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# 35968 17-Jun-2009 19:17
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In the past few days I have noticed white marks on my windscreen as well as on the side of my car.  I thought it was just dirt but when I tried to remove it, it wouldn't go.

I tried polish; no luck.  In the end, I had to use my finger nails to remove the marks off the windscreen.  However, there are marks remaining on the paintwork which I do not wish to use my finger nails to remove.  It looks like white paint marks splattered at high speed (maybe when I was on the motorway?!).

What do you guys think it may be?  And a solution?

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  # 225938 17-Jun-2009 19:37
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Depends on the paint, if it does not have a clear cote then a cutting compound would be the way to go. If it does have a clear you might want to talk to a specilest.



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  # 225940 17-Jun-2009 19:42
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The paint marks aren't transparent. I have no idea where it came from. Would cement splashes cause this too? I don't remember going through huge puddles to get it onto the windscreen and the side panel.

 
 
 
 


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  # 225975 17-Jun-2009 21:11
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using a small amount of thinners, this will remove the whilte paint, then use a cutting compound to restore the shine and the a polish to protect

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  # 225978 17-Jun-2009 21:14
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Possibly a plastic "creditcard" card may be able to push them off depending how large the splatters are, a razor scraper will work for the windscreen but don't get it near the paintwork!
My MR2 got "painted" whilst in storage, has clear coat. I used methylated spirits but was terrified of it taking the clearcoat off, I would not try anything more severe than kerosene and try it on a hidden area of paint first

Seriously, might pay to leave it to the experts.



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  # 226386 18-Jun-2009 18:39
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Thanks guys for your response.

The windscreen is looking sweet now thanks to the cutting blade.

Mineral turpentine and methylated spirits both can take the paint off. Can someone tell me which one is more "abrasive"? I would like to use the less abrasive option, of course, thanks!

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  # 226388 18-Jun-2009 18:40
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Meths, it drys off super quick.



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  # 226401 18-Jun-2009 19:02
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So do you mean meths is less abrasive mate?

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