Go Back   Honda-Tech > Community Forums > General Discussion and Debate
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Honda-Tech!
Welcome to Honda-Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Honda-Tech community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-13-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
silentballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Long Beach/San Diego, CA, USA
Posts: 503
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Hey guys. Couldn't really search for the topic (since search still sucks).

Does anyone know how to remove black scuff marks on your car? Say you got in a little fender bender and the other car's bumper left long black scuff marks on your car (no scratches at all). What products will remove those scuffs? I've gotten almost everything off, just a few stubborn marks that won't come off. Also, some of the marks that I managed to get off left a stain. Anything to remove those stains?

Thanks in advance.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by IHaveYourThonG
Just got this TL, what year gas you guys pumping?
87,89,91? Is it okay if i use 89 since gas so expensive!
Quote:
Originally Posted by wesvailco
120ishHP>164.7HP, its simple physics.
silentballer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
My old title sucked.
2000 BMW M5
 
LudeEFv2.4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Out to lunch. WI
Posts: 5,568
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Soap & water, clay bar, buff?
__________________
///M5
LudeEFv2.4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 03:59 PM   #3
Resident Gearhead
2007 Honda Civic
 
BryanM.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 5,456
iTrader Rating: (1)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

I would try one of these 3M decal "eraser" wheels.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
PICS: '07 FG1 - DD
......... '96 EJ6 - SOLD
......... '92 EH2 - SOLD
BryanM. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 04:06 PM   #4
My old title sucked.
2000 BMW M5
 
LudeEFv2.4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Out to lunch. WI
Posts: 5,568
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Wow, never seen one of those before.
__________________
///M5
LudeEFv2.4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 04:06 PM   #5
Honda-Tech Gold Member
2008 Toyota Sequoia
 
ScareyH22A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Orange County, Ca, USA
Posts: 5,483
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to ScareyH22A
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

lighter fluid. I learned this when I used to help detail cars back in high school.
__________________
flourine uranium carbon potassium bismuth technetium helium sulfur germanium thulium oxygen neon yttrium
(_) ( _)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)
ScareyH22A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 04:09 PM   #6
You mad bro?
2008 Honda Civic
 
FijiBlueFG2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Home of Champions. The Boston Massachusetts.
Posts: 1,815
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

mr. clean makes a magic eraser bar/sponge product. works fairly well.
__________________
72 virgins can never stop a war, but 100,000 hookers can beat the Marine Corps.
FijiBlueFG2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 04:53 PM   #7
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
silentballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Long Beach/San Diego, CA, USA
Posts: 503
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Quote:
Originally Posted by FijiBlueFG2 View Post
mr. clean makes a magic eraser bar/sponge product. works fairly well.
I just went out and bought a box of these after reading online that people have used them. I looked on the box and it said not safe for vehicle exteriors. Have you seen any damage to the paint from using one of these?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by IHaveYourThonG
Just got this TL, what year gas you guys pumping?
87,89,91? Is it okay if i use 89 since gas so expensive!
Quote:
Originally Posted by wesvailco
120ishHP>164.7HP, its simple physics.
silentballer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:21 PM   #8
Collector-o-Guns and Drinker
Garage is empty, add now
 
Splat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Armed
Posts: 9,239
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Meguiar's polish, followed by cleaner wax?
__________________
Pat http://images.honda-tech.com/set1/smile/emdgust.gif
'99 S70 T5M (1 of 197), '02 S40 1.9T, '83 245DL Wagon, 244GL Sedan (busted), '76 IH Scout II

I believe she's going down,
I believe we're gonna die die die!
Splat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:24 PM   #9
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
eMpAtHy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: so cal, USA
Posts: 4,508
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Quote:
Originally Posted by silentballer View Post
I just went out and bought a box of these after reading online that people have used them. I looked on the box and it said not safe for vehicle exteriors. Have you seen any damage to the paint from using one of these?
mr. clean's no drying car wash thing destroyed my friends CF hood. it looked as if someone took some sandpaper to his entire hood.
__________________
Nikon D90 | Tokina 12-24 | Sigma 17-50 OS | Nikkor 55-200 | Nikkor 35 f1.8 |
eMpAtHy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:24 PM   #10
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
burnitdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 314
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to burnitdown
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

40 grit sandpaper
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by eL
that's the most ignorant statement i've seen on HT and trust me, that's saying a lot.
burnitdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:31 PM   #11
Make mine whatever you want
Garage is empty, add now
 
GT35R_EF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 568
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to GT35R_EF
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

white toothpaste, it works great.
GT35R_EF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:31 PM   #12
Im not Banned
Garage is empty, add now
 
Day_Walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,349
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScareyH22A View Post
lighter fluid. I learned this when I used to help detail cars back in high school.
This sounds plausible. I remember this panel beater used some liquid that easily rubbed of this yellow mark that I had on my car from a lamppost.
But I'm guessing you have to pretty careful otherwise you'll end up cutting through the clear coat?
Day_Walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:37 PM   #13
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
sde780's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Morgantown, WV, USA
Posts: 4,579
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to sde780
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Buff it out
__________________
2012 Tacoma DCLB
https://www.youtube.com/user/shengdama?feature=mhee
sde780 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 05:43 PM   #14
Night Owl
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the restaurant at the end of the universe
Posts: 4,199
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

^ ding ding ding

Just apply rubbing compound with a damp microfiber or terry cloth and buff it out. Wax the area afterwards. Should look brand new.
Leo C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #15
Has failed
Garage is empty, add now
 
Senses Fail y0!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: SIXburgh, PA
Posts: 2,081
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Repainting it is your best bet
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matthew T
what is there to destroy? a half retarded fat alcoholic?
Senses Fail y0! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 07:27 PM   #16
GDD Member
1991 Geo Metro Type-R
 
slomofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,643
iTrader Rating: (1)
solbrothers xtrac1 George Knighton ILcrxsi1 uncle_ben markspan6243
Send a message via ICQ to slomofo Send a message via AIM to slomofo Send a message via MSN to slomofo Send a message via Yahoo to slomofo Send a message via Skype™ to slomofo
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Get paint thinner.

Pour paint thinner onto a rag.

Use rag to wipe the scuffs off.

Wash the area with soap and water immediatly after wiping the scuff marks off.

Good to go.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by turbohatch96y7 View Post
I love a good creampie!
slomofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 07:50 PM   #17
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Mcdc2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: GTFO of, Tx
Posts: 894
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Liquid thinner
Mcdc2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 10:32 PM   #18
Make mine whatever you want
Garage is empty, add now
 
GT35R_EF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 568
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to GT35R_EF
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leo C View Post
^ ding ding ding

Just apply rubbing compound with a damp microfiber or terry cloth and buff it out. Wax the area afterwards. Should look brand new.
Exactly, and if you don't want to go buy some, use toothpaste, it is similar enough in compound to take something like this out. The neighbor kid wrote all over my sisters car one time in crayon. I was there for hours =(.
GT35R_EF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 10:44 PM   #19
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
dirrtybirdy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hollywood Hills
Posts: 604
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: How to remove black scuff marks from car paint

white out. dont use it if your car is not white.
dirrtybirdy is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
black, buffing, bumper, car, cars, decal, eraser, marks, paint, remove, scuff, thinner, vehicles, wheel, yellow

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:58 PM.



2014 Copyright, InternetBrands Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Emails & Contact Details