals is a bit of overkill for removal. Scotch-brite will take a little bit of elbow-grease, but ...


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Try these sites, I have done research on several sites and these two kept coming up and they also have video on youtube to show you how to do it. http://superiorrestoration.com/categories/graphics http://www.classicdyeproducts.com/custom_button_graphics They help me repair my 05 Escalade buttons for my Steering Wheel, A/C Control Unit, and Navigation/Radio ...


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Mr. Clean magic eraser and water worked better than anything mentioned above. It takes a while, but there is zero chance of harming the painted surface since it is not an abrasive. I removed horrendous amounts of paint due to encounters with a short yellow bollard and a white stucco house. The scrapes were so severe that they left scratches on the plastic ...


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If this bumper isn't made of metal, then it won't rust. You can try some paint repair magic kit. If there's a scratch, than you won't be able to get a brand new looking, smooth surface by just painting over. You should repair the scratch properly: sand it, prime it, repaint all or blend in and apply lack, polish.


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That is an ideal situation for some cleaner wax. It will have a mild polish to lift the extra paint and wax to reduce the impact of the mark on your eyes. I'm looking at that scuff and it really looks like you just barely kissed whatever left the white mark. If you wash the handle really well, you'll be surprised how well a little cleaner wax will help. ...


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don't use a brush even if paint can is sitting in hot water brush strokes are inevitable. Sand bonnet to smooth surface using ever finer grades of wet & dry sandpaper.Clean off with wax & grease remover.Prop up bonnet to make level.Spray with acrylic primer- dry-resand-reapply-sand-again use wax & grease remover.Topcoat with acrylic paint of ...


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Stopping at a body line or some other feature is a pretty standard trick that body shops use to make repairs cheaper. It's less work for them because they don't have to worry about blending in the paint finish and texture as much. Since it's on the inside of the roofrack, it isn't really noticeable on that seam. Someplace like the middle of the hood would be ...


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If the wider scratches are just surface scratches, you may be able to make them disappear by polishing/buffing the area using a suitable polishing or rubbing compound. Some of these products are specifically labeled as "scratch removers." Make sure the product you choose is labeled as clear coat safe. Essentially you want to bring the level of the ...



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