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Revolution 9
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If you really want to discolour someone's paint, emptying a bottle of brake fluid over the area should probably do the trick, it's corrosive stuff, and I have seen on plenty of occasions a car with a brake fluid leak, where any paint the leak comes into contact with is damaged. The only thing is I've never actually measured the time it takes for this to happen so I'm entirely sure how long the fluid would have to be lying on the area. Anothert problem is I suppose what with the sort of sloping and curved shapes of most modern cars' shilouttes it'd be hard to get something with the viscosity of brake fluid to lie on much of the motor for long, but I reckon if you splashed a bottle of brake fluid all over a car then some of it would lie long enough to discolour it, especially on flat panels like the roof of an estate car, van or 4x4, or on the bootlid of saloon cars with flattish bootlids (that's the trunk of the car I'm on about for those of you in North America!)
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I think i saw this on a website called Rotteneggs.com . Its one of those sites for prankster kids. Like me.

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Originally posted by Satan laughs as you eternally rot:
I think i saw this on a website called Rotteneggs.com . Its one of those sites for prankster kids. Like me.

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If you really want to discolour someone's paint, emptying a bottle of brake fluid over the area should probably do the trick, it's corrosive stuff, and I have seen on plenty of occasions a car with a brake fluid leak, where any paint the leak comes into contact with is damaged. The only thing is I've never actually measured the time it takes for this to happen so I'm entirely sure how long the fluid would have to be lying on the area. Anothert problem is I suppose what with the sort of sloping and curved shapes of most modern cars' shilouttes it'd be hard to get something with the viscosity of brake fluid to lie on much of the motor for long
I once at work got a complaint from someone with a new car 2005 Toyota Matrix that her dad had given her as a gift and someone poured a bottle of brake fluid (they left the bottle) over the car and it ruined the paint job very badly

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with regard to Eggs, i have noticed that eggs can mar the paint... or at least robin eggs do... somehow a robin's egg landed on the hood of my 1998 Chev S-10, and marred the paint (outline of the egg shell remained til the truck was sold), it was on there for at most an evening... I rinsed it off right away. but the damage was done.
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shaving cream. You know, when you decorate the car for a wedding, and you use shaving cream on the windows? Get any on the car, and it does damage to the paint.

This I know b/c my good friend's car was "decorated" by her family at her wedding. PB under the handles, shaving cream on the windows and doors . . . the whole nine yards. They didn't wash it for a couple days, (guess they were busy), and now you can totally see the discolaration of where the shaving cream touched the paint.

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I can confirm that some brake fluids will strip paint. When I had a decent motorcycle, I always used the Silicon based brake fluid (?Dot3), so that any spills wouldn't harm the finish.

It's not only shaving cream/foam that can damage the paint of a wedding car. Lipstick will stain through the lacquer. Bullsh*t (and cowsh*t!) doesn't do paint much good either - a cow cr*pped on my bonnet (hood) a few years ago and the paint was never the same afterwards!

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Joseph Z
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I can not vouch for food materials causing it, but pine sap would definitely have an ill effect on your car paint.

I have a pine tree next door to my house and my car sometimes sits underneath it. It spits it on the side of my car and dries up on the paint. The only way to remove it is by scratching it off with something delicate like a butterknife.

It comes off but leaves nasty scratches all over the top layer.

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Brandi
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I have heard that alcohol-based solvents work very well on sap-- in fact, I once salvaged a desk chair some college students had left sitting outside, which had sticky drops of resin on it. That hand sanitizer gel removed the resin quite effectively (though the cloth upholstery was permanently discolored-- no telling how long the stuff had been on the chair).
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