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Old 06-30-10, 11:13 PM   #1
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How to remove dried on polishing/buffing compound!

For those that use way too much compound and then don't remove it soon enough? I found a way to remove it!

Peanut butter - I couldn't believe it, after 3 years, finally got it off...

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Old 07-01-10, 02:13 AM   #2
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WD-40 and fingernail.
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For those that use way too much compound and then don't remove it soon enough? I found a way to remove it!

Peanut butter - I couldn't believe it, after 3 years, finally got it off...

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Christ almighty - I've been strugging with this for years. I'll give it a shot. How long do you let it sit.....and any brand preference?

Crunchy or creamy....sorry - I couldn't resist!
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WD-40 and fingernail.
This barely worked in the past, however, a similar effect can be had with spraying Armor-All (or equal) and letting is sit overnight - then the fingernail scraping begins!
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Im gonna have to try that, crap i dont have any finger nails right now, i'll have to wait a few weeks.
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Im gonna have to try that, crap i dont have any finger nails right now, i'll have to wait a few weeks.
Seriously folks, it comes off almost instantly with little rubbing. Apparently it is the vegetable oil that does it. Not sure if raw vegetable oil does it but man i am so happy.

People asked for me to post pictures of my engine and I was embarrassed as I could not get this crap off. It is pretty much off now - still have to do some touch up but what a difference.

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Almost sponge worthy? (Seinfeld?)
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I guess it would be peanut oil, not vegetable oil
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Or.........

You could just head on down to the local auto parts store and get some was remover.....

I would never use anything like Peanut Butter on my Rex, yes it may work for the job that you have planned for it to but how do you know what other damage the other items in the peanut butter may cause.

I always use the right tool for the job, it makes everything work better.

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Or.........

You could just head on down to the local auto parts store and get some was remover.....

I would never use anything like Peanut Butter on my Rex, yes it may work for the job that you have planned for it to but how do you know what other damage the other items in the peanut butter may cause.

I always use the right tool for the job, it makes everything work better.

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What works for you! I don't think wax remover (at least what I tried) takes it off...

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Whoops - yes...
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at the detail shop i work at we use extra soft bristle brushes, even toddler/kid toothbrushes and window cleaner, works like a charm. specially around emblems because people like to wax the letters too

good thing about it is that the window cleaner doesn't hurt the paint or wax. at the very worst you'd have to use your fingernail a bit in the EXTREMELY bad places. the key to it is getting it wet.

the real trick is getting it off of the plastic molding, or the weather strips. but it does come off with a bit of elbow grease.
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at the detail shop i work at we use extra soft bristle brushes, even toddler/kid toothbrushes and window cleaner, works like a charm. specially around emblems because people like to wax the letters too

good thing about it is that the window cleaner doesn't hurt the paint or wax. at the very worst you'd have to use your fingernail a bit in the EXTREMELY bad places. the key to it is getting it wet.

the real trick is getting it off of the plastic molding, or the weather strips. but it does come off with a bit of elbow grease.
I know that window cleaner takes off wax - but it didn't do anything to the 2 year rubbing compound...
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I know that window cleaner takes off wax - but it didn't do anything to the 2 year rubbing compound...

Nor did lacquer thinner, paint thinner, Lestoil, other polishing compound, etc...
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Nor did lacquer thinner, paint thinner, Lestoil, other polishing compound, etc...


I hear ya! I've even used slightly diluted battery acid with no luck; thinking it would dissolve it. And again (for the others) we are not talking about wax around the emblems.

I will try some p-nut oil. Veg oil does not work. The only thing tha has sort-of-worked was to spray on tire dressing and let it sit overnight - then re-apply - do this for several days and it scraps off.......but now the paint is prone to scratching too - oh well! Time to hit the grocery store.

My black car with white/tan compound in the jambs is embarrassing!
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I hear ya! I've even used slightly diluted battery acid with no luck; thinking it would dissolve it. And again (for the others) we are not talking about wax around the emblems.

I will try some p-nut oil. Veg oil does not work. The only thing tha has sort-of-worked was to spray on tire dressing and let it sit overnight - then re-apply - do this for several days and it scraps off.......but now the paint is prone to scratching too - oh well! Time to hit the grocery store.

My black car with white/tan compound in the jambs is embarrassing!
Just use regular JIF!
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