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I think it's watermarks?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by hockeyd, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Sep 17, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    hockeyd

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    Hey guys,

    I have marks on my month old Tacoma that at first I thought were just watermarks. However, after I washed it, they're still there. Is it something more, or do I just need to use something more like ScratchX or such?

    Also, it's on my chrome too. It's not something that can just rub off, like I thought it might, so that's what's got me stumped.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 17, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    Konaborne

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    Waterspots from hard water drying actually eats into the clear coat, so you'll have to get a polish to take them off.

    And for the chrome, I used Brass-o on mine and it worked perfectly!

    Got any pics?
     
  3. Sep 17, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    Might be bird poop stains. The kind that eat through the clear coat. If it looks like a faded powdery white ring with teeny white dots inside, it might be. :eek:

    My room mate never would wash bird poop off of his car until the car was really dirty. And his has that damage where the poop was. As soon as I see birdy stuff on my paint, I freak out and get a wet towel, let it soak on top of it for a while then I gently wipe it up. And if I have it, I'll wax that spot.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    try to clay bar it first, that removes alot.
    remember to apply wax after you're done.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Oh and how you know it really is bird stain, the clay bar (that works miracles, it really does) won't even faze it.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    acid rain, (heavily poluted areas), happens to me, give it a realllll good wax with a cleaner wax
     
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