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.
Sure, BUT we recommend using MANUFACTURES TOUCH UP PAINT because they are more durable, they retain their shine without needing a clear coat layer, they shrink very little if any and they are less expensive. That is why we developed The Blob Eliminator because it 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.
IF you can't get the manufactures touch up paint and you decide to use non-manufactures touch up (paint from a body shop or internet provider)...no problem. Just 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.
Answer: Here are three Independent 3rd Party reviews:
a. Independent Review of The Blob Eliminator - About.com
b. Article, pdf, 6 pages HighperformancePontiac.com
c. Video: 15 min YouTube 2 part
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.
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.
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.
Answer: Yes. Any clear coat painted surface. (Most all vehicles since 1990 are clear coated at production).
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
Answer: You have multiple "choices" on how you have your order shipped. Having said that, generally speaking, if your order is under $36 orders it can ship 1st class US Postal mail. Over $36 ship USPS Priority mail or UPS. You can choose how you want it shipped. Also, if ordered M-Th, will ship the following day. If ordered on Fri,Sat,Sun, it will ship on Monday. Also, International shipments normally takes 10-14 days.
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.
You will need to purchase the touch up paint from your dealership or local auto parts supply store. If you don't know your paint code, Click Here
. Again, the Blob Eliminator is designed specifically for manufacturers touch up paint (this touch up paint is preferred because it dries harder, doesn't shrink, last longer, retains it's shine better, and is less expensive etc), not body shop paints (it will work, but it works very quickly...so 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).
Answer: Absolutely if you use the Manufactures touch up paint! IF you're using non-manufacture touch up paints (paints sold by our competitors), the paint will shrink over time, and you will have to repeat this simple process if this occurs.
The only precaution, as with any newly applied paint, is to not power wash or power buff the repaired areas for a few day as the paint is still "curing".
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.
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.
Answer: You can repair 40-50 chips per 2oz. bottle.
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-8pm 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.
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. BTW, the reason metallics have a tendency to darken , so here's a tip: You have to get enough metallic flakes in the chip to refract light properly, and that is a variable we cannot control. For best results, SHAKE the paint very well to get the metallic flakes into solution before you apply the paint to the chip or scratch.
FYI, the Blob Eliminator will work on non-metallic paints AND it will remove many surface contaminants...road tar, tree sap, bug goo, etc].
Clear coating the finished repair still may be required to further enhance the shine for metallics. For more information on CLEAR COATING the Repair
click on this link.
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
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.
Answer: Allow paint to dry for 2 hours or longer (for scratches wait 24 hours). Use plenty of The Blob Eliminator. Rub lighter as the excess paint begins to be removed. For a faster repair time (5 minutes), click here.
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.
Answer: A lacquer based spray paint is preferred. It is a more durable paint formulation and they retain their shine better for doing paint chips. If it is a non-lacquer based paint, see the next question. "What about using paints I had mixed or that I bought off the internet"? Next question...
Answer: Yes, but again we recommend using manufacturers touch up paint. If you use these non-lacquer base paints (typically mixed at body shops or bought from internet vendors), let the paint dry for 2-3 days then do the LANGKA Process. Rub very lightly with The Blob Eliminator. You may need to put a clear coat layer over the touch up area in addition as these paints have a tendency to loose their glossy look. AND, they will shrink. They're really not a good touch up paint to use on your vehicle.
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.