black streaks on white paintwork

Discuss anything Morris Minor related.

Moderator: Moderators

docgibbons
Minor Fan
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:39 am
MMOC Member: No

black streaks on white paintwork

Postby docgibbons » Tue May 28, 2019 4:03 pm

i have a snowberry white saloon, restored by charles ware, which is in very good condition apart from unslightly black streak marks on the white paintwork. ordinary washing does not remove these, and it needs a wax polish to get rid of them, although still needs vigorous rubbing.
it looks to me as though the marks are caused by the rubber window seals running. does this sound a possibility? and does anyone have any ideas how to treat this apart from regular waxing?

ManyMinors
Minor Legend
Posts: 1384
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:41 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby ManyMinors » Tue May 28, 2019 4:43 pm

I get the same on my white car. It is a bit of a nuisance but the marks come off with a polish. Something like "T cut" might be more effective than a wax polish?

docgibbons
Minor Fan
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:39 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby docgibbons » Tue May 28, 2019 4:53 pm

i think you can get a T cut and wax polish all in one, which might do the trick. although if it is the black rubber seal causoing the streaks, maybe there's something that will waterproof these and stop it running.

cococola
Minor Fan
Posts: 207
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:30 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby cococola » Tue May 28, 2019 8:50 pm

My white traveller had the black streaks and I used G3 which is similar to T Cut to remove the streaks. Then a good wax coating will make it easier to wash off future marks easier.
Morris Minors..... such fun :D

cococola
Minor Fan
Posts: 207
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:30 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby cococola » Tue May 28, 2019 9:05 pm

My waxing efforts from last week including streak removal. :D
Attachments
IMG_20190522_133331.jpg
IMG_20190522_133331.jpg (4.29 MiB) Viewed 345 times
IMG_20190525_152347.jpg
IMG_20190525_152347.jpg (4.26 MiB) Viewed 345 times
IMG_20190525_152355.jpg
IMG_20190525_152355.jpg (3.58 MiB) Viewed 345 times
IMG_20190525_152341.jpg
IMG_20190525_152341.jpg (3.69 MiB) Viewed 345 times
Morris Minors..... such fun :D

docgibbons
Minor Fan
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:39 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby docgibbons » Wed May 29, 2019 6:36 am

Cor. if that's how they come up after a rub down with G3, I'm off to buy some today.
you could have a shave in the reflection.
by the way. what have you used for the wheels? they look great too.

cococola
Minor Fan
Posts: 207
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:30 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby cococola » Wed May 29, 2019 8:24 am

docgibbons wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:36 am
Cor. if that's how they come up after a rub down with G3, I'm off to buy some today.
you could have a shave in the reflection.
by the way. what have you used for the wheels? they look great too.
Haha thank you, be careful with the G3 if you go down this route as it can be quite abrasive but used on scratches, scuffs and black streaks it works excellent and it is available on Ebay.
The wheels I repainted with brush Hammerite to cover minor impurities in them and then sprayed over with white spray paint for the smoother finish. I get a lot of satisfaction loosing myself in the cleaning of my cars and the results are pleasing too.
Morris Minors..... such fun :D

PoolGuy
Minor Friendly
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:37 am
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby PoolGuy » Wed May 29, 2019 1:01 pm

Just a couple of things, be aware that Farecla use the name G3 for many products, most of them are only suitable for machine application and as mentioned above, go easy with it as some of them can be very aggressive. If you don’t have a machine polisher then I’d suggest using something less aggressive, it won’t take much to remove the marks that you mention. Secondly, wax and polish are totally different products, polishes remove a tiny amount of paint/lacquer (depending on the paint on your vehicle), wax is a final finish that protects the paint.

This is the finish with machine applied polish (Mazerna 3800), followed by a good wax. Very little paint was removed.Image

cococola
Minor Fan
Posts: 207
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:30 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby cococola » Wed May 29, 2019 3:10 pm

Wow what a stunning van and I love the old english white wheels and grille.
I want a van as my next vehicle but my wife is telling me I cant have a 3rd Moggie. :-?
Morris Minors..... such fun :D

docgibbons
Minor Fan
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:39 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby docgibbons » Wed May 29, 2019 4:15 pm

second that. stunning looking van.
thanks for the advice re the G3, it turns out i have some in an old box full of moggie paraphernalia. but when you advise something less aggressive, do you have a particular product in mind. if so, could you let me know which one?

PoolGuy
Minor Friendly
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:37 am
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby PoolGuy » Wed May 29, 2019 4:37 pm

I’d suggest something like this https://www.poorboysworld.co.uk/shop/po ... l-remover/ or Auto Glym Super Resin Polish if you want to buy from Halfords.

docgibbons
Minor Fan
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:39 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby docgibbons » Wed May 29, 2019 4:50 pm

i'll try the poorboys. i already have one of their products. bird MY FAVOURITE CAR IS A DATSUN CHERRY remover. works quite well.
so thanks for the tip(s).

Owlsman
Minor Friendly
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:26 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby Owlsman » Wed May 29, 2019 6:46 pm

WOW! That does sound about as aggressive as you can get...….if it can remove a car :D .

docgibbons
Minor Fan
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:39 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby docgibbons » Thu May 30, 2019 6:50 am

dark forces are at work. is the MMOC website moderator related to the late mary whitehouse? and applying the kind of censorship employed by the chinese?
i never wrote i'll try the poorboys. i already have one of their products. bird MY FAVOURITE CAR IS A DATSUN CHERRY remover. works quite well.

what i wrote was i'll try the poorboys. i already have one of their products. bird xxxx remover. works quite well. the four x's being what your average bird occasionally dumps on your vehicle.

by the way. the poorboys product referred to actually uses the word on the label. but clearly it's too risque for the MMOC moderator.
by the way. if there had been a product capable of removing an entire datsun cherry, i'm pretty sure it would have been a best seller.

Bowie69
Minor Friendly
Posts: 65
Joined: Thu May 28, 2015 10:07 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby Bowie69 » Thu May 30, 2019 8:26 am

It'll be an auto-replace, designed to keep the forum safe-for-work.

Almost all forums use this sort of thing, and allows us who do 'surf the net' in free time at work to do it without fear of irritating the boss.

I'd personally not see that sort of lowest common denominator language on here anyway, so win-win.

docgibbons
Minor Fan
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:39 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby docgibbons » Thu May 30, 2019 2:22 pm

should have thought of that. makes sense really.

Owlsman
Minor Friendly
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:26 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

Postby Owlsman » Thu May 30, 2019 4:54 pm

I was only being mischievously facetious of course :D . You should try reading my favourite football club's fans forum!! There is plenty of use of 'ye olde Anglo Saxon' on that site which circumvents the swear filter by all sorts of devious means (eg: use of $ and @ symbols, umlauts etc, etc).

Sometimes these filters are a bit too clever...….My son recently, as part of his work, was asked to source some hardcore i.e. stone/gravel but the company filter would not allow him to search on the tinterweb because 'hardcore' apparently can refer to something quite different :oops:

PS: Can anyone show me how to 'quote' a phrase or section from a previous post please. Thanks


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests