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How to Use a Self-Service Car Wash
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How to Take Wax Off Your Car
Keeping your vehicle shiny and looking new takes some work. Washing your vehicle on a regular basis is a great start, but it also needs to be waxed frequently. While all...
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How to Fix Streaky Wax On a Car
Whenever you wax your car, you expect the end result to be a clean, bright finish that protects your paint. Even though applying wax to your car’s finish is a pretty...
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How to Protect Your Car From Rust
Rust on a vehicle not only looks unsightly, but also reduces the value when selling the vehicle or using it as a trade-in to purchase a new car....
How to Care for the Paint on Your Car
Caring for the paint job on your car is one of the best ways to keep your car looking great all year round. Regular washing and cleaning, followed...
How to Remove Lumps of Paint on Your Car
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How to Remove Egg Stains From Your Car's Paint Job
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Undercoat to prevent rust
Anything to cut off or slow the corrosion will help but may also cover damage from existing damage. The cost of undercoating is up to you, but it may not be worth it depending on how much you are being...
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Exhaust system issues and multiple malfunctioning within car - 1992 Lincoln Mark VII
The brakes and ABS are clearly the highest priority, being a safety issue. If the exhaust system is rusty or leaking exhaust gases somewhere other than the tailpipe, that should be repaired next. Other items follow in their order of...
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I have deep, thick layers of tar on my paint.
The easiest way to remove bug mess and tar from your paint is to lay a pre-treated wipe over the affected area and let it soak. This allows the chemicals to soak in and saturate the tar. Try rinsing off...
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Spay painted wheels and it didnt dry and has wrinkles.
If you cannot use the paint stripper to get off the paint, try letting it dry then sand it smooth and then put on another coat of paint. First let the rims set in the sun to dry and harden...
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Discoloration in paint work
You will need to take the car to a body and paint repair shop or the dealer to let them have a look at the damaged paint. It sounds like something was on the car that damaged the paint while...
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Advice on painting a car?
Hey there! It's great that you want to become a mechanic! Paint jobs are great ways to start getting use to working with cars. In order to prepare a vehicle for a good paint job, there is a lot of...
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How can I paint a fendor on my Jeep grand Cherokee
Hello. There are several ways that you can accomplish painting just one panel. It really depends on your level of experience and how you feel most comfortable performing the task. You can start by removing the entire panel if you...
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Tips for sap removal?
The first thing to try since it is hardened is to use a hot soapy water solution. Have the water as hot as you can stand it without burning your hands. The hottest water can be poured onto the sap...
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I spray painted my chrome wheels flat black a while back and now I want the paint off! Help?
Hi there. The best stuff to use to remove paint off chrome is Rust-Oleum Aircraft Remover (a paint remover for aircraft vehicles). The remover is very powerful, so you will want to cover the paint on your vehicle with cardboard...
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Undercoating the car prior to inclement weather?
Hi there. The undercoating you're father is referring to was a very common factory or aftermarket addition in the Northern United States from the mid-1950's up until the late 1990's. It was essentially a polymer spray that protected exposed steel...
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Got my vehicle undercoated - how long does it take to dry?
Depends on a few different factors. First it will depend on the type of undercoating you got. Some are oil based and will take about a week to dry on the outer layer in temperatures above 70F degrees. If the...
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Used car dealer offer rust proofing.
Hi there. Rust proofing your vehicle is very important to prevent your vehicle from rusting or corroding. I recommend getting the free roof rust proofing for your vehicle. The dealership is advertising this for you to come in and get...
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Can you buff or polish a car using a just buffer without having to wax it?
Using a buffer on a car's paint to get out scratches would require the use of a compound liquid to take off some of the paint surface. If you buff too much in one spot, then you will take off...
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There is a scratch on my car I can't get out. how do i fix it
Any time you get a scratch in your paint you should have a body shop check it. They will not charge you to look at it. If the scratch gets too deep it could cause the metal to rust. If...
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need paint code for my Audi A5
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undercoating
If your vehicle is already in service, there is probably some rust and corrosion already on the underbody. Undercoating is useless on those segments because the rust will simply continue unabated once coated. There is little, if any added benefit,...
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Car paint orange peel problem 1999 Suzuki
Hi there - orange peel is caused by not getting the proper amount of paint on the surface quickly enough (talking seconds here) to allow proper "flow" of the paint particles together at the surface. Excess dried paint particles will...
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Touch up paint removal
The cost to repaint a bumper will depend on the amount of paint damage and if the bumper skin is damaged and needs repaired in order to prep for repainting. Plastic bumpers require special paint and additives to allow the...
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Whitish marks on car. Need to find a way to make the paint job look better without getting whole new one
If the damage to the paint is on the surface you can use a good past wax or mile compound to rub off the marks and follow it with a good wax. If the paint has been damaged then a...
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Can I powder coat calipers that are already powder coated?
You can put on a second powder coat on your calipers as long as the powder coat is the same product. The original powder coat will have to be sanded down to create a rough surface to allow the second...

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