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Method 2: The SQUEEGIE Method or WET Method


We use this method for repairing many different paint issues, such as:
1.  Deep scratches
2.  Metallic paints
3.  Applying Clear Coat over a shallow scratch
4.  Paints that seem to dull or loose their shine and
5.  If you keep pulling the paint out of the scratch or a chip using Method 1. 

This method is very simple to do and can be done quickly.   Just remember, you do this while the freshly applied touch up paint is still WET... i.e., the "WET" Method.

Step 1: Cleaning the Area




It is preferred to use our PrePaint (included in the Paint Chip Repair Kit)to clean the chip or scratch of wax or other contaminants.   Just apply PrePaint to a soft cloth and rub over each chip to be repaired.   Rinse with water or a damp cloth. Then dry the area to be repaired.

Step 2: Appling/Dry time





1. Applying Touch up Paint
Apply a drop of the touch up paint using a Micro brush to the end of the scratch (or chip).
2.  Drying Time Issues:

ZERO Drying time: Remember, with this method, you are NOT going to let the paint dry (as in our "DRY" method).  Rather, you are going to continue doing this repair IMMEDIATELY after you have you have squeegied the paint down the scratch or over the chip. .

  Before Squeeging the Paint


Lightly rest the plastic card's edge onto the vehicle painted surface and draw the paint down the scratch or over the chip.





  After Squeeging the Paint

 It's sort of like spreading butter on toast with a knife.  You have now filled the scratch with paint, and in this process will have also spread (smeared) paint on both sides of the scratch or chip.  Again, at this point, you will have wet paint in the scratch and smeared paint on both sides of the area.  Not to worry!  :-)

Step 3:  Removing the Excess




While the smeared paint is still wet, wrap a clean cloth over your index finger, and soak the cloth with the Blob Eliminator included in the Paint Chip Repair Kit.  Using your finger/cloth, carefully wipe off (surgically as possible) the excess "wet" smeared paint that you smeared on the surface of your vehicle, again, while it is still wet.  Try NOT to rub over the still wet touch up paint residing in the scratch or chip.  If you do disturb the wet paint in the scratch or chip...just go back to Step 2 and start over.  No big deal.

NOTE:  if you did a really good job removing the ALL the smeared paint from the edges of the scratch/chip, then you can go to Step 4!

IF you did NOT remove all the smeared paint from the surface, just allow the paint (the paint that you could not initially remove and the wet paint in the scratch) to dry.  In 2 to 4 hours wrap the plastic card with a smooth, clean, cotton cloth, apply The Blob Eliminator to the cloth/card, and smooth down any remaining paint along the edges of the scratch.

IF you pull paint out of the scratch, just reapply paint (Step2) and repeat the steps, be more gentle the next time... this is the "finesse" aspect we mentioned earlier.

Step 4:  Sealing the Repair

LANGKA Paint Sealant (included in the Paint Chip Repair Kit) is used to seal the repaired chip or scratch.  It provides UV protection and enhances the shine.  Just wipe on, let dry, and the wipe off the area.

You're done!

IF you would like, you may also wax the area 24 hours after completing the repair.  However, "wax" is old-school technology as compared to the new Paint Sealants, the same product you just used to complete this repair.   You can purchase larger quantities on our website of this Paint Sealant.

Other Considerations:

A. CLOTH SELECTION
We recommend using our special (extremely smooth) 8"x8" microfiber cloth (included in the Paint Chip Repair Kit).  Do not use a terry cloth or anything that does not have a smooth surface.  As an alternative you can use an old bed sheet, pillow case because the material is tighter woven (as compared to a T-shirt material).  Be sure the cloth is large enough so you can wrap it around the blue card and hold the card and cloth securely.  Again, be sure the card/cloth surface is smooth (wrinkle free).

B. CLEAR COATING the Repair: Optional

IF your touch up paint is provided in one bottle, it is NOT normally necessary to apply a clear coat final layer when doing this repair.

