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Old 11-13-2011, 07:29 AM   #1
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Stubborn Clearcoat

We have tried Citristrip, Aircraft Stripper, Cleanstrip, B12 Chemtool and GooGone; even washed off with power washer but to no avail. What else can we try aside from polishing it off?
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:06 AM   #2
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Try polishing a small patch in the discolored area. If it will polish, it's not clear coat.

If the clear coat fails, the aluminum starts to oxidize and looks like that. The good news is that the reaction is self-limiting and actually forms a coating that protects the aluminum. It should polish off easily.

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Old 11-13-2011, 08:25 AM   #3
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I agree - the clear coat is probably gone and what you are seeing is the bare aluminum that has oxidized.

To determine if you do still have clearcoat:
  • wash a small test area with warm soapy water
  • let it dry
  • take a tiny dab of toothpaste and gently rub it on the clean skin with your finger
  • if it turns black > no clearcoat
  • if it doesn't turn black > there is still intact clearcoat

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Old 11-13-2011, 04:15 PM   #4
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If you look at the pic you can see the marks where the sticker used to be. The problem is the same as mine sticker goo that wont budge. Any suggestions?
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It should polish off easily.
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sticker goo be gone

I found many years ago that to remove sticker goo spray WD40 on it and wipe away, the glue transfers to the rag used, past that spray 9 removes the WD40.

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If you look at the pic you can see the marks where the sticker used to be. The problem is the same as mine sticker goo that wont budge. Any suggestions?
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