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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 04:15 PM
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bumper cover cleaning recommendations?

I bought a pearl white '95 SC rear bumper a few months back which was in great condition save for some light scratches and blemishes. I washed it using Dawn to strip any waxes remaining on the bumper and clayed the surface to get rid of the majority of scratches and paint rubs from other vehicles. Here's the hitch: There is a lot of bumpy, tar-like oily grime on the sides where the bumper would meet the rear wheel well and for the life of me I can't remove the stuff. Tarminator and a lot of elbow grease have done nothing. Can anybody recommend something else to try?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 04:58 PM
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I bought a pearl white '95 SC rear bumper a few months back which was in great condition save for some light scratches and blemishes. I washed it using Dawn to strip any waxes remaining on the bumper and clayed the surface to get rid of the majority of scratches and paint rubs from other vehicles. Here's the hitch: There is a lot of bumpy, tar-like oily grime on the sides where the bumper would meet the rear wheel well and for the life of me I can't remove the stuff. Tarminator and a lot of elbow grease have done nothing. Can anybody recommend something else to try?
what type of clay were u using? auto magic makes a medium (red) clay for more aggressive stuff.
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what type of clay were u using? auto magic makes a medium (red) clay for more aggressive stuff.
I've never seen the red stuff. I was using the auto magic blue claying kit.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 06:53 PM
 
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If the lumps are pretty sizeable, try using a PLASTIC scraper to knock them down a bit, then rub them with some kerosene, or you might even try some regular gas. CAUTION,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,NO SMOKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2006, 11:19 AM
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get some 3M adhesive remover. its magic on tar/oil based stuff. just disolves it and it wont hurt the paint a bit.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2006, 11:35 AM
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Excellent, just the answer I was looking for. I'd heard goof off was an option too, but some folks reported discoloring issues with it.
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