1. Dust2Glory

    Dust2Glory Nuba Guru

    I had a client contact me last night and told me he got silicone on his '72 Pantera.... how do you remove it w/o damaging the paint?

    Thanks for your help in this matter:afro:
  2. togwt

    togwt Nuba Guru

    Silicone Removal:

    Surface preparation- if previously applied products containing silicone have been used, apply a silicone oil and / or wax remover (Hi-Temp Prep Wash, Menzerna Top Inspection or Swissvax Cleaner Fluid) to remove as much of the silicon as possible before polishing

    Polishing - when a silicon-free polish works on the paint surface it uses aluminium oxide particles, suspended in water and hydrocarbons and a mechanical process (polishing) to abrade the paint surface to the base level of the scratch. Silicon cannot be removed by mechanical means (polishing); silicone can only be removed with chemicals (solvents). If it is not removed the silicon mixes with the paint dust and polish powder and it creates a smear on the paint.
  3. Al-53

    Al-53 Welcome to Detailing

    Prep sol will remove silicone and wax...thats what body shops use to prepare a car for painting....will not harm paint...its just a solvent cleaning agent....

    what type of silicone is he talking about...most sealants and waxes have some silicone in them...whether it be a oil type or a polymer..

    but anyways.....prep sol is your friend here....to 2 wipes downs to ensure its clean....you can get at wal mart (see posts here) or any body shop supply....

    Prep-Sol® 3919S™ is a cleaning solvent specifically designed for initial surface preparation before
    painting. Prep-Sol® 3919S™ works well on the following difficult to remove elements: wax, grease,
    silicone, dirt, tar, insect remnants, road film and pin stripe adhesives.

    any other brand will do the same thing......its much cheaper than getting the Menz spray and swissvax cleaner....its a must have product if your mobile..removes tar also....great stuff to have on hand.....

  4. P1et

    P1et Official DB Moderator

    Good feedback here...

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    CG body solvent.
  6. Al-53

    Al-53 Welcome to Detailing

    that works ..same as prep sol..but why pay shipping...when you can get prep sol local....

  7. Dust2Glory

    Dust2Glory Nuba Guru

    thanks for the info... where in wal-mart would I find prep-sol.... meaning what isle?
  8. MadOzodi

    MadOzodi Nuba Guru

    I think I remember Al saying you could find it in the touch-up paint section.

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