However, some paint manufacturers are now providing two bottles, the paint (color) and a clearcoat.  IF that is the case, a popular method for using clear coat is this:  Mix the paint and clear coat in a 1:1 ratio (using a paper ketchup cup from a local fast-food restaurant for mixing in).  Apply the "mixture" as directed.  Allow to dry, then remove the excess "mixture-blob" if necessary with The Blob Eliminator.   NOTE:  If after doing this and you still think it needs a final layer of clear coat, then apply the clear coat layer.   IF a blob results, you can smooth it down with the Blob Eliminator.

Another situation that may require a final clear coat layer is this:    IF the chip is large and the remaining paint in the chip appears "dull" (this can happen with some metallic colors), you can apply clear coat to the repaired chip.

Back to Detailed Instructions

Q. How does the Blob Eliminator work?

Answer: It is both a chemical (softening) and mechanical (rubbing) process. Once the touch up paint has dried, The Blob Eliminator will re-soften ONLY the touch up paint, and the light rubbing will mechanically "smooth" down the excess paint, with ONLY the touch up paint appearing on the cloth.
This process has been used to repair over 20,000,000 vehicles worldwide. It is a unique and proven process that will safely remove excess touch up paint from the surface of clear-coat painted and non-clear/coat vehicles without affecting the original paint surface of your vehicle.

Q. Works with all touch-up paints?

Sure, BUT we recommend using MANUFACTURES TOUCH UP PAINT. The Blob Eliminator is the ONLY safe product on the market when using these MANUFACTURES TOUCH UP PAINT. NO OTHER product works on MANUFACTURES TOUCH UP PAINT, the preferred touch up paint, when repairing chips and scratches.

However, IF you can't get the manufactures touch up paint, this is no problem. The Blob Eliminator will work on all touch up paints. Also, we can make the paint for you. Click here.. IF you don't know your paint code, click here.. Note: With any non-manufacture touch up paints let these paints dry longer and you need to rub very lightly as the tendency is for these less durable touch up paints to be softened quite quickly. Also, you can dilute The Blob Eliminator with water if you want to reduce the strength of the Blob Eliminator when using these non-manufacture touch up paints.

Q. Works on old touch up paint?

Answer: It depends on how long the "old" touch up paint has been on the vehicle. The Blob Eliminator is only "guaranteed" to work on newly applied touch up paint as in our directions. However, it will most likely work on old touch up paint, just no guarantees. You'll just need to be sure the area is very clean since you will need to rub longer and use plenty of The Blob Eliminator if you are going to attempt removing this old touch up paint. We recommend you use The Blob Eliminator for repairing some new chips, to get a feel for what it does. Once you have done that, then try it on the "old" touch up paint areas... just takes some elbow grease and a bit more rubbing time. BE SURE TO USE A VERY SOFT CLOTH.

Q. Is this product guaranteed?

Answer: YES. If for any reason the Blob Eliminator does not remove the excess blob of paint that was applied up to 4 days prior, Langka will refund the cost of the product in full. Just send it back with a copy of your invoice if you still have it. Otherwise, include your name, address, phone number, and email address so we can look-up your order. We'll refund the cost of the product you are returning and email you as well.

Q. Will it effect my OEM clear coat?

Answer: NO. This is the beauty of our product and why so many rave about it. The Blob Eliminator is specifically prepared to only remove the applied touch up paint, and not affect the original manufacturers clear coat surface. However, on repainted surfaces, you should test it in an inconspicuous area i.e., lower panel below the door. Do not use on vehicles in the 50's and early 60's IF they still have the original manufactures paint on them. Most old vehicles (30's-60's) have been repainted, and most of them have been repainted using basecoat/clearcoat paints. IF this is the case, the Blob Eliminator will work great.
Confused? Call us to discuss or email us using the "Contact Langka" tab at the very top of this page.

Q. OK for plastic bumpers or fiberglass?

Answer: Yes. Any clear coat painted surface. (Most all vehicles since 1990 are clear coated at production).

Q. What about existing rust in the chips?

Answer:Remove the rust using a device called the Prep Pen, an adjustable sanding pen specifically designed for removing rust. The tip of the Prep Pen can be sharpened to reach tight or small areas. The real question is "are you going to keep this vehicle"? IF so, then you need to neutralize OR grind-out the rust with the Prep Pen before you repair the chips. Navy Jelly or similar liquid products claim to "neutralize" rust... but that is debatable.

