Paint on goo to stop scratches

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:05
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A bloke at work was telling me about a gooey paint like substance that you paint along the side of your car before going bush. It sets like latex and when you get home you peel it off to reveal undamaged paintwork. Anyone heard of, or tried, this?

Jim.
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Reply By: Savvas - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:10

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:10
Sounds interesting but I confess I haven't heard of it.

Reminds me of a photo I saw years ago in one of the 4wd mags, a Pajero with all paintwork completely covered in silver duct tape to protect that paint from scratches. I wouldn't want to be the guy that has to peel it all off.
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:12

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:12
I saw that pic too in 4x4 Australia mag. I wonder how much paint the tape took with it?

Utemad
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 18:16

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 18:16
Utemad, did you get that suspension upgrade on ya ute, enforcer wasn't it?
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 18:30

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 18:30
Mad Dog,

No not as yet. Got greasable shackles though and they have done wonders for the ride. Was going to weigh up the options of just having the standard ones reset with a little more height and winding the standard torsion bars up. I know the rears could drop back to standard if heavily loaded but it very rarely ever is.

Are you looking at the Enforcer setup yourself?

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 18:45

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 18:45
Yes I went looking for prices today. Enforcer came in at $1400 with new torsion bars, shockers, springs and the bits and pieces that will give a 50mm lift. EFS was $1800 50mm lift or $1900 60mm lift. Just wondering if you had gone ahead and what you thought.
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Reply By: Keith from Tambo Campers - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:17

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:17
Jim

Product is called Scratch Pro and you appply two coats with roller. Saw ad in either 4X4 Aust. or 4WD Monthly.

I used it on my last trip to the centre and seemed to work well. Cannot remember where I purchased it from - if you don't have any luck tracking it down, email me on
info@tambocampers.com.au

Keith
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Follow Up By: terracan tim - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:24

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:24
jim try this site it tells you about the stuff
http://www.4wdworld.com.au/products/scratchpro/index.htm
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Reply By: Bitsumishin - Mike A (WA) - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:30

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:30
I got a tin from Opposite Lock for around $60-. At that price I wanted it to last so spread it on a little thin but it did seem to work on the small twigs etc. It just didn't peel off in large sheets so it took a while to remove (a bit like sunburn). I'd put it on thick next time which should make it peel off easier.
p.s. avoid rubber when putting it on because it doesn't like to peel off the rubber.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:36

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:36
Doesn't this product have a problem if it is left on for too long? Like you won't get it off properly.

Cheers

Paint? What Paint.... Wolfie
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Reply By: Member - Sparkie (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 20:10

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 20:10
The only place I have seen it used was on the windows of a house to prevent mortar splash from bricklayers and wall renderer. I tried and it looked like it peels of easily. Didn't find out if it is the same stuff though.

Sparkie(IE not Y) ;-)
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Reply By: Joe - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 20:22

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 20:22
It's normally the same stuff that is used on new cars being transported from Japan etc, protecting them from damage and elements. One of 4x4 magz did a write up and tested it as OK.
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Joe
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Reply By: fourplayfull - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 22:12

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 22:12
Jimbo - called Scratch Pro from Opposite Lock stores , applied 2 coats May 7th.& my daughter hosed it off in a sheet per section on 10th July after 7000 km. Paintwork was brilliant , no scratches . A fair test as we had travelled an overgrown track , often only being directed by the arrow on the lap top from Indiana Stn. via Leaky Bore to the East end of Ruby Gap .
TIPS - squeeze roller sideways to produce a good edge to aid peeling

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Reply By: madcow - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 08:29

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 08:29
have a look at this site as well, same stuff but different manufacturer

www.autoskin.com.au

paint it and peel it off
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Reply By: Member - Michael- Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 10:00

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 10:00
Jimbo
I use everytime I go bush and have no complaints, I've got used to comments on a s*&#@%^se paint job, when dried it looks like a very bad case of orange peel effect. Eeven when I have managed to score the front and rear flairs I had no marks on the paintwork even where the film was damaged. When I apply it Iuse two coat applied failrly thickly avoiding rubber and plastic trim, removing it is no problem I remove it while washing the vehicle on return, it just peals off when wet. My only complaint is that you have to aply it 3 days inadvance as it takes 3 days to cure properly and the other problem is that it goes white and also bubbles (Resist the urge to touch or smooth it) when wet so if youv'e got a coloured paint job and this stuff gets wet be prepared for some strange looks. BTW I get 2 and a bit applications out of a tin.
Cheers
Mike
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Reply By: floyd - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 17:26

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 17:26
http://www.4wdworld.com.au/products/scratchpro/index.htm
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Reply By: Member - Peter Z (VIC) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 19:45

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 19:45
Jim,
Don't know if it's of any interest, but have a look at
www.cairns.net.au/~signs/bodyguarding.htm Hope this helps.
happy travellin,
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Reply By: Steve from PAW Industries - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:31

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:31
AutoSKIN paint on peel off temporary protection is now available by direct order in many sizes check out www.autoskin.com.au.

Also some guys are getting into providing a service whereby you pull in or they come to you and paint your vehicle professionally.

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Steve Reilly
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PAW Industries (creators of AutoSKIN and Scratchpro)
Call us anytime 1300 306 712
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