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      10-18-2023, 04:55 PM   #1
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Clay bar residue removal

Hey all, I have PPF on my car and I recently did a clay bar job on it. The issue is now I have a noticeable line where the clay came into contact with the edge of the PPF. Any suggestions on how to safely remove the residue without damaging the paint in the same area?

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Try to find a store that sells plastic razor blades. Ace Hardware in lower 48 has them. Package 3-4 of them. I get clay on edges of PPF on my M2 occasionally. The razor blade works a treat. Get close and take your time. Then I use a strong diluted orange style cleaner...spray, and maybe razor again??? but usually rinse and wipe dry. Works here for us.
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Try to find a store that sells plastic razor blades. Ace Hardware in lower 48 has them. Package 3-4 of them. I get clay on edges of PPF on my M2 occasionally. The razor blade works a treat. Get close and take your time. Then I use a strong diluted orange style cleaner...spray, and maybe razor again??? but usually rinse and wipe dry. Works here for us.
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next time use a clay sponge or mitt.
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