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#16 cal844

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 10:33 PM

One thing worth mentioning is on all cars not just the mini, if the badges have been there any length of time, when removed can leave a shadow in the lacquer, and no amount of polishing removes it.


This! Plus don't use WD40 on paint, it's got silly amounts of silicone in it which is a painters nightmare!

We use a new filler spreader to lift the badge off, then some prep clean (panel wipe) wash on, wash off until its off. It won't damage the lacquer like some brake clean or thinners will. If you can't get panel wipe an old trick is to use some petrol that's been sat about for a few weeks....

Happy to be corrected on the above but it's just how we do things. My dad has 30 years in the trade

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 01:12 PM

I'm pretty sure that standard WD40 is Silicone free, so no need to worry about that.

If you buy the "WD40 Silicone Lubricant", don't spray that all over the paintwork.

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 01:29 PM

This is true 



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Posted 29 October 2020 - 01:35 PM

Standard wd40 has silicone in it, its marked as silicone free but still causes issues due to silicone...

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 08:15 PM

Although it risks going off topic, can I ask why you believe the standard WD40 does contain Silicone?

 

I ended up going to the manufactures web site, and the quote below is taken directly from the Technical Datasheet for their "Multi-Use Aerosol" product:

 

GENERAL:Nearly all materials react to WD-40 as they would to high grade aliphatic petroleum spirits with the same exposure, i.e., spray, quick dip or prolonged immersion. WD-40 contains no silicone, PTFE or chlorofluoracarbons.

 

Not looking to be argumentative, just curious.
 



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Posted 29 October 2020 - 10:20 PM

We have had numerous issues during painting stages with silicone over the years, the only thing that has silicone in it in our garage is wd40. We must have somehow got it on the panels and has given issues.

Even on cars that have been degreased at every opportunity before spraying, we still had issues as we were doing work on other areas before painting.

In general if we purchase any silicone sealer they go into a sealed box in another shed along with an application gun.


The great news is that WD40 will not damage car paint! Which many love to hear because there is a good deal of uses for WD40 on a car. You should note that after using WD40, you will want to wash the area with soap and water as it has been known to change the appearance of the wax that is already on the vehicle.

WD40 is formulated with silicone, the same as many waxes and polishes that you use on vehicles. There are no harmful ingredients in the product that will damage car paint. (But will give issues called fish eyes or micro blistering when you repaint a car.)

Above paragraph was pulled from here
https://www.carcarep...mage-car-paint/

Edited by cal844, 29 October 2020 - 10:32 PM.





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