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Old 09-08-2008, 03:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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you can use gasoline... Then wash and wax the car when your done.. The gasoline will remove all surface contaminents.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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to remove the brownish spot from the paint i would use a Tar remover... just spray on the car, left to dwell for 2-3 minutes, wash and rinse
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:47 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I have those yellow/brown spots on my car too, everyone in my neighborhood does, they're from the trees in my 'hood and i worry they're gonna eat my paint... can anyone recommend a good protective wax/ polish? Something that will act as a barrier? i used wax on the GTI, and they ate right through it and made the paint all dull and chalky.
I get those as well in Beachland from the Oak tree pollen, sap and other shit.

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Dood. Think about it. I'm telling you that it works. Even if I am wrong, what's the worst scenario? You waxed your car? There is nothing to lose. The wax is like $9.99 at walmart. Go to Costco, spend $15 and buy 20 pcs of microfiber and be done with it. This will take care of 90% of those tiny black/brown dots, or at least it did for me. The remaining 10%, yeah, claybar. The only thing is maybe it is easier for me as all of my black/brown dots are not old, as I always clean them before they get really old (ie a few quarter). Also, even if you Claybar, you'll still need the wax and microfiber afterwards, so it is not like you're wasting your money or limiting your option by waxing first. Stop looking for an definitive answer on the internet from a bunch of amatuers. Go out and try something for yourself.
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Tree sap will eat through the clear coat and eventually damage the color coats sometimes right down to the primer if it's baked in long enough. Same for bird droppings, really. Your only option here is to claybar the car and try and apply some Scratch X to the affected areas, then give it a good coat of wax (I prefer Meguiars' NXT TechWax, the liquid version). If that doesn't work, you might have to do a compound but I'd reccommend having that done by a professional if you've never done it before, as you CAN cause more harm than good if you don't do it correctly.

Pouring gasoline onto your car definitely isn't a solution, though...
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:57 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I would try to clay that area that is contaminated with the brown spots. If that does not work, try a rubbing compound with a Porter Cable.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:05 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I have those yellow/brown spots on my car too, everyone in my neighborhood does, they're from the trees in my 'hood and i worry they're gonna eat my paint... can anyone recommend a good protective wax/ polish? Something that will act as a barrier? i used wax on the GTI, and they ate right through it and made the paint all dull and chalky.
I have been detailing for 4-5 years now and I personally come across lots of cars with those little marks. I simply begin by using dish washing soap, BECAUSE in this situation you are trying to get all of the contaminants off the car, clay bar the car quickly, use a very light finishing polish or even "scratch and swirl remover" as these are very mild abrasives, meaning they will take off a very fine layer of the contaminated paint. After that, throw on a layer of Meguier's Cleaner-Wax, which does wonders, don't skip this step!, then wash once more, and then add a sealant of some sore, I prefer TechWax. Hope this helps!
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:51 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Rubbing compound and a porter sounds like a good way to scratch up your car.
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+1 on the clay bar method. I was able to get rid of those little orange dots with the clay bar.
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Here's a sure-fire method to get rid of any specks of black or brown goo that seem to infuse themselves into your paint!
First, take an Exacto(TM) knife and carefully pick all the bits out. When they are gone you will end up with very tiny pock marks like that of Ray Liotta's face. Take some form of putty, (some say bondo, I use drywall prep because it's cheaper) and fill in the holes, being liberal with the putty. This is also a chance to give your car those pimpin lines that normally a body kit would only provide! Remember, more putty=more custom! Once you are happy with your rough-up, take sandpaper and start with the lower numbers, then move to the higher numbers. Some say go to 2000 grit, but I usually get tired at about 120 and move on to the next step.
Wipe the car down with IsoPropyl Alcohol and a microfiber cloth. Once this is done, you can be sure that the car is clear of dust and debris. Then buy a can of spray paint that matches your car (I like to skip this step to save $$$) and a can of Clearcoat. A couple of layers and you're done!
Worked great on my buddy's Silvia!!!



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Actually that was a pretty good article! I used to detail cars for over 6 years...and clay bar-ing a car SUCKS! That's the worst thing I can think about doing...it takes FOREVER (if you do it right) and it's VERY tedious! I'm actually clay bar-ing my Crystal White IS right now...and it just reminded me how much I HATTTTTE it!
if you think the IS takes you a long time

i used to clay bar my 80' monte(if i remember correctly 16' car) every 3-4 months that woudl take me a good 6 hrs BEFORE i waxed but so worth it to have the paint just glassy w/ all the pearls
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I have those yellow/brown spots on my car too, everyone in my neighborhood does, they're from the trees in my 'hood and i worry they're gonna eat my paint... can anyone recommend a good protective wax/ polish? Something that will act as a barrier? i used wax on the GTI, and they ate right through it and made the paint all dull and chalky.
They have things for this, they work great.

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i used to run a detail shop and i have a white is300, clay bar all the way. i do my white car every spring followed with a polish and a wax, works every time!!
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