REMEMBER:  DON'T let future chips get rusted!! FIX THEM immediately once you discover them. It's called vehicle maintenance and it's not difficult now with our Paint Chip Repair Kit.

Q. How long will it take to get my order?

Answer: We have multiple choices on how to ship your products, depending on a number of factors. Most orders ship the same day the order is received. Also, if ordered on Fri,Sat,Sun, it will ship on Monday. Also, International shipments normally takes 10-14 days and are shipped via FedEx or UPS.

Q. What is the shelf life of the Blob?

Answer: Two years. We recommend you shake it well before using. You can reconstitute it with a small amount of water if you want to.

Q. Do I need to purchase anything else?

Answer: You will need to purchase the touch up paint from your dealership or directly from LANGKA.. If you don't know your paint code, Click Here. Again, the Blob Eliminator is the ONLY product designed specifically for manufacturers touch up paint AND all other touch up paints on the market. For non-manufacture touch up paints, just let the paint dry longer. If the paint chip is down to the metal, it may take a few coats or layers to fill the damaged area. We also provide other products on our web site that you may find helpful (Fine Tip Brush, Micro brush, Paint Sealant 2oz, etc). And if you need other car-care products, we provide the best products for maintaining your vehicles exterior (paint) and interior (leather, cloth, vinyl, carpet, etc).

Q. Has this been proven to work?

Answer: Our other company, IMAC (www.i-mac.com) developed this repair in 1989 for auto dealerships to use on their new and used car inventory. In the US alone, over 20 million cars have been repaired to increase their appearance and resell value. The Blob Eliminator is the first professional product available for consumers like YOU whereby you can now PROFESSIONALLY repair these unsightly blemishes for pennys.

Q. Can I damage my car?

Answer: It will not affect OEM (original equipment manufacture) clear coat painted surfaces. We caution using on repainted vehicles or defective painted surfaces or vehicles in the 1920-1965 that still have their "original" paint.

Q. How long will a 2oz. bottle last?

Answer: You can repair 40-50 chips per 2oz. bottle.

Q. Can I buy this locally?

Answer: Not at this time. However, The Blob Eliminator can be purchased directly from many internet sites, including AMAZON, Ebay, and of course, directly from us on this web site on our secure server OR you can call us directly at 509-747-3607 (M-F 8am-5pm PST) and talk with us directly. Leave a message if for some reason we can't answer the call... we'll call you back. PLEASE speak slowly and repeat your phone number twice. Thanks in advance.

Q. What about metallic paints?

Answer:Metallic paints have a tendency to darken a bit. We have developed a method called the SQUEEGIE Method or WET Method and it helps greatly. When it comes to metallic paints, here's a tip: SHAKE the paint very well to get the metallic flakes into solution before you apply the paint to the chip or scratch.

Clear coating the finished repair (as a final coat) still may be required to further enhance the shine for metallics. For more information on CLEAR COATING the Repair click on this link.

Q. What about "Light" scratches?

Answer: Light Scratches means scratches that you can NOT catch your finger nail in them. They are very fine scratches, they are NOT deep enough to hold touch up paint. To repair these type of clear coat scratches go to [ 5 ] REPAIRING "LIGHT" SURFACE SCRATCHES in the CLEAR COAT

Q. What about "Deep" scratches?

Answer: Repairing a "Deep" scratch is quite easy if you think of scratches as just "long" chips. We have developed 2 methods for REPAIRING "DEEP" SCRATCHES. Check them out.

Q. Touch-up paint came in 2 bottles?

Answer: IF you have two (2) bottles (one is the paint color and the other is the clear coat), you have some options on how to do this repair. Click on this link CLEAR COATING the Repair and read of the options you have.

Q. What about spray paint?

Answer: You can spray the paint on using a "rattle-can". A lacquer based spray paint is preferred. It is a more durable paint formulation and they retain their shine better for doing paint chips.

Q. Whats the fastest method?

Answer: We have developed a 5 minute repair process which many find to be the easiest method for fixing chips/scratches. We call it the SQUEEGIE Method or WET Method . You do this repair while the paint you applied is still wet. Click on the link for more information.