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    Car Boot - Marks

    Ive already washed and T cut my car last week and am not sure but I only noticed them after taking my car to a garage a few months back after they sprayed and sorted my rear bumper out. Although I honestly cant recall if they were there prior to the work being done or if its me with the hot weather however I've used my car inc boot etc and there aren't any other marks like that on the boot

    Long story short

    1.) what can I do to get rid of the marks?

    2.) would it be worth while asking the garage or just sort it out myself ?

    Thanks

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    Car Boot - Marks-imageuploadedbyedugeek1374926814.138749.jpg
    Car Boot - Marks-imageuploadedbyedugeek1374926827.765545.jpg
    Car Boot - Marks-imageuploadedbyedugeek1374926837.672608.jpg

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    That's weird finger marks. Tcut should take the top layer off so is it under the lacquer

    Finger print yourself and see if its your print
    Last edited by round2it; 27th July 2013 at 07:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by round2it View Post
    That's weird finger marks. Tcut should take the top layer off so is it under the lacquer

    Finger print yourself and see if its your print
    How do I do that. No ink ?

    How can I get rid of them ?
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 27th July 2013 at 08:59 PM.

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    If you use T-Cut, use the metallic version. It's not as harsh, and just works on the lacquer rather than cutting through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    If you use T-Cut, use the metallic version. It's not as harsh, and just works on the lacquer rather than cutting through it.
    @3s-gtech

    Got this one ( see attached image )

    Car Boot - Marks-imageuploadedbyedugeek1374955344.693376.jpg

    Presume that's not the metallic one

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    That is suncream.

    You will probably find that the marks belong to you or your nearest and dearest.

    You will also have sod all chance of them ever going fully.

    The particle size of suncream gets between the paint polymers.

    Tcut and all the rest do make a difference for a while and with repeated effort you may get somewhere eventually.

    Sorry to bear bad news.

    BoX

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    Quote Originally Posted by box_l View Post
    That is suncream.

    You will probably find that the marks belong to you or your nearest and dearest.

    You will also have sod all chance of them ever going fully.

    The particle size of suncream gets between the paint polymers.

    Tcut and all the rest do make a difference for a while and with repeated effort you may get somewhere eventually.

    Sorry to bear bad news.

    BoX
    I agree. Similar marks on my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I agree. Similar marks on my car
    Annoying. Not anything else I can use or do ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    anything else I can use or do?
    It might be worth posting your question (and photos) on the CleanYourCar or DetailingWorld forums. Someone there should be able to give you more suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    It might be worth posting your question (and photos) on the CleanYourCar or DetailingWorld forums. Someone there should be able to give you more suggestions.
    http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/forum/...p?f=20&t=20232

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    Do you have any Isopropyl Alcohol you can try?

    Edit. eBay is a lot cheaper than Maplins if you need to buy some.
    Last edited by Arthur; 27th July 2013 at 11:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Do you have any Isopropyl Alcohol you can try?
    Not sure if its IPA but have got something that I purchased last year off of ebay to clean a heatsink will try n find it and see

    Thats not gonna ruin the paint work I presume?

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    I haven't had any issues cleaning things with IPA in the past (although I mainly use it on computers). It might be worth putting a small amount on a cotton bud to start with.

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    Depending on when the paint was done, (older than 5 years old) IPA will ruin the paintwork laquer and make it bubble up, ruining the coat. Not worth doing that unless you plan to respray the section after. Learnt from experience on this one.

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