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dea7hr0w Jan 2, 10:42pm - #76602 
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i just spilled 91 gas on my quarter panel

has anyone experinced this before, if so what did you do about it? i cant wash my car because its raining outside, and i tried rinsing it off but the water just slipped off...
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SR71 Jan 2, 10:48pm - #76603 
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If I were you I would get some soap and water wash that area and rinse it off. Better you get wet than let the gas eat at your paint. You wont melt

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NorwayGT Jan 2, 11:05pm - #76604 

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stefanoc Jan 2, 11:12pm - #76605 

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Originally Posted by SR71
If I were you I would get some soap and water wash that area and rinse it off. Better you get wet than let the gas eat at your paint. You wont melt


You should have done it when you spilled it for best quality. for now just use soap and water and wash it few times. clean it with water and than after drying give it a coat of wax or two
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chameleon Jan 5, 5:38am - #76606 

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Is gas even harmful to paint? I've never seen gas damage a paint finish before.
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GreyGhost2k2 Jan 5, 5:49am - #76607 

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Originally Posted by chameleon
Is gas even harmful to paint? I've never seen gas damage a paint finish before.


over time and if done a lot...yes...gas acts as a solvent...and can break down the oils in paint...which is why waxing a car is important to preserve the oils in the paint...maybe someone can back me up on this

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stefanoc Jan 5, 10:00am - #76608 

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Originally Posted by GreyGhost2k2
Originally Posted by chameleon
Is gas even harmful to paint? I've never seen gas damage a paint finish before.


over time and if done a lot...yes...gas acts as a solvent...and can break down the oils in paint...which is why waxing a car is important to preserve the oils in the paint...maybe someone can back me up on this


yup. gas is not gonna take off the paint immediately but will "eat out" the paint little by little. just look at the paint under ur gas cap and paint on the best spot of ur car. one looks shinier and feels smoother.
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Heat Jan 5, 10:41am - #76609 
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Originally Posted by Celicacutie
3 hours? That has to be nice, mine was out all day, 6 a.m. til 7:00 p.m.
Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by xmangt1
Originally Posted by EvanJ
[quote=shox]I remember I did that before I fixed that gas tank problem the '03 Celicas were having. For those with '03 you might know what I'm talking about. Anyways, it would just squirt out and get on my panels. What I did, right away, is grab that squigee/sponge thing for your window and gave the car a quick splash with it.


Mine's going in next week to have the entire gas tank replaced because of it frown
R U going to have to pay anything EvanJ?


Like they said, it's free because it was a safety recall.. but it's still a pain to have to be out of a car for 3 hours while they fix it. thumbsdown
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Wow, you guys should talk to your dealers. They gave me a loaner car when I dropped my celi off so they could check to see if I had the problem. They should GIVE you a loaner if its going in to have that done. thumbsdown

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chameleon Jan 5, 3:14pm - #76610 

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Yeah Heat, but your 26. Toyota has also always given me a rental when doing warranty work, but I am 25.

A lot of these younger people are probably not eligable for a rental loaner because they are not old enough...which is a bunch of crap of course. thumbsdown
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Celicacutie Jan 5, 10:38pm - #76611 

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I know what you mean, they have never had my balls though. wink
Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by Celicacutie
3 hours? That has to be nice, mine was out all day, 6 a.m. til 7:00 p.m.


We'll see.. that's what they told me, but you know how 3 hours can easily turn into a whole day when the dealer has you by the balls.
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Celicacutie Jan 5, 10:40pm - #76612 

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I had a rental car as well, I think it was the Corolla~ I wouldn't leave without a rental smile
Originally Posted by Heat
Originally Posted by Celicacutie
3 hours? That has to be nice, mine was out all day, 6 a.m. til 7:00 p.m.
Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by xmangt1
[quote=EvanJ][quote=shox]I remember I did that before I fixed that gas tank problem the '03 Celicas were having. For those with '03 you might know what I'm talking about. Anyways, it would just squirt out and get on my panels. What I did, right away, is grab that squigee/sponge thing for your window and gave the car a quick splash with it.


Mine's going in next week to have the entire gas tank replaced because of it frown
R U going to have to pay anything EvanJ?


Like they said, it's free because it was a safety recall.. but it's still a pain to have to be out of a car for 3 hours while they fix it. thumbsdown
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Wow, you guys should talk to your dealers. They gave me a loaner car when I dropped my celi off so they could check to see if I had the problem. They should GIVE you a loaner if its going in to have that done. thumbsdown [/quote]
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Street Prototype Jan 5, 11:13pm - #76613 

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wash it off right away

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Celicatastrophe Jan 6, 12:35am - #76614 
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YEA JUST wipe it off right away, its no big deal really. Just don't leave it there. I get drips on my car just about everytime I get gas and I have yet to see the negative effects. Just don't leave it there all day.

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Evan Jan 6, 12:38am - #76615 

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Originally Posted by Celicacutie
I know what you mean, they have never had my balls though. wink
Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by Celicacutie
3 hours? That has to be nice, mine was out all day, 6 a.m. til 7:00 p.m.


We'll see.. that's what they told me, but you know how 3 hours can easily turn into a whole day when the dealer has you by the balls.


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