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Old 04-26-10, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default WD40 safe on car paint?

I just bought a used IS that has some paint overspray on in. I tried claying which removed some of the smaller specs but takes forever. WD40 seems to work alot better. I tested a couple spots and wiped away quickly with a damp cloth. It doesnt seem to damage the surface at all. Just wana see what you guys think before I do the rest of the car.
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Old 04-27-10, 12:44 AM   #2
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WD-40 has recommended their product for removing bugs, tar, etc off of automotive paint.

Not sure if it's safe, but I've had WD-40 accidentally sprayed on my car and there was no ill-effect.

WD-40 is mainly a water displacer anyways. It's nothing strong like PB-Blaster or Kroil.
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There's no history that it affects cured urethane enamels whatsoever.

Yes, safe.

Great for removing tar.
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try useing some clay
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"WD-40 is mainly a water displacer anyways."

100% correct, but I still would make sure that I cleaned the area well with soap and water after you get the bugs off. Then wax the area because the WD - 40 can eat away at the wax if not cleaned up.
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I saw a copy of an email at work last week describing the use of WD-40.. There were 40 uses and removing luv bugs was one of them without harming the paint.. I couldn't believe the uses for this stuff..
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I love using WD-40! It takes almost all the grimmy stubborn dirt off! For even harder dirt, I use Acetone. But that one you gotta be careful. If you rub really hard, you'll rub the paint right off. Acetone does wonders.
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I read that it says it'll help prevent mud and road tar from sticking, anyone try that yet?
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I've used carb cleaner on paint...

Got undercoating overspray that caught the wind. Had to spray half the car with the stuff to clean it off!

No ill effect.
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I read that it says it'll help prevent mud and road tar from sticking, anyone try that yet?
When used on wheel wells, yes it does work.
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It surprisingly works great on removing stubborn dead bugs
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