Handy WD 40 scuff tip for those who dont already know

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  1. buttons

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    I managed to scrape a post while doing a 6 point turn yesterday looked a right mess with paint from the post implanted around a large area of the front quarter of the bumper.
    Had a glance on Youtube where they recommended WD40 to remove the paint. Called into Halfords got some WD40 and some T-cut. Just ten minuets of elbow grease and it looks like new, not a sign of any paint. Amazed......(y)
     
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    I might get my wife a Xmas hamper of WD40 and T - cut for her car(y)
     
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    Sorry sir, our mechanic had a little bump in your car

    Do not worry about it though, a drop of WD40 and some t cut and it will be as right as rain.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Of course you are jesting Mr Jaws I think your example is a bit passed even the largest can of WD40. My own misfortune was just skin deep with the transfer of gray paint to my white paint. Plenty of it but no dents or major scratches.
    Spraying the wd40 liberally onto the secondary paint lifted it like magic, it came off in lumps leaving just very minor imperfections to be Tcut into invisibility. ;)
     
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    Be careful using T cut, it contains Ammonia which isn`t good for paint work, Farecla G3 is far superior.
     
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    Thanks...I did look at G3 in halfords today and was tempted but decided on Tcut as I thought it was better the devil you know. G3 had a number of products which I read all instructions but ended up confused as to which one to use so settled for Tcut.
     
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    T-cut has been around since Henry Ford was a lad.......why is it suddenly not good for paint, the very thing it was invented for.

    Probably something thought up by a tree hugger.
     
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    modern water based paints dont like t cut so i was told
     
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    Gel coats will discolour if you use Tcut on them
     
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    You have let us men down. You mean you don't carry a good supply of WD40 and Duct Tape at all times? :eek::p
     
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    I do but I took it out to use at home recently and forgot to put it back.:)
     
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    You mean to say that you only have one can?
     
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    I am a fulltimer and I have 3 cans. 1 in toolbox in back. small one in drawer in van and another in the cab. Proper men never buy WD40 because they have run out or forgot it They buy it just in case...:p:p:p
     
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    Those were the first items that got put into the "tool chest" in our van! :D
     
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    Why wouldn't you have WD40 when you can buy handy van sized cans in Pound land :)
     
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    Yes T cut has been around a long time, but it has always had Ammonia in it and thus isn`t and never has been a mates with car paint finishes.
    It will cloud the paint, definitely don`t use on gel coats or fibre glass.
    I do believe that T cut has brought out another product called Metallic best advice I can give would be go down to your local spray shop and see what they use.

    Farecla comes in different products, G3, liquid and Paste, these are first stage cutting compounds, G6 for use on older paint finishes, and G10 is a fine abrasive compound.
     
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    The OP it seems is talking about residual paint he has picked up not damage or at least severe damage to his MH ? Any old polish or oil would remove that.

    T cut is a vile petrochemical based product full of nasty ingredients . It has no place in today's products range which has many more far better alternatives.

    Beware G6 and G6 are AOI polishes. Use them incorrectly and you can easily strike through lacquer . Bodyshops love G3 and G6 because they are AOIs..... Saves time and less stages.
    The best products will not be found in body shops. Your local detailer will be the one to speak too if you want a predictable and correct polish for the specific application.

    Not all paints are equal. Some are soft. Some are hard. Some are in the middle. Some are thick some are thin . It really is worth asking what it is exactly you need before spending money on quality polishes that are either to abrasive or not abrasive enough.

    Take a wee look in the detailing section...... (y)
     
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    If ever there was an overrated, overpriced and misused product, it’s WD-40. The name says it all – “Water Displacement, trial number 40”.

    It’s made from petroleum distillates and designed to displace water.. it is not a good lubricant.

    it’s good for cleaning off oil and grease.. and as the OP has discovered.. residual paint.

    Spray it into a lock and it will only wash out any remaining lubricant .. a few days later the lock will have all but seized .

    Spray it on tools.. and they eventually rust ..

    As a lubricant, WD40 is little better than spraying with paraffin .. If you want an aerosol lubricant use a spray oil, such as Vaseline Spray or a silicone lubricant..

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40

    WD-40's formula is a trade secret. To avoid disclosing its composition, the product was not patented in 1953, and the window of opportunity for patenting it has long since closed.[4][7] WD-40's main ingredients as supplied in aerosol cans, according to U.S. Material Safety Data Sheet information, are:

    • 50% "aliphatic hydrocarbons". The manufacturer's website claims this ratio in the current formulation cannot accurately be described as Stoddard solvent, a similar mixture of hydrocarbons.[8]
    • <25% petroleum base oil. Presumably a mineral oil or light lubricating oil.
    • 12-18% low vapor pressure aliphatic hydrocarbon. Reduces the liquid's viscosity so that it can be used in aerosols. The hydrocarbon evaporates during application.
    • 2-3% carbon dioxide. A propellant which is now used instead of the original liquefied petroleum gas to reduce WD-40's flammability.
    • <10% inert ingredients.
    The German version of the mandatory EU safety sheet lists the following safety-relevant ingredients:

     
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    any tips for scraped plastic?
     
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