How do I remove this black stuff thats around all of my exterior trim

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  1. Golfer

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    Ive tried claybar and that didnt work. Also in the front end there was a bit which I was able to remove with some simple green and lots of scrubbing. Id rather not use simple green on my paint, even if the paint sucks. So how can I remove this stuff without getting all fancy and having to order tools online? Also it is not raised, but rather flat on the paint, like oxidation kinda.

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  2. Golfer

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    also the intercooler has discoloration on it too. How do you clean an intercooler?
     
  3. justin30513

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    I would try a degreaser (ZEP Industrial 4:1) and and paint brush to agitate. Then rinse. Wet the area first and do one badge at a time. Do not let dry and try doing this out of the sun. I use this product daily. Safe but still strong. Its at Home Depot.
     
  4. MartyFukstein

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    This might work. Use a paint brush that is about 2" wide and with short (.7"), stiff bristles.

    Some of that residue is adhesive bleed off from the mounting tape of the emblems and trim. Probably won't come off unless you have the guts to use paint thinner and a paint brush.
     
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    Q-tips and alcohol would probably work too.
     
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    Thanks everyone Ill keep you posted!
     
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    I've found that Stoner's Tarminator works wonders on random gross shit sticking to my paint. It's like $4 a can at Wal-Mart, worth a try.
     
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    All they had at walmart was the one made by GUNK the one in a can for 2.80, that didnt work. The turtle wax tar and paint remover didnt work, the straight up simple green worked meh, with lots of rubbing and the only thing to work decently was oops! but I know that shit cant be good to rub onto the paint. Fuck this sucks :/ Thinking about blowing some money on a PC and trying to pick up that hobby as this paint is just disgusting. Its like all of the aluminum and metal parts have corrosion on them. I worked on the valve cover today and it took like 15 minutes of sanding with 120grit just to get the shit to shine....
     
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    but its not raised like adhesive residue, more like paint contamination, kinda
     
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    My work van had some very persistent staining around the emblems and black window trim. Nothing worked, it came down to either taking off the badges completely or working in some compound with a detail brush. It took care of it and quickly, but I'd only use that approach as a last resort as it will create some light hazing that's difficult to remove in such tight areas.
     
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    I considered removing the emblems but that doesn't resolve the issue from where the parts mate up sadly. What compound did you use and how did you apply it?
     
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    Goo Gone? :dunno:
     
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    3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner, and/or pick up some Wax and Grease remover from a paint and body supply shop.
     
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    Does make a nice cake frosting though. :yum:
     
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  22. ldaggerl

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    I'd try purple power. Simple green doesn't stand up to the power of purple power. Its great shit but DO NOT let it dry on your paint and just make sure your car is cool and use water to keep everything wet then wash that area.
     
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    Agreed, there isnt much purple power wont get out but like above DO NOT LET IT DRY.
     
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    toothbrush some paint reducer and your good, wax after your done.
     

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