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I have recently had my windscreen replaced due to large deep scratch going across my line of vision. After it had been replaced I came to clean the car and noticed the black spots of window primer on the front of the car. They came back on saturday to have a go with their "special" chemicals for removing primer, which turned out to just be Tcut colour restorer. I then had to email the branch manager and he agrees it looks like primer and is going to call me back by the end of tomrrow. Have you guys got any ideas on how to get it off as I would rather not go down having the bumper sprayed if I don't need to.

 

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I recently had a similar problem when contractors were spraying a fence in my works car park with a tar like substance and the wind blew particles al over my car. After a short battle they sent out a specialist company to clean my car and others. These guys were excellent and I could not believe they got it off without the use of harsh chemical. I'm pretty sure all they used was a clay bar and polish finished off with a wax. They work nationwide and I would have your windscreen company paying for their services rather than knackering the lacquer on your car.

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Agree with the above regarding a clay bar.

There's nothing to lose in trying it as it costs nothing and could get rid completely.

More extreme would be wet sand and paint restorer, and beyond that a replacement bumper and or respray.

I have no idea how 'tough' this substance is, but I'd seriously give it a go with a clay bar with a good lubricant. Pop into halfords and you could get both for less than £20.
 

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On reading your windscreen replacement I cannot get my head round you say they used window prima ,I have never heard that one before ,also why is it on your bumper did they no what they were doing ,if it is prima do not use sand paper on the paint work especially if it is metallic ,I would use the old fashion method elbow grease a good heavy polish or paste just try on one part slowly with loads of polish or paste it should come off ,if not the next stage would be wet and dry very very fine paper loads of water but seriously I would make them do it they done the damage
But why use prima doesn't make senseHope you get it sorted Regards Phill
 

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I can only assume that it got on the bumper as the fitter was opening a new bottle of it. The person that came on Saturday showed me what the bottle looks like and it has a pull seal like you get on cartons of fruit juice.
 

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if it is a tar-like substance, 'TARDIS' from polishedbliss.com would sort it.
 

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Privatedoc said:
if it is a tar-like substance, 'TARDIS' from polishedbliss.com would sort it.
Agree with this, try TARDIS. It should hopefully soften then black spots enough to wipe them away. You will need to reapply wax afterwards and possibly a light polish before hand to the panel.

Either way I would be insisting the windscreen company pay for it all.
 

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prob paint then, i'd go clay and decent clay lube....again polishedbliss online are great
 

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Primer is to help the adhesion between the metal and the glue holding the glass I presume.glue doesn't always stick to a painted surface.
 

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So far I have tried the following items and none of them have worked. Has anyone got any other suggestions?

WD40
Autoglym Paint Renovater
Autoglym Super Resin Polish
Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay Kit.
 

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I don't think you should be touching it anymore it requires a paint correction specialist, get a quote and claim from the windscreen company.
 
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