Before: Touch Up Paint blobs on Emmy's nose Langka is only for use
on 1990-2005 year model cars. Cars before 1989 or on repainted panels,
test first. Cars before 1965 DO NOT USE. How to Use Langka: Rach's
Short Version: Best to work in the shade. Langka Prepaint cleans
and prepares the area for bonding with the touch up paint.
Before: (Close Up) Touch Up Paint blobs on Emmy's nose Apply touch
up paint either as little as possible because you will be rubbing
off the excess with the flat side of the card (with cloth) or put
a whole lot of touch up paint on and use the edge of the card (still
with cloth) to squeegee all the excess.
Langka applied with a 100% cotton sheet wrapped around the plastic
Langka card You are always working with your finger or the card
wrapped in "smooth tightly woven cloth". Back and forth,
not circular. Once you see paint coming off on the cloth, lighten
up on rubbing. Finger may take off too much touch-up paint but you
can feel your progress.
Drying time for touch up paint before using Langka is 2-24 hours.
The variation in drying time is due to varied climates. Hot and
dry will dry faster than cold and wet. For non-metallic paints some
people let it dry for days (so apparently you are OK if you don't
do it tonight). Langka may even work on very old touch up paint.
Just takes more rubbing. Paint may "shrink" in the touch
up area, if it does, apply more coats. Keep applying paint until
you get a blob to eliminate. Only use the touch up "clear coat"
if you think the touch up paint looks dull compared to the car paint.
Same process. Some people mix their touch up paint and their clear
coat in 1:1 ratio instead of using the touch up paint alone. Sealant:
Same process. You can wax the car (Zaino) 24 hours after completing
the paint repair.
After Langka: Blobs gone, chips substantially reduced. (The white
residue you see is because I was in a rush to take the picture and
get back to cleaning.)
The green paint you see on the rag is the touch up paint only. Langka
does not remove the original paint or clear coat.
Cousin Lisa paints LiZZZ. LiZZ is a fairly extreme example, as not
only is she a daily driver 60 mile a day commuter but also you see
my cousin has all these bits of jewelry and dangly key chains and
necklaces. If this works on LiZZZ's damage, it will surely work
Before: (Pennsylvania, 5/26/06) It's hard to take good pictures
because of the reflections. See the deep gouges, much more than
mere scratches or stone chips.
After: (New Jersey, 5/28/06) I think I may have done more than one
coat. That is, clean the car, paint the touch up, you let it dry
for at least a day, clean it again, use Langka blob remover, then
do all that again some days later.
Before: (PA, 5/26/06) It is hard to repeat the same exact angle
for the shot, (and it's hard to get my hands on Lisa's car because
she's always driving somewhere) but here's another view of the original
After: (NJ, 5/28/06) And here is similar view of afters. You can
see the beach chairs from the Jersey Shore reflected in the door
here, and you can see the green grass and trees of Pennsylvania
suburbs in the Before shots.
Lisa touching up LiZZ's paint, (PA, 5/26/06)
Before: (PA, 5/26/06) Here is an interesting paint problem. looks
like acid dripped on the car. Could be some really bad bird poop
that sat for too long.
After: (NJ, 5/28/06) This flash shot on a Jet Black car inside garage
is extreme, it looks much better in real life. Note that even the
edge of the door looks bright white, as does the dust on the car
and Langka residue. It actually looks a LOT better than this, but
even so you can see how the SIZE of the problem is greatly reduced.
A couple more treatments should fix it well.
Before: (NJ, 5/28/06 10am) Again this is an over-lit shot and its
hard to see what is a paint chip and what is Langka residue
After: (NJ, 5/28/06 11am) Same garage with day light instead of
flash. Really quite stunning results.