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Help! Just rubbed paint on my bumper!

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by hingisfan, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. hingisfan

    hingisfan hingisfan_Mark_V

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    Was at Costco loading a large item and then swung the flat bed cart around and dinged my bumper with it. Any special product or household item to get the paint off? I don't think I dented the bumper or scratched it badly, just need the orange paint off. Thanks!
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  2. Sonny Daze

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    #2 Sonny Daze, Jun 5, 2017
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    I use bug and tar remover. Don't rub too hard, multiple gentle attempts is safer.

    Edit: I would use a microfiber towel and rub left to right to minimize the appearance of any scratches you may cause.
     
  3. benjiejr

    benjiejr Technogeekextraordinaire

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    I've used this product before and it should remove that orange paint pretty easily without damaging the car's paint. I'm not an expert on this topic so I can't say if this is the best product for the situation, but it worked well in my case. Good luck!

    Amazon.com: Meguiar's G17216 Ultimate Compound - 15.2 oz.: Automotive

    You might need to use a polish afterwards to remove any swirling.
     
  4. hingisfan

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    Thanks.... I have some bug and tar here already so I'll try that first.
     
  5. kev1n

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    you can also try nail polish remover if you have that around, dont rub too heavily and make sure to clean off the area after as this stuff is more aggressive.

    the ultimate compound will not really work on something like that.

    a clay bar would do great as well if you have that.
     
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    Have you tried rubbing alcohol yet? I'd give that a shot and then rinse it off afterwards. Acetone would definitely work but might be too harsh for the paint.
     
  7. zackmilo

    zackmilo No chrome for me!

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    So sorry. chemical guys insta-wax takes off paint transfer
     
  8. Dborn

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    A simple wipe down with some paint thinner on a microfiber will take that off with no elbow grease ( same with paint transfer from another car rubbing yours). Literally one or two wipes. Seen it done and works like magic. If you don't have paint thinner, your friendly neighborhood crash repair shop may be kind enough to dampen a microfiber for you to use. Really, VERY simple,
     

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