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AC Leak Dye Stains? #1868140
04/23/10 09:23 AM
04/23/10 09:23 AM
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Cape Town , South Africa
GTO52 Offline OP
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I had a shaft seal blow on my AC Compressor.
I had leak detecting dye in the gas.
It left horrible green stains on my white paint work on the underside of my bonnet.
Nothing seems to get rid of the stains?
Any ideas on how to remove the stains?


1995 Toyota 2.4SRX Hilux(22R Engine)
2002 Toyota 2700i Hilux 4x4(3RZ-FE)
1985 Suzuki DR600S
1984 Honda ATC200ES BIG RED
Delo 400 15w40 in all of the above
Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: GTO52] #1868146
04/23/10 09:28 AM
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Have you tried to buff it out with some polish or maybe rubbing compound?

Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: ctc] #1868149
04/23/10 09:30 AM
04/23/10 09:30 AM
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I tried polish but not rubbing compound, I have some burnishing cream would that work?


1995 Toyota 2.4SRX Hilux(22R Engine)
2002 Toyota 2700i Hilux 4x4(3RZ-FE)
1985 Suzuki DR600S
1984 Honda ATC200ES BIG RED
Delo 400 15w40 in all of the above
Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: GTO52] #1868223
04/23/10 10:50 AM
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Brack cleaner.


02 Wrangler carlube 5w30
87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: Chris142] #1868314
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I have never used brake cleaner before, will get some and give it a try.

Does brake cleaner have a lot of other uses besides cleaning brakes?


1995 Toyota 2.4SRX Hilux(22R Engine)
2002 Toyota 2700i Hilux 4x4(3RZ-FE)
1985 Suzuki DR600S
1984 Honda ATC200ES BIG RED
Delo 400 15w40 in all of the above
Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: GTO52] #1868387
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Yeah but I'm not sure you want to use it on paint :). I would test on something other than your car first.

I know carb cleaner removed the paint right off my screw drivers once.

Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: GTO52] #1868788
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Try Glo-Away Fluorescent Dye Cleaner by Tracer Products.

It works great for A/C dye cleanup, though I've never used it on painted surfaces, so test in an inconspicuous area first.


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Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: OilNerd] #1868899
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If brake cleaner wont do it I dunno. We use it to clean the dye off of stuff under the hood.


02 Wrangler carlube 5w30
87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
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