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There are products which can remove it for you. Here is an example, though I don't know if it will specifically not damage painted surfaces, as it states it is for hard surfaces. I know there are also some wipes out there which will do the same. Of course, once the latex is dried, it becomes much harder to remove. You'll also need to consider ...


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I soften the paint with brake cleaner. Dampen a rag with brake clean and then rub gently for 60 seconds or less. Then use a medium cutting compound on a random orbit polisher. For thick deposits several applications may be needed. Wait a few minutes between tries to let the solvent flash off. Test the brake clean on a out of the way spot first to see if the ...


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You already got some good advice on buffing and polishing. Here are some tips to hiding paint lines and minimizing their noticeability: Always provide the paint code and the VIN when you have paint mixed. There are almost always variations in batch and manufacturers make slight changes to color formulas over the years, so paint code is not always enough ...


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I'm not an expert in this field, but when I have undertaken similar small DIY projects I tend to apply masking tape further out on the panel than I need to. I then stick newspaper to the tape and fold it to fit closer to the size of the repair. So long as you don't go mad with the paint this leaves a softer feathery edge as the paint will overspray a short ...


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Just for further elaboration, do you mean a line between your new coat of paint and the previous coat of paint? Is it possible you supply a picture please? Over time, the original paint of a vehicle fades and oxidises. Barring extreme cases, this process is usually not noticeable unless there is a new coat of paint to compare it to. The cut-off lines you ...


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It's more than likely the clear coat, and not rust. Here's why. Temperature change is one factor. The clear coat can sometimes expand differently than the base coat. Areas where snow get piled on can be a factor, as well as sections that get heated frequently, ie. hood. Acid rain can breakdown the chemical bonds, and the above separation can occur. ...


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Aerospace landing gear applications usually require springs to be coated in Duralon (name brand), which is a Nylon compound that is applied much like a powder coat. It is used for its flexibility, impact and corrosion resistance, and it provides a smooth, clean finish so damage and defects are easier to visibly identify.


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The very best solution is to powder-coat them - but you need to get them to a paint-ready condition before you take them to the powder-coating company; otherwise, it could cost quite a bit. Harbor Freight sell powder-coating kits, but I've never tried them, and if this is a one-off job, sending it to a company will be the most cost-effective solution. ...


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I'd go with a light application of T-Cut or cutting paste. Be very careful just to take the new paint off. It should make fairly light work of new spray paint.


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I have personally used brake parts cleaner. It shouldn't harm dried clear coat factory paint. Any other paint will be annihilated, though. Alternatives are acetone, paint thinner, gasoline. I'd use extra care with those 3. (some other people with personal experience using these) ...


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I have similar problem as yours. My solution is : put several dolls (animal shaped, e.g. dog, should be scary enough) on the car's area where they usually come and sit (on my case, it's on the front part, above the machine's cap, I'm not sure what it's called in English). So far it's effective to keep the cats away. p.s. the drawback is, my neighbor ...



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