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Removing Hammerite

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Vertigo1, 7 May 2006.

  1. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

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    Yes hammerite :(

    We had some numpty painting railings at work the other day with silver hammerite (the smooth kind) and upon washing the car today I've noticed numerous tiny silver spots on the right front wing and bonnet.

    The only way I can shift them is by using some tar/bug remover type stuff and rubbing them like mad, the only problem is that my fingers are raw after removing just one spot and there are loads of the little blighters. Anyone got any other ideas on shifting them?
     
  2. Rich1988

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 6,367

    Location: wiltshire

    hammerite :mad: some people have no consideration.
     
  3. MarkST

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2003

    Posts: 2,280

    Location: Shoeburyness

    Get a Meguiars clay bar, sold at OcUK. It should do the trick.
     
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  4. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

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    Link doesn't work, probably connected to a session-specific cookie on your machine. I'd gladly buy the product if I was sure it would do the job but I can't see how it'd shift something this stubborn tbh.
     
  5. MarkST

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Shoeburyness

    The clay is a slight abrasive, but is used in conjunction with quick detailer as a lubricant so you dont mar your paintwork, only the particles sticking above the paintwork get 'ground' down.
     
  6. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

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    So is it the Quick Clay Detailing System stuff that you're on about?
     
  7. austinpowers

    Wise Guy

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    Just get some T-cut, halfrauds sell it, should be under a tenner.
     
  8. djbenjo

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,889

    Location: Manchester

    Thinners :) (seriously)
     
  9. M0T

    Mobster

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    Aye, that or white spirit since the hammerite wont be properly cured yet. Make sure you wash it all off thoroughly though
     
  10. MarkST

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jun 2003

    Posts: 2,280

    Location: Shoeburyness

    Yeah.

    If i had some Hammerite, i would go test it out on my old crapper outside,the renault 19, not a toilet ;)