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#1868140 - 04/23/10 09:23 AM AC Leak Dye Stains?
GTO52 Offline


Registered: 11/09/09
Posts: 124
Loc: Cape Town , South Africa
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?
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#1868146 - 04/23/10 09:28 AM Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: GTO52]
ctc Offline


Registered: 11/05/08
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Have you tried to buff it out with some polish or maybe rubbing compound?

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#1868149 - 04/23/10 09:30 AM Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: ctc]
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I tried polish but not rubbing compound, I have some burnishing cream would that work?
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#1868223 - 04/23/10 10:50 AM Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: GTO52]
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Brack cleaner.
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#1868314 - 04/23/10 12:32 PM Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: Chris142]
GTO52 Offline


Registered: 11/09/09
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Loc: Cape Town , South Africa
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?
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#1868387 - 04/23/10 01:57 PM Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: GTO52]
ctc Offline


Registered: 11/05/08
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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.

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#1868788 - 04/23/10 08:56 PM Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: GTO52]
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Registered: 09/14/09
Posts: 1235
Loc: Plattsburgh, NY
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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#1868899 - 04/23/10 10:41 PM Re: AC Leak Dye Stains? [Re: OilNerd]
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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.
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