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Old 08-19-2008, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Does Gasoline Damage paint?

I know gas is a very good disolver/cleaner.

Will it damage paint if i use it to remove the bug and tar that accumulates onto the front(or anywhere) of the car without damaging the clear coat?
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Go try it on your neighbors car first
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Yes, gasoline will eat away at the clear coating.

If you have bugs on the front of your bumper, use this. I use it all the time and it works 100% perfectly too. Just wash the bumper afterwards so you don't have a haze over it.

Plus it's cheaper than gas


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Old 08-19-2008, 08:47 AM   #4
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I've used lighter fluid on small areas of paint to removing badging and hard to get off glue.

After that I cleaned, clay barred and waxed.

You can't tell there was ever badging there.
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Default Re: Does Gasoline Damage paint?

wouldn't know. gas is way too expensive to be putting on the outside of the car too.
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WD-40 works great on tar.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:57 AM   #7
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gasoline and paint thinner has similar effects if that tells you anything
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