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Old 09-21-2010, 10:17 AM   #35
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Whatever you do, I would practice on the glass. I hate to throw this out there, how about a single edge razor blade. Obviously, you will need to be extremely careful.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:42 AM   #36
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mineral spirits on the end of a qtip will remove it. soak the end of a qtip with mineral spirits and blotch it on it. wait a few seconds and then it will come right off. i am 99% sure it will not harm your paint at all. but maybe junkman would know better. but i know for sure mineral spirits will do the trick.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:57 AM   #37
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Mineral spirits is petroleum based. I wouldn't consider this an option because you risk etching the paint. On a black car that will really show up.

I don't doubt it working, but very risky.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:18 AM   #38
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What......lol, My freinds car won't kill me.......



Or a Super Charger instead of wheels.

Beats me........ These guys think it's MY car. Psh..............

I don't do stuff like this. ................



Ok,,,,,,,,, FINE.............. It's my car............

The story remains the same. My brother in law turned the compresor on and it was on the fix-a-flat part of the setting. It sprayed all over.

Problem is I couldn't wash it off that night, and now I'm left with this.
Did you break any bones on this one?
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:23 AM   #39
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Mineral spirits is petroleum based. I wouldn't consider this an option because you risk etching the paint. On a black car that will really show up.

I don't doubt it working, but very risky.


Avoid using mineral spirits on the paint at all costs.

Have you tried WD-40? It's safe on the paint.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:37 AM   #40
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Mineral spirits is petroleum based. I wouldn't consider this an option because you risk etching the paint. On a black car that will really show up.

I don't doubt it working, but very risky.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:39 PM   #41
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Whatever you do, I would practice on the glass. I hate to throw this out there, how about a single edge razor blade. Obviously, you will need to be extremely careful.
You got me thinking perhaps try an old credit card on the glass to see if that would work.

That is one of the things that is recommended to remove coraline algae off of the glass in an aquarium.

I do have a special blade for that that works better.
http://www.kentmarine.com/products/k...r-ss-blade.htm
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:58 PM   #42
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hey everyone i just reached out to fixaflat and there technical department via email and here is a copy of the email they sent me back.

Dear Chuck,

Thank you for your inquiry.

We recommend mineral spirits to dissolve the Fix a Flat. Dampen a rag
with mineral spirits and lightly rub the affected area. When done,
wash the affected area and rinse well. Next, apply a coat of wax to
the affected area.

Best Regards,
Technical Service - RM

On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:17:02 -0400 you wrote:

>hello some fix a flat dried on the paint of my car. do you have any
idea what i
>can use to remove this?....chuck
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:16 PM   #43
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I hope your spots come off.
I heard that fix-a-flat is bad for your rims and not to use it.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:21 PM   #44
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PQ, you're in Alabama, try some "Moonshine" on it!
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:41 PM   #45
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I used to work with wheels and tires and I have seen several cases where the fix-a-flat has eaten through the aluminum wheels if it is left in the tire for a period of time, so you might wanna get it off pretty quickly. It is ok to use it with steel wheels but not aluminum. I can only imagine what it does to paint. I am not sure why GM would give this crap out with a new car and I really dont know why anybody that has any common sence about vehicles would use this stuff.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:17 PM   #46
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Do you have any more of the fix a flat stuff?

Sometimes the exact same stuff, will take off the dried on crud. It kind of remoisturizes it. I learned that trick with dry erase white boards with marker writing that will not wipe off. You write back over the exact same area with the exact same marker, and wipe off before it dries.

Maybe try a little dab of the fix a flat stuff over one of the spots and wipe off before it dries.

I would first try a solvent called SEM Solv. Find a body shop supply store that carries SEM products. The SEM Solv removes overspray, tar, bugs.... about one of the best solvents out there, and it won't damage the paint.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:28 PM   #47
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I see another catastrophe comin'...
I didn't say it won't ruin the paint. I merely stated what it say's to use from right on the side of the can.

I'd fully expect a repaint after letting something like that dry on your car.
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:28 PM   #48
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So why hasn't "he" tried it instead of going out and buying more stuff? I thought I made a believer out of you at Camaro 5 Fest PQ! Start with clay and see what happens. There is no need to buy anything. You have everything you need right there.

I can't believe that "he" waited this long to get that stuff off the car. It's like hard glue. It seals tires!
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.

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also pretty funny PQ ...... my friends car we all know you have that c5 sticker in your rear quarter window
Lot's of people have a sticker on there. lol

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Why didn't your "friend" do everything in your ,I mean his, power to get that crap off the car right away.

On a serious note PQ, I asked buddy of mine this morning about what you could do. He's in the tire business.

He read this to me on the back of a new can of fix a flat.
While the Fix-A-Flat® product is in a liquid state, it is water soluble and can be removed with a paper towel or rag or preferably, soap and water. Once it has dried Fix-A-Flat® must be removed using odorless, mineral spirits (normally available at hardware stores).
I read that same thing. That's why I tried it.

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

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PQ,

go and see your favorite body shop and ask them what works - they should be able to try some different things and then detail it for you... ahem - for your friend.

You'll just wind up scratching it trying different stuff - let the experts do it for you.
I'm gonna try JMs advice first.

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

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mineral spirits on the end of a qtip will remove it. soak the end of a qtip with mineral spirits and blotch it on it. wait a few seconds and then it will come right off. i am 99% sure it will not harm your paint at all. but maybe junkman would know better. but i know for sure mineral spirits will do the trick.
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.

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Did you break any bones on this one?
Nope. All clear. lol

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hey everyone i just reached out to fixaflat and there technical department via email and here is a copy of the email they sent me back.

Dear Chuck,

Thank you for your inquiry.

We recommend mineral spirits to dissolve the Fix a Flat. Dampen a rag
with mineral spirits and lightly rub the affected area. When done,
wash the affected area and rinse well. Next, apply a coat of wax to
the affected area.

Best Regards,
Technical Service - RM

On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:17:02 -0400 you wrote:

>hello some fix a flat dried on the paint of my car. do you have any
idea what i
>can use to remove this?....chuck
>
>[Inline text/html]
Wish it were that easy.

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PQ, you're in Alabama, try some "Moonshine" on it!
But that would take the paint AND primer off the car. lmao

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I really dont know why anybody that has any common sence about vehicles would use this stuff.
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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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.
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.
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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.
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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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