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confused how do you remove melted rubber from paintwork?

I tried bug and tar remover etc but i think this has been on there so long its officially a part of the body work now!!

Any ideas guys?

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Re: how do you remove melted rubber from paintwork?

Well dont know about removal, but putting masking tape around and over the wheel arches before doing burnouts is a good way to stop it sticking, might not look that good, but keeps it clean :0)

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Re: how do you remove melted rubber from paintwork?

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I tried bug and tar remover etc but i think this has been on there so long its officially a part of the body work now!!

Any ideas guys?

Thanks


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Try Prepsol or some equivalent solvent product BUT as always, try it on your paintwork where it won't matter before hand to be careful. Also maybe white spirits, but wash it off with soapy water immediately, don't do it on hot body work or in direct sunlight or leave it on for any length of time...and there's always a detailer if you can afford it.
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Re: how do you remove melted rubber from paintwork?

Meguiars clay block - need patience to use it but it works wonders.

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Re: how do you remove melted rubber from paintwork?

I would have expected it to more or less peel off ? (Obviously I haven't been doing big enough burn-outs and am yet to have this prob )
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Re: how do you remove melted rubber from paintwork?

What about a hair dryer.
Just put it on the hot setting & wait till it starts to get a little tacky & it should just peel off.

The best thing to do is to clean it off straight away BEFORE it has time to set. I have never had problems doing it that way.

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Re: how do you remove melted rubber from paintwork?

I use thinners and believe it or not it works a treat and doesn't strip the paint off! (of course the guy who painted it told me to do this before i attacked my paint with a thinners rag).

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Re: how do you remove melted rubber from paintwork?

Guys the safest thing is eucalyptus oil for tar and rubber removal but use Maximus's idea as well first soften it up then get the eucalyptus oil on to it.

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Re: how do you remove melted rubber from paintwork?

I don't know whats going on there, because I have had the same problem, but mine always just falls off when I rub my hand over the guard.

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Re: how do you remove melted rubber from paintwork?

we use everyday car polish at work to get blemishes off ya just have to rub it in alot and keeps going till it comes off
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