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*Official* Ask A Detailer Thread

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mShu7, May 12, 2008.

  1. Nov 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM
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    RPain

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    Hello everyone, last night I went out to my truck and found someone had poured paint all over my hood and windshield. Fortunately it was still wet so I was able to get most of it off. I do still have some that has dried on the black area around my wipers and the windshield. Does anyone have advice for removing the paint without fading the plastic or ruining the windshield?

    For the record this was a random act of vandalism.. probably a political maniac.
     
  2. Nov 11, 2016 at 11:58 AM
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    What kinda of paint is it? Oil based or water based?
     
  3. Nov 11, 2016 at 12:02 PM
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    I'm thinking it was oil based. I didn't come off very easily with water once it started drying.
     
  4. Nov 11, 2016 at 6:42 PM
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    then you probably screwed. only way is chemicals and I don't know how they will react with plastic, most likely not good. maybe its easier to get new plastic piece? or clean it with chemicals and then paint it?
     
  5. Nov 11, 2016 at 7:58 PM
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    Take it to a professional detailer. Be surprised at what a pro can do.
     
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  6. Nov 12, 2016 at 7:33 AM
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    We found the person that did it. We'll give them the option to pay for all of our vehicles to be professionally detailed or we are pressing charges :D
     
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  7. Nov 12, 2016 at 3:30 PM
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    If you have proof, I don't know why you aren't pressing charges and still making them pay. Just asking them from paying won't stop them from doing it again. If they did pour paint all over your trucks, the color correction the detailer will do is still going to remove some clear coat away if they can get it perfect. I don't know the whole story behind this. If it's on the hood and windshield only...the hood will be the most difficult... glass should be easy to remove paint. Hood should cost couple hundred to correct...then if you decide to do the whole truck can run $600 to $1000 depending on the amount of time.

    So how did you find out it was the correct person...they had a can of paint in hand the next day in the field or caught vandalizing another vehicle?
     
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  8. Nov 13, 2016 at 9:19 AM
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    It was a disgruntled next door neighbor that we've had multiple issues with. Found the paint spilled next to their garage which is enough of a reason for the police to search their garage. It's an 85 yr old woman who is on the verge of insanity. Fortunately I was able to wash the paint off the body while it was wet so that should be okay. Just have to get it off the windshield and the area around the wipers. We will be moving forward with pressing charges. She did it to 5 other cars on the street as well...
     
  9. Nov 13, 2016 at 2:02 PM
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    Hopefully the charges and conviction will put her in a safe place to protect her from herself.
     
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  10. Nov 13, 2016 at 3:21 PM
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    No disrespect or trying to bicker... but spilled paint can and even if it's the same brand ... it's not enough proof. Filming her in the act or having a witness (multiple) would be the way to catch and help the mentality lady. Even if the paint belonged to her, attorney can argue that the garage was left open and someone else took the paint and poured it. Saying you found spilled paint is not enough evidence... or I don't know if that's enough probable cause for a warrant. But if you got her to admit and to pay...then the best result is to get compensated and hope she doesn't do it again. If you want to pursue the matter... need concrete evidence... unless AZ is a bit different than other states.
     
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    :stayontopic: Lol. Been looking for a reason to use that. :D
     
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  13. Nov 14, 2016 at 5:01 AM
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    Bawlmore Bite my shiny metal bumper.

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    Spent 8 hours yesterday washing, claying and cleaning the undercarriage of the truck; with plans to polish and seal today. Last night the neighbors had a bonfire and there is soot all over the tacoma this morning... back to square one.
     
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  14. Nov 14, 2016 at 6:22 AM
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    Just give her a rinse off and wipe down. Maybe reclay if you have to....but you know you shouldn't have stopped there o_O
     
  15. Nov 14, 2016 at 6:45 AM
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    true, even after having loads of circumstantial evidence you still have to see the person in the act or have a witness to the act of vandalism or it didn't happen. I know this when I came out one morning and my trucks driver door was caved in, I knew a newspaper delivery truck dropped off papers across my street backed out and went up the street, had white paint on my blue truck, went to the newspaper place found out what number truck delivered those papers that day it had my blue paint and a dent in its rear quarter panel, called the cops they made a report, went to court brought the cop too, driver was there with a lawyer, judge asks me did you see it happen or have a witness? no , then it never happened. better off to just lie and say yes I did see him hit me if I was to do it again.
     
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  16. Nov 14, 2016 at 6:52 AM
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    Bawlmore Bite my shiny metal bumper.

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    You know damn well a full detail takes more than 1 full day, my only regret is not getting it into the garage.
     
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  17. Nov 14, 2016 at 6:59 AM
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    You had a garage to put it in?! Oh c'mon man... :rolleyes:
     
  18. Nov 14, 2016 at 7:31 AM
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    Admittedly, I was not sober. I still blame you because your 25 hour detail inspired all this nonsense.
     
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  19. Nov 14, 2016 at 8:28 AM
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    Blame accepted.

    However! 15hr *

    :wink:
     
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  20. Nov 23, 2016 at 11:31 AM
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    11 years of sun seems to have taken its toll on my hoodscoop, the plastic insert (removable) is peeling. The clearcoat is bubbling and has seen better days, does anybody have any suggestions...?

    I called a few local body shops and they quoted me a few hundred dollars and gave the impression it was not even remotely worth their time, ok.
    A new SWB hoodscoop from toyota is like $300 :frusty:

    does anybody have any suggestions before its really too late? Is it possible to peel off the clearcoat and put a new coat on?

    This picture was like 5 months ago, it looks worse now. Thanks guys

     
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