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Old 09-21-2010, 02:07 PM   #51
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That really sux. When are you going to stop letting this car beat you up? I would have ran it into a tree buy now and walked away. Looks like it might it might be time to call your insurance guy. Although with your luck with this car, if you get it fixed two days later a tree will fall on it or it will get stolen.
The rubbing compound and the broken finger, and this are the only self inflited damages.

And I'm just putting Camaro5.com to the test. See if they can help fix problems............... it's worked every time. I can get out of this cheaply.

Domino chain of events though.

Wheels were bad. Broke my finger trying to get them fixed. Had my sensors stolen while trying to get them fixed. No sensor = ruined tire. Ruined tire = fix-a-flat on my car.

It's the butterfly effect. Had I gotten good wheels from the beggining, I'd be about 4 thousand dollars better. 2400.00 for my finger, 320.00 shipping my wheels back the first time, 325.00 for the second mount and balance, 60.00 first dismount third mount and balance 80.00 (Shop felt bad for me)

Ugh...........................
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:14 PM   #52
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I had to leave the car in Louisiana and it was dark as hell when I finally got the car off the road and to my in-laws. I did the best I could in the dark. But I certainly could have done better.

Lot's of people have a sticker on there. lol



I read that same thing. That's why I tried it.

Nope. I was actually waiting for your advice here. First thing GTAHVIT said to me, "Ask Junkman" lol

I'm gonna try JMs advice first.



Bonnie recommended a Razor Blade too......lol

I used the mineral spirits. Goo be gone, goof off, and a few other paint safe things. It got all of the stuff off except fot the thick spots.

Nope. All clear. lol

Wish it were that easy.

But that would take the paint AND primer off the car. lmao

When you are in the back woods at 2am like I mean 'Deliverance' came to mind. Bars on every door and window, and in a dangerous curve, you do what you have to do. Besides, the nozel was set for fixaflat and we just wanted air.

Nothing wrong with fix-a-flat if used correctly. I don't care what ANY 'Expert' says. You just have to clean it out asap.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:15 PM   #53
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Maybe letting mineral spirits sit on it for a few minutes to try to soak in?

I know goo gone will damage paint if left on too long, so I wouldn't leave that stuff on long. But mineral spirits or a solvent like SEM Solv should be OK for a few minutes.
I let the mineral spirits soak on for probably 20 minutes. I just soaked the rag and kept the area soaked with it.
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The rubbing compound and the broken finger, and this are the only self inflited damages.

And I'm just putting Camaro5.com to the test. See if they can help fix problems............... it's worked every time. I can get out of this cheaply.

Domino chain of events though.

Wheels were bad. Broke my finger trying to get them fixed. Had my sensors stolen while trying to get them fixed. No sensor = ruined tire. Ruined tire = fix-a-flat on my car.

It's the butterfly effect. Had I gotten good wheels from the beggining, I'd be about 4 thousand dollars better. 2400.00 for my finger, 320.00 shipping my wheels back the first time, 325.00 for the second mount and balance, 60.00 first dismount third mount and balance 80.00 (Shop felt bad for me)

Ugh...........................
You got more patiences than me. That's for sure. I just don't see how you'll get that off without damaging the paint. I hope you do. Someday you might get to enjoy that car to the fullest.
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I let the mineral spirits soak on for probably 20 minutes. I just soaked the rag and kept the area soaked with it.
Wait a minute, didn't their tech support say to dampen a rag
with mineral spirits and lightly rub the affected area? They didn't say anything about "soaking". You didn't let the mineral spirits soak on the paint did you?
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:41 PM   #57
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You got more patiences than me. That's for sure. I just don't see how you'll get that off without damaging the paint. I hope you do. Someday you might get to enjoy that car to the fullest.
I am enjoying the car. It certainly hasn't gotten dull for me. lol

But, ya, I'll get it all ironed out. I suspect others have these issues too, just don't share. lol

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You didn't let the mineral spirits soak on the paint did you?
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It didn't mess the paint up. Washed off real good and shiny. Just took the wax off.
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I am enjoying the car. It certainly hasn't gotten dull for me. lol

But, ya, I'll get it all ironed out. I suspect others have these issues too, just don't share. lol
True, I've had many problems with mine. I've posted a little about them ,but I keep most of it to myself.
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It didn't mess the paint up. Washed off real good and shiny. Just took the wax off.
Okay but if it did, I'll see it at Camaro5 Fest next year and you will have to drop and give me 50!

