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Mike's Tire Shine caused stains in white paint, help!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by H82WRK, May 6, 2010.

  1. May 6, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    H82WRK

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    Ok so I normally apply my own tire shine and wipe it off really really well to avoid throw up on the paint.

    However I had to take my truck through the local Mike's Car Wash to get the mud off the underneath and they keep pushing this tire shine stuff. So my husband added it on, I always refused it because for the price they want I could buy a whole bottle. But we both thought it would be cool to see how the machine applied it (sponges if anyone was wondering)

    Anyways last night I was detailing my truck and noticed on the fender wells that the tire shine had splattered up there. No biggie normally when this occurs you just wipe it off and move on. Well I wiped it off and got the black spots off but now there is a brownish stain left behind where it appears that the oil distillates in the tire shine have stained the ABS type material used for the wheel arches.

    So I tried cleaner wax, didn't work, clay bar, didn't work, rubbing compound, didn't work