When another car leaves paint on your vehicle…

November 1, 2017 | By Staff


My classic Thunderbird, which was painted with acrylic lacquer some years ago, was recently scraped by another car in a parking lot. While there is no metal damage, some of the offender’s paint was left on my fender. Can I just use rubbing compound to remove it?


That should be no problem if the paint on your car is not too thin from polishing and is in sound condition. Wash the area to remove any grit before polishing. I would use a professional-quality finishing compound and a cheesecloth rag. Rub only as hard as necessary to remove the other car’s paint, and then give the area a good coat of carnauba wax to protect your paint.

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