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  1. Three simple steps on how to get paint scuff off a car. Getting paint scuffs off your vehicle can seem like a daunting task if you don’t know how to get paint scuff off the car do it, but in reality, it’s pretty simple and only requires three steps and 3 ingredients that you probably already have around the house.
  2. Spray painted sections of my 2003 Toyota Matrix and as usual, spray paint mismatches with original paint. I'm told the sun fades the original paint somewhat. Is there some kind of product(polish?) anyone could recommend to help camouflage this. Old car, so obviously not looking for perfection, just don't want it to be so obvious.
  3. Sorry if this is placed in the wrong forum but really need some help. I brought a second hand car from a dealer and when buying it we left but he said he has not finished cleaning it. Now the paint has faded dramatically on it and looks rubbish. Thinking he left some sort of polish or colour restorer on it. (It has only faded on bonnet, left hand side & fule cap.. oh and some on roof) and my question is... Is it savable or does it need to be re-spraid or wrapped? I have tried washing it with fine and rougher cloths and sponges and also tried buffing it but with no success.
  4. Hi everyone, I've recently opened my car's headlights to clean and I decided to paint the housings. I painted them Fluorescent Yellow and they look pretty nice. But I ran into the cops and they said my car will need to be impounded and the licensing officer will take a look and charge me. He said the charges will be "Elimination of Headlights" and "Breach of Fitness" I had to bribe the officer to get off but I want some advice before I reopen the lights and have to return them original. Any thoughts?
  5. Hey all, I'm still learning my way around cars and some DIY maintenance and repairs, so any help would be appreciated! I've decided it's time to clean my car up and make it look pretty, like she once did long ago. Theres quite a bit of wear and tear done, and I'm not sure what type of grit I'm going to need. I figured I'd start out with just the trunk, hood, and roof, and if I can successfully pull that off then work to the other panels. I've seen numerous DIY videos from people using cans of spray paint, to using an actual paint gun. I feel as though using the cans of spray paint wont be as effective and last as long as using the gun. I live in Florida and my car sits outside, baking in the sun all day, and I do a lot of highway driving (100 mile commute to work and back). So that being said, my primary concern is the paint's longevity and resistance to the elements. Atleast, enough to last me another 3 to 5 years. I wanted to try and keep the cost of everything down to possibly $300 (max) or under. I had someone tell me to take it to Maaco if I wanted to keep it that cheap, but I havent heard very good reviews about them. All that being said, should I go with the cans of spray paint, or the gun? I'm confused as to what equipment I would need if using the paint gun, including the paint, which I wanted to be a shiny black. A few videos I've seen use varying tools, some say you need an air compressor, some dont. Sorry for the long post! I've attached some pictures to show the wear on the current paint right now.
  6. I have been using the car wash somewhat frequently and I noticed this clear coat flaking off on the fender. At least that is what I think it is. Any ideas on how I should fix it without redoing the whole panel? (Won't be using automatic car washes anymore.)
  7. My carbon fiber hood was extremely weathered when I got it, yesterday afternoon I sanded it down and used a rubbing compound. I put a layer of clear coat on and had an emergency and had to leave. I haven’t had time to finish it the past couple days and now the clear coat is dried and it’s only one thin layer and is not very even (obviously). The hood already looks very good but should I sand the clear coat and even it out and then continue with clear coating or apply the rest of the clear coat onto the first completely dried layer and then sand and polish as I was planning? Please let me know I have never done this before and am unsure of how to get the best results.
  8. Electromagnetic paint: At the first glance, the title seems to be a little bit weird. Well, since the word electromagnetic came just before the word paint, it means that paint will know a different definition this time. Most of you are hearing about this for the first time. Well, for those who just came across this term, let me get them closer to the significance of electromagnetic paint. This later is referring to the ability of making the color or the paint of a car, a motorcycle, or a truck change immediately once it gets touched by electricity. This gives your car the ability to change its color into different colors in just few seconds without the need of your intermediation. It is all automatic. Just imagine how your car will look like if it is painted with paramagnetic paint. Just imagine the looks on the faces of your friends and the crowd in streets. Until now things may be normal, but the non normal thing about it is that the reality of the existence of such paint is still a mystery. Experts and scientists are still trying to figure out a solution to this. The believers of the existence of the electromagnetic paint go a little far by showing amazing videos of some expensive cars that are painted by the electromagnetic paint. In the videos the cars change their colors in just few seconds. They move from green to red, from yellow to blue, from grey to pink and the wonderful thing about all this is the short time in which the whole thing occurred. On the other side, there are the non believers whom they think that the existence of electromagnetic paint or the changing car color paint is just hoax, and those videos on YouTube were made by experts and professionals in videos effects. People are still waiting to know more about this paint, I mean the paramagnetic paint. So, the future may bring a lot of changes that may be able to reveal the truth about car color changing. If it happens to be true, the price will be high for sure. Because you are about to have a multiple car color changing, so you do not have to paint it every year. So, real or fake is up to the coming days. Until then, we are just going to wait with patience, and hope that electromagnetic paint is real and does exist for real. If you want to still in contact with the latest news about paramagnetic paint and know more about it dont forget to visit paramagneticpainthq Thanks in advance.
  9. Hi everyone, I have recently purchased a 1983 BMW 318i and am looking to fix it up a. I need the hennarot red/orange paint (code 052) and I have looked everywhere online for it but is only in America and i live in Australia, please help it would be fantastic, sylvo.
  10. I purchased an ESC button for my car, and plan to hook it up to my aftermarket amplifier to turn it on and off when I please. The reason I purchased this button is because it fits perfectly into one of the blank button spots in my vehicle. The only problem is I wish to remove the ESC logo from the button so it is completely blank. I have included an example of the type of button, and logo I wish to remove in the link below. How would I go about removing this logo?
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