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Little Black Spots all over car .......

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mick6, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Sep 6, 2009 at 6:49 AM
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    mick6

    mick6 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, thought I would pass this on, my other car and the side of my house had little black spots I thought came from the trees. They are like glue and tough to get off, when I got my Tacoma I parked it at the end of my driveway and have no problem with these spots. Anyway here is an article from a Penn State Dr. with the answer to the problem.

    http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/d/ddd2/
     
  2. Nov 17, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    Collins

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    Mick6,

    Was doing a search on Waxing a White Truck and found this...

    Thanks for that link...very timely.
    I have the exact same problem in North Carolina.
    Never knew what they were, but they sure are hard to get
    off once they've dried on.

    I spent nearly the entire weekend cleaning them off and putting a nice
    coat of wax on.

    Something that worked ok for me was a small wet piece of cedar
    wood...using the flat/straight edge of a freshly cut pc. It was able
    to knock the black top part off easy enough...still had to work
    hard to get the brown residue off, but i did get it done.
    No scratches in the paint either.

    I'll need to park my truck further away from my mulched area.

    I think i'll claybar the Truck next.

    Thanks again.

    Paul
     
  3. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    I would guess they might also be bug droppings. I've had that before.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    road tar?
     
  5. Nov 18, 2010 at 11:43 PM
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    Holy thread revival batman!

    Why didn't I see this thread earlier?. I got this shit all over my truck!!
    It's worse mostly in the fall/spring and like...right now.

    A good wax on the truck makes it easier to get off. Some extra scrubbing with the soap/water.... Not a big deal, just annoying.

    A new layer of mulch usually helps prevent invasions. I just don't have the time to do it every year.

    Thanks for the link!! I knew they were from the mulch, atleast at my house!
     
  6. Nov 21, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    I thought it was road tar when i first saw them, but it
    didn't make sense as it was mainly on one side of the truck
    (the side nearest the mulch where i park...)
    and i didnt have any in the wheel wells....just on the door, fender
    and some on the edge of the hood.

    Anyway, all gone now and they are easier to get off
    after one has wax on the truck. And no kidding,
    i had just cleaned the front right fender and went
    in the house to take a break...(also known as getting another beer)
    and there was one there again where i had cleaned...
    but it just fell right off because it hadn't had time to dry
    on the paint i guess?

    parking on the other side of my driveway....

    PC
     
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