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Re: Tornado Red Uni-Color Paint

On Fri, 29 Nov 1996, Andy Poling wrote:

> > The main problem with this paint is that when you use the windshield
> > washer, the alcohol in the fluid oxidizes on the paint.  This leaves milky
> > white streaks and blotches on the hood, trunk and roof.  These blotches
> > require that I spend about 3 hours with an orbital buffer and clear coat
> > polish to remove them.   
> Yikes - sounds like clearcoat is just what it needs.  Using wax doesn't help?
> Anyhow, why not make your own windshield washer fluid?  It seems like you
> could just use a solution of water and a mild detergent like dish-wahing
> liquid or a car-wash detergent.  The alcolhol is probably mostly an
> anti-freeze.  You don't say where you live, but if it doesn't go much below
> freezing you shouldn't need the alcohol.
> That's my completely un-informed opinion...
> -Andy
> '91 Miata: "ZIP"          '96 A4 Quattro: "ZOOM"       '84 Yam RZ350: "ZING"  

I was told never to use dishwashing detergent because it has grease
cutters which will remove the clearcoat.  Only use soap intended for cars.

'88 90Q  Tornado Red with no problems with windshield detergent.  Hood was
recently repainted due to vandalism with Spies Hecker (German, supposedly
better than Glasurit and Sikkens).