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THE BLOB ELIMINATOR

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Published on Thu, Jun 24, 2004

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

The Blob Eliminator might have made that yellow soft top look better. THE BLOB ELIMINATOR

Langka Excess Touch-up Paint Remover Car enthusiasts can be rather obsessive compulsive about their cars. Most people look for the closest parking space to their intended destination. Car nuts look for the space that is least likely to result in a door ding. That usually means parking in the outer reaches of the parking lot. "Hey, it's good exercise to walk," we say to ourselves.

This explains why getting that first paint chip in an enthusiast's new car takes on the importance of a front page news event. Traditional wisdom calls for touch-up paint, but those little paint bottles invariably end up leaving little globs (or blobs) of paint where there once was a chip.

Enter Langka Corporation. Back in 1996, they were commissioned by a touch-up paint company to develop a "wipe on; wipe off" process for their touch-up paints. The end product was The Blob Eliminator - a three-step process consisting of (1) cleaning the area, (2) applying your touch-up paint (and allowing it to dry), and (3) wiping off the excess paint, using a plastic card (or smooth cloth-wrapped plastic card) and a generous amount of The Blob Eliminator cream.

On small chips (typically, around 1/8 inch in diameter), The Blob Eliminator leaves a virtually unblemished finish - eliminating both the chip and any excess glob from the touch-up paint. On larger dings (like one-half inch in diameter), the results aren't quite as satisfying, but it's still better than having a ding on the car. Best of all, a 2 ounce bottle goes for $19.95 - a whole lot cheaper than taking it to an auto body shop.

- Roy Nakano

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