Langka

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  1. Sp!ke

    Sp!ke Administrator Staff Member

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    Has anyone tried this Langka stuff.

    I have found a UK distributer Here so I think I am gonna give it a try anyway.

    I will keep you all updated as to how it goes.
     
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    I am very interested to see how you get on! please keep us all posted!
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Koolvin @ Aug. 28 2002,11:03)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I am very interested to see how you get on! please keep us all posted!</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
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    I might visit them, they are about 1 mile from my house <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
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    OK, I have tried this product and can say it does work....kind of anyway.

    What it does do very efficiently is remove any excess paint left by the touchup. I had a scratch that had been very poorly touched up from before I bought the car. Langka did remove all the excess leaving a much less visable scratch but it seemed to remove the pigment from the paint or something.

    My paint is a metallic green, Langka seemed to remove the green bit and left the metalic residue (silver). I have mailed langka to ask their advice and am hoping that I am doing something wrong, we will see.

    Having said all that, I recon that if you either have a silver car, or have a non metalic finish then this stuff will knock your socks off its so efficient. &nbsp;I have never seen anything like this before. It literally only effects celulose touchup or spray paint and not the two-pac factory paintwork of the car.

    I made a small booboo the other day and bought a can of spray paint to touch up my lower door trim (colour matched at a local car store). Anyway, perhaps I was overly confident in the match coz I gave it a quick squirt and then another thinking the paint would dry a lighter shade. How wrong I was.

    Langka to the rescue, three days later I got this stuff, put some on a cloth and wifed over the spray and off it came in seconds without touching the original paintwork. Could this even be marketed as a graffiti remover I wonder. In any event, it has a 5 year plus shelf life and is definately worth having in your garage just in case.

    If I cannot achieve the results I want, I am thinking of calling THESE PEOPLE who claim to be able to remedy these things on site if necessary. They also recon that they come round to your home for free estimates so I may ring them anyway.

    Will keep you posted
     
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    Wow!! ok now my ears are up!!!! let me know how u get on with langka as I think i'm going to buy it!
     
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    Didnt I just do that?  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

    I am only a couple of miles away from you Koolvin so get yer touchup paint and come on over and try it for yourself b4 you buy it.

    It certainly won't make your scratches any worse in any event.
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Sp!ke @ Sep. 02 2002,21:16)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Didnt I just do that?  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

    I am only a couple of miles away from you Koolvin so get yer touchup paint and come on over and try it for yourself b4 you buy it.

    It certainly won't make your scratches any worse in any event.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    where abouts are you in Richmond?

    Im pulling my door cards apart today to replace some weatherproof sheeting - but yeah i'll come down!
     
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    OK Koolvin I have sent you my address by mail to your MBClub mailbox.

    Funny you need to open your doorcards as I need to do the same today. Why not do that at mine as well coz I got to adjust my window height slightly as its not closing properly.
     
  9. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    As my SL is silver and the bonnet has some small stone chips that need a touch up - I've ordered some, hopefully it will do as well on silver as Spike seems to think it might.

    Mark
     
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    I must comment on the size of the bottle though, you certainly dont get much for yer 15 spondoulies.

    Thank heavens a little goes a long way.
     
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    Sounds very interesting. I have recently touched up my body work....oo-err misses!! with an MB kit of colour and clear coat.

    Will this Langka stuff still work even though I have used the clear coat?

    Was the delivery service quick?
     
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    Will this Langka stuff still work even though I have used the clear coat?

    Was the delivery service quick?

     
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    Ooops! <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>

    It does not work at all well on Vivianite green <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':angry:'>

    Just got some today from Frosts and tried it on some stone chips I recently touched up. It tends to turn the paint silvery and looks worse than the blob.

    Be warned!
     
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    A fellow 279'er <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> Thanks for the heads-up Jimmy, I will steer clear of it. Sorry it's at your expense <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>

    S.
     
  15. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    Not sure if mines 737 or 744 !

    But it seems to work ok on mine <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'> Seems silver is definately the best starting point !

    Mark
     
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    I'm thinking of getting this to remove a shoddy touch up job on a small scratch. Will it remove the touch up paint that was applied a couple of weeks ago ? T-Cut doesn't work.
     
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    yes it will - you can do it months after.
     
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    Thanks Spike I'm ordering it now then.
     
  19. GlynC

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    I've been using this for a few years and find it works very well with with a bit of practice. As with most things if you try to remove some of a metalic paint it leaves some of the flake showing.
    So I have found with my cars I use a plain colour to touch in leave for a few days and then take off the excess with this stuff and polish then finish off with laquer.
    This works well on darker colours. I still haven't found anthing that works with colours like silver etc etc. You can always see the repair!
    But overall I have found it to be value for money as you use the smallest bit of it to do the job.:thumb:
     
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