Removing sun cream from paintwork........

Let's have all of your detailing advice, stories, pictures and any thing at all to do with detailing our cars.
swalker
BMW Enthusiast
Posts: 45
Joined: 10 Sep 2015, 13:14
Car model: E60 525
Location: Norn Iron (Lisburn)

Removing sun cream from paintwork........

Post by swalker » 29 Sep 2015, 13:13

Anyone know how to get this stuff off?
my vw wagon is covered and it has been suggested it may be better to cover the rest..
However the main concern is the wifes e60 with the occasional print here and there.
I have tried on the VW test car,
IPA
White spirit
Turps
T cut
vinegar
window cleaner
bleach
heat gun

I am near sure petrol did have an impact but not sure about washing a car in this....

Thanks,
Stewart

User avatar
M60NJP
Site Owner
Posts: 23463
Joined: 12 Oct 2011, 13:22
Car model: 135i M Sport
Isetta 300
Location: Bucks
Location: Buckinghamshire
Contact:

Re: Sun cream........

Post by M60NJP » 29 Sep 2015, 13:26

Paintwork or interior?

swalker
BMW Enthusiast
Posts: 45
Joined: 10 Sep 2015, 13:14
Car model: E60 525
Location: Norn Iron (Lisburn)

Re: Sun cream........

Post by swalker » 29 Sep 2015, 13:30

LOL i always miss the obvious, its all over the paint work,
i would be a sandwich short if i tried petrol on the interior...

User avatar
M60NJP
Site Owner
Posts: 23463
Joined: 12 Oct 2011, 13:22
Car model: 135i M Sport
Isetta 300
Location: Bucks
Location: Buckinghamshire
Contact:

Re: Sun cream........

Post by M60NJP » 29 Sep 2015, 13:35

swalker wrote:LOL i always miss the obvious, its all over the paint work,
i would be a sandwich short if i tried petrol on the interior...
I'd use either one of the 'detox' products (Farecla G3 do good one) and if that won't do it, a mild colour restorer. Thinners will almost certainly work and - in theory - won't harm factory applied paint, but I'm not 100% sure of that and the camper may well have 'old' paint and best not put to the test!

User avatar
RayB
Site Owner
Posts: 14220
Joined: 17 Oct 2011, 13:06
Car model: 1998 E36 M3 Convertible
Location: Essex

Re: Sun cream........

Post by RayB » 29 Sep 2015, 13:43

No point in doing comparisons between cars/paints as they will have been applied using different products. Unfortunately we live in the world of Health and Safety now so most cars have water based paints applied. These tend to be subject to sun cream and bird crap more now than a few years ago.

This worked for me and no laughing please :d Try a soft eraser (rubber) not the type on the end of a pencil they are too hard. Clean the car first so there's no grit then using your rubber with a bit of elbow grease to warm the paint.........works a treat :thumbup:

User avatar
M60NJP
Site Owner
Posts: 23463
Joined: 12 Oct 2011, 13:22
Car model: 135i M Sport
Isetta 300
Location: Bucks
Location: Buckinghamshire
Contact:

Re: Sun cream........

Post by M60NJP » 29 Sep 2015, 13:46

Chortle, chortle.......

cockneyrebel will be along in a minute to ask if the rubber was new or used...............

swalker
BMW Enthusiast
Posts: 45
Joined: 10 Sep 2015, 13:14
Car model: E60 525
Location: Norn Iron (Lisburn)

Re: Removing sun cream from paintwork........

Post by swalker » 29 Sep 2015, 18:04

thanks for the replies,
I may have tried thinners, cant remember i have tried that much.
The wagon is a 99 passat, so close enough for me to experiment on.

I like the idea of the rubber, will give that a go tonight.

thanks.

User avatar
cockneyrebel
BMW Enthusiast
Posts: 9806
Joined: 26 Sep 2012, 16:27
Car model: bmw E36 saloon.
Location: Dorset.

Re: Removing sun cream from paintwork........

Post by cockneyrebel » 29 Sep 2015, 20:02

M60NJP wrote:Chortle, chortle.......

cockneyrebel will be along in a minute to ask if the rubber was new or used...............
Nah rubbers out now, sold all my stuff to Freddy !!! :-) LoL
Image

User avatar
FAB_BMW
BMW Enthusiast
Posts: 2360
Joined: 13 Mar 2013, 12:46
Car model: 2003 E46 330d Sport Touring
Location: Warlingham, Surrey

Re: Removing sun cream from paintwork........

Post by FAB_BMW » 30 Sep 2015, 10:27

cockneyrebel wrote:
Nah rubbers out now, sold all my stuff to Freddy !!! :-) LoL
We all know the excessive amount of rubber you indulge in is to make up for the lack of lead in the pencil...

:-D

User avatar
Gus247
BMW Enthusiast
Posts: 11121
Joined: 17 Oct 2011, 14:24
Car model: '98 E36 323iSE Touring
'12 F31 330d Touring
Location: Reading, Berks.

Re: Removing sun cream from paintwork........

Post by Gus247 » 30 Sep 2015, 11:49

FAB_BMW wrote:
cockneyrebel wrote:
Nah rubbers out now, sold all my stuff to Freddy !!! :-) LoL
We all know the excessive amount of rubber you indulge in is to make up for the lack of lead in the pencil...

:-D
:))
aka Andy

Image

BMW Forum UK

Post Reply

Return to “Detailing Section”