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Okay but if it did, I'll see it at Camaro5 Fest next year and you will have to drop and give me 50!



I already tried the clay bar. No dice.

I'll try the PC and see how that works. SHR, or do I need something different?
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Fix a flat is essentially a glue, if its dried on in globs like that I'd try to break down as much of it as possible with 3M Adhesive Remover.

Once you get it knocked down some, come back at the remainder with claybar.

Then lastly attempt to polish the rest away.

I'd strongly caution you NOT to take the PC and pads to it if there is any real measurable amount of it still on the finish. If the pad does manage to dislodge a chuck its just going to grind it back into the paint as the pad swings around.

You'll end up with $1000's of dollars of paint damage.
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Fix a flat is essentially a glue, if its dried on in globs like that I'd try to break down as much of it as possible with 3M Adhesive Remover.

Once you get it knocked down some, come back at the remainder with claybar.

Then lastly attempt to polish the rest away.

I'd strongly caution you NOT to take the PC and pads to it if there is any real measurable amount of it still on the finish. If the pad does manage to dislodge a chuck its just going to grind it back into the paint as the pad swings around.

You'll end up with $1000's of dollars of paint damage.
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Note to self: must wipe fix-a-flat immediately after spraying the car... :(
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Note to self: must wipe fix-a-flat immediately after spraying the car... :(
+1,000,000,000,000

I made a mental note.
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Fix a flat is essentially a glue, if its dried on in globs like that I'd try to break down as much of it as possible with 3M Adhesive Remover.

Once you get it knocked down some, come back at the remainder with claybar.

Then lastly attempt to polish the rest away.

I'd strongly caution you NOT to take the PC and pads to it if there is any real measurable amount of it still on the finish. If the pad does manage to dislodge a chuck its just going to grind it back into the paint as the pad swings around.

You'll end up with $1000's of dollars of paint damage.
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Ok. So 3M adhesive remover. Got it. Where do I get it?

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+1,000,000,000,000

I made a mental note.
THe reason I shared this rediculously idiotic story is in hopes that maybe I can help someone else from doing this.
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Ok. So 3M adhesive remover. Got it. Where do I get it?



THe reason I shared this rediculously idiotic story is in hopes that maybe I can help someone else from doing this.
Thanks, I will surely think twice about using fix a flat anywhere near my camaro.

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lmao

Well, at the very least, people should realize that if the knob is set on FixAFlat and not on just AIR, and you push the start button, it's gonna fly all over.

MAKE SURE YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS :(
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You can buy 3m adhesive remover at any autozone or advance autoparts.
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Ok. So 3M adhesive remover. Got it. Where do I get it?
Practically any good Hardware or Auto store will carry it.

PS, it will take some good elbow grease when you go to finally claybar the rest off... so be patient with it.
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Practically any good Hardware or Auto store will carry it.

PS, it will take some good elbow grease when you go to finally claybar the rest off... so be patient with it.


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You can buy 3m adhesive remover at any autozone or advance autoparts.
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Practically any good Hardware or Auto store will carry it.

PS, it will take some good elbow grease when you go to finally claybar the rest off... so be patient with it.
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Got it.

Tomorrow I will get off early and give it a shot.
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PQ....just another idea...

Hit up your local body shop or automotive paint store for some good quality prep-sol. It may also be marketed under the pre kleeno brand.

Basically the stuff used to remove oils and grease from surfaces before paint work. It will strip the wax off...

Stuff is good to have around for all kinds of uses....just a thought!
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PQ....just another idea...

Hit up your local body shop or automotive paint store for some good quality prep-sol. It may also be marketed under the pre kleeno brand.

Basically the stuff used to remove oils and grease from surfaces before paint work. It will strip the wax off...

Stuff is good to have around for all kinds of uses....just a thought!
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