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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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I Screwed Up My Paint...with Super Glue.

Last night, I removed the antenna off my car. It was very easy, all I had to do was unscrew it. I found a cap to cover up where I removed it at,and I didn't think the super glue was going to be that damn runny. So it got on my trunk and near the area where my antenna was. Great...more costly repairs down the road. I got some water and quick detailer and tried sanding the shit out, but it just looks even worse. I'm kind of pissed that this happened,and I'm so broke, so I can't do anything about it but deal. I wish I had the money to do all these modifications to my car, but I don't. Why are car repairs soooo expensive???
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Oh no!! That sucks! So did you damage the paint? I think acetone (nail polish remover) takes that stuff right off... =(
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It looks pretty f-ed up...for me anyway, especially since I am a perfectionist when it comes to the paint on a car.
It's going to have to get repainted anyway. I'll fix it someday,and I'll probably end up having the entire car repainted [same color] because there are so many **** ups all over it. Most of them aren't noticeable, but I have an 'eye for detail'. I'll try the nail polish remover on my trunk to see if it gets it off, because that area looks even worse.

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Lemme know if it works! If you can, post up pics, maybe someone can give you tips to paint it so it looks halfway decent before you get it fixed elsewhere!
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Lemme know if it works! If you can, post up pics, maybe someone can give you tips to paint it so it looks halfway decent before you get it fixed elsewhere!
You know...I actually thought about learning how to paint cars by myself, but then it's like... I'd have to buy the sprayer and the paint and all this other crap and then on top of that, I'd have to do it all in a garage,and I don't own a garage... Plus, I think there's way more too it than just spraying over it. The sanding shit is what really gets me. I would LOVE to learn how to paint cars professionally.
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Yea, I hear you there.. it's tough to do stuff when you don't have the resources. But if you're really interested in it, why not give a shot, it might be worth the investment? You're balt can be the guinea pig =0
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I may be going to school for collision repair and car cosmetics, because I do have an interest in body work on cars. I could then learn how to do all of this,and fix any screw ups that may arise.
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The acetone in nail polish remover will probably take the glue off, but could potentially do quite a number on your clear. If you give this a try, be really careful.

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i use acetone alot at work, id say to try that but be careful not to over swipe to much and hit clean paint as it will eat thru your clear coat. acetone is basically a ink diluter, i would put elbow grease into it, but not overkill on power. then id take rubbing alcohol to it after to remove any streaks of leftover acetone
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be warned the acetone might do more harm than good. you can try some on a q-tip the head should be small enough to get the glue and not so much the clear quick swipes. I tried goof off on my old car, someone scratched my mirror (swiped it with their car prolly a civic (lol)) and their paint came off and it did not harm my paint or clear, but i did wash it off after and wax that spot. wayyyyy b4 i knew about compound.
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