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I went to a high pressure wand wash one night and as I was spraying the my Accolade grille I accidently took a chunk of the paint off. So is it bodyshop's fault not to do a good job? Or is it just me being stupid using high pressure wand wash on aftermarket paint? I just thought that since it's fine on the original mazda paint why would it take a chunk off the aftermarket paint on the grille.

Would it be the sanding process? the primering? or the quality of the paint? Or maybe I should just stop going to the high pressure wand wash?

I don't worry too much about it right now since this grille really fits like crap. Just thought I should know more about paint jobs when I get my next grille.

By the way, what do you guys do with the dead bugs on your bumpers. I probably had them sitting too long it just won't come off.

One more question. So if I were to repaint my car, would the paint come off as easy as the paint on my grille since it's aftermarket paint? Cause I'm thinking of getting it repainted into black.

Thanks guys.
 

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the paint chips on my front bumper easily too (accolade bumper). so you've gotta take extra care of that non factory paint.

and dead bugs don't bother me, i just clean my car more often.
 

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The one and only solution (pun not intended) for bugs, tar, etc.-

WD-40!

Make sure you wash your car afterwards, or it will smell like WD-40 for weeks.

Caution: Use only if you are not morally against using products containing naptha petroleum distillates!
 

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[quote author=animal4l link=topic=66189.msg1135279#msg1135279 date=1168040124]
The one and only solution (pun not intended) for bugs, tar, etc.-

WD-40!

Make sure you wash your car afterwards, or it will smell like WD-40 for weeks.

Caution: Use only if you are not morally against using products containing naptha petroleum distillates!
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WD-40? Are you serious? :klavergreg:
Man you can do a lot with this thing.
 

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yea, wd-40 is great for removing bugs/tar. You could also use any of the special products for removing them, they all pretty much just use a base solvent equivalent or very similar to kerosene. I hate using the stuff because it can damage your paint- I wont use it without a running water hose within arms width and a bucket of soap. Get the wd40/specialty product onto the bugs, scrub scrub scrub, rinse, wash, rinse, wash, rinse. I don't like the idea of anyhting i'm using to CLEAN the car STRIPPING the paint off- hence the double wash.
 
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