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Old 10-20-2004, 10:05 PM   #1
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The previous owner of my Bonneville wore dress shoes with black rubber soles. I have a series of scuff marks all over the trim on the drivers side.
Not small ones either, 9 years worhth of big black stripes like 6 to 8 inches long.
Any ideas on how to safely remove them ?

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My mirrors had all kinds of funk on them from some source. I tried to clean them as best as I could but there were marks still lelt. I bought some color matched SEM paint, sprayed 'em and they look brand new. I intend on repainting any other plastic trim part with the same stuff.
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Color matched SEM paint. Can you be more specific ? What is that ?
Where do I get it ? I hate to do the paint thing but now is the time. I've got the COMPLETE interior out and laying in the garage.
I'm looking for that magical bottle of cleaner .. you know .. the one that adds 20 HP'* and makes it look better than new

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This is one of willwren'* pics.



I have a place in town that sells the stuff. They sell products to auto dealers, auto reconditioners and car washes. They make their own cleaners and sell the SEM line. Maybe check in your local yellow pages for automotive paint or online.
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Thanks ! Your probably right. I need to bight the bullet and start painting to make it right.

I just get so hung up on making the finsih perfect when I paint things. I'll probably wind up painting it twice !

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I think it took three light coats to total cover the black marks. Here'* a before and after comparo:

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It was a bit textured after I was done but I just lightly rubbed them down with a clean cloth after a day of drying.
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Geeze .. now I GOTTA paint. That looks good. It looks right. That'* what I'm after.

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No no no no no.... Mr. Clean or Scotch Brite magic eraser.
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Mr. Clean or Scotch Brite magic eraser
Just plain old Mr Clean ? Man , if this works you caught me just in time.
I'll go buy some tomorrow. I was going to go looking for the paint !
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No, Mr Clean magic eraser or the Scotch Brite/3M one. THey're white and blue, you wet it and rub the white, then rub clean with blue.
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