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Help with a good cleanser.....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by VIPER131, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Jan 13, 2008 at 6:29 PM
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    VIPER131

    VIPER131 [OP] Active Member

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    Leer M180 Canopy w/ Browning Kit, Front & Rear Wet Okele Seat Covers, ScanGuage w/ Blendmount, Warn Trans4mer winch/brushguard, Westin Sliders, Toyota Bed Mat
    I spent the weekend polishing my Tacoma and my g/f's VW Passat.

    Of course my Tacoma came out beautifully.

    My g/f's VW Passat came out beautifully as well with one exception:

    Parked in a parking lot garage (her work) some goob spilt something on her right passenger door. I tried Bug and Tar remover as a solvent based cleaner and the stuff did not come off. I then tried Goo Gone as a latex based cleanser and the spill did not come off. I finally tried -- engine degreaser as another form of solvent cleanser.

    Could you recommend any other cleansers that I could try out. My last option will be to actually polish it out.

    Her car is very nice looking and fun to drive -- it gets 32 mpg and is turbocharged. She works hard, enjoys her car, and is obviously upset about the stain running down her car.

    Thanks for the consideration and any help.

    VIPER131
     
  2. Jan 13, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    try some greased lightning.....dont dilute it, aln let it set into it for about 5 ninutes, then another spray of it or whatever, then try to get it off with a sponge(scrubbing side if possible) and car wash soap. of course, you will want to put a little polish and wax on said area.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    Janster

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    I'd polish it out ....

    Gotta be careful when using cleansers on the paint. It could remove the-whatever-clear coating Toyota uses. Atleast, that's what I'd be concerned about.

    Not in my truck (Thank Gawd) - but I ran over some wet line paint one time and it sprayed onto my car (years ago). Ended up polishing it off cuz nothing else worked.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2008 at 8:51 AM
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    deer_pop

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    WD-40 takes off lots of stuff and I don't think it will harm the paint or anything.

    If the WD-40 takes the crap off, then I would give it a good clean and wax that area.

    Hope it helps. Good luck.
     
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