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thinkpt1
Nov 20th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Anyone know how to get degreaser left to long on paint removed..thanks

Murr1525
Nov 20th, 2010, 11:51 AM
I would start with something like SwirlX.

Shawn T.
Nov 20th, 2010, 11:54 AM
I would start with something like SwirlX.

+1. You're going to have to use some kind of paint cleaner to remove the stain.

thinkpt1
Nov 20th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Thanks I tried those already, no good....it was a product called Krud Cutter Degreaser my son thought he was doing a good thing by cleaning dads bike...:pullhair1 O well I will keep trying Thanks!

Shawn T.
Nov 20th, 2010, 01:10 PM
You could try working a cleanr/wax like Colorx over the surface. It has very light abrasives and chemical cleaners. Maybe the chemical cleaners will help remove the stain.

Murr1525
Nov 20th, 2010, 02:02 PM
No, SwirlX is the stronger cleaner, if it didnt, ColorX wont.

What kind of damage is there? Any pic?

Spidey
Nov 20th, 2010, 02:03 PM
i got simple green over spray on my fenders on my old car before...nothing seemed to really work.. it burned into the clear pretty good.. you may be out of luck.. it is always recommended you spray down your car so any type of chemical gets washed away on your wet surface..

thinkpt1
Nov 20th, 2010, 07:34 PM
I will try and post a pic---- you can see where it ran down my paint and its all cloudy looking :doh

thinkpt1
Nov 29th, 2010, 09:54 AM
Just to update in case someone else has this happen, Scratch X is the cats meow... The degeaser stain is pretty much gone.

I kept at it and after using the X and polish looking much better:goodjob1

Spidey
Nov 29th, 2010, 10:39 AM
i just noticed my fender has stain spots that look like water stains all over the left and right fender.. nowhere else on the car. i am almost positive it is from when i cleaned my engine bay.. i sprayed the engine down ith simple green... the weird thing is that i made sure i sprayed my fenderes wet so the overspray wouldnt sit directly on the paint.. also i didnt let the simple green stay on for that long... hmmm.. anyways.. i went at it with both scratch x and Uc and they seem to work.. BUT it takes mad elbow grease.. i am leaving it for now.. i don't have a da so i have to do it by hand... you can only see it under certain angles so i am not too concerned at this point... when i feel like getting a good forearm workout ill go at it a few inches at a time... :P

roushstage2
Nov 30th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Did you dilute the Simple Green? The best way to prevent staining is to soak the panel in the soapy wash solution instead of just hosing the panel down. :)

Spidey
Nov 30th, 2010, 08:42 PM
Did you dilute the Simple Green? The best way to prevent staining is to soak the panel in the soapy wash solution instead of just hosing the panel down. :)


i didnt dilute it.. it was the max strength one too lol... i sprayed down the fenders and the whole car with water but not soapy water.. in the future i am going to mask and bag the fenders

roushstage2
Nov 30th, 2010, 10:03 PM
i didnt dilute it
The number 1 cause of problems with most products...not following the directions. Soapy water works fine. I've never stained any paint with Super Degreaser.

Spidey
Dec 1st, 2010, 01:02 AM
The number 1 cause of problems with most products...not following the directions. Soapy water works fine. I've never stained any paint with Super Degreaser.


ya i take full responsibility.. i just assumed since it was already in a spray bottle, it was ok.

Michael Stoops
Dec 1st, 2010, 08:20 AM
A great way to mask off fenders and the front end of a car before spraying any cleaner/degreaser in the engine bay is to split open some large plastic garbage bags and use masking tape to anchor them to the inside edge of the fender with the hood open. Mask all around the engine bay like this, even securing the bottom of the plastic to the side of the car with a bit of masking tape - even a gentle breeze will blow that thin plastic around. 3 or 4 large garbage bags is all it takes to mask off everything.

Spidey
Dec 1st, 2010, 08:23 AM
A great way to mask off fenders and the front end of a car before spraying any cleaner/degreaser in the engine bay is to split open some large plastic garbage bags and use masking tape to anchor them to the inside edge of the fender with the hood open. Mask all around the engine bay like this, even securing the bottom of the plastic to the side of the car with a bit of masking tape - even a gentle breeze will blow that thin plastic around. 3 or 4 large garbage bags is all it takes to mask off everything.


thats what i had in mind :)

btw simple green doesnt say to dilute when using with automotives

roushstage2
Dec 1st, 2010, 08:32 AM
Perhaps the Max Stuff is different? Regular S.G. needs to be diluted, at minimum, 1:1. We live and learn. I found out the hard way once as well, lol :)

CCC4me
Mar 6th, 2011, 10:29 AM
A little older thread here--but did you ever find a solution?

If not, how about fighting fire with fire? Alot of caustic based degreasers (not sure if krud kutter is) will need to be reactivated if left to dry. Using a little more and then rinsing very well while still wet may get a better base to start with.