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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:43 pm 
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I own a lower mile teal car.
My door mouldings have a slight discolor to them and are original.

Doing a search, I found paint thinner will clean them up to look like new?
Is lacquer thinner ok to use? Or what kind of thinner?

I don't want to use the wrong stuff and harm them!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:51 pm 
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I've used what automotive body shops call pre-cleaner worked pretty well. Maybe mineral spirits will work also, just make sure you put a small amount on a towel then wipe.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:06 am 
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yeah lacquer thinner is probably too harsh


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:22 am 
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Ok, I have some of the body shop pre cleaner stuff also also, as well as that body shop wax and grease remover stuff. I guess both are kind of the same.
Anyways I was thinking lacquer thinner would be too harsh too.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:28 am 
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I use lacquer thinner and never a problem.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:20 pm 
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I just used laquer thinner on a towel and waxed the hell out of it. You just swipe it across it all. Just don't scrub it to death

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:09 pm 
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SPEEDFREEK wrote:
I use lacquer thinner and never a problem.



Yea I used Mineral Sprints for most of my cleaning and have never had an issue.

The only thing it doesn't clean good is anything rubber. (Like rubber bushings and isolators)

It eats at the rubber slightly.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:00 pm 
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when I worked at a detail shop we used a product called Rubbercare.

just sprayed it on like paint and wiped off the excess. It worked great on plastic parts too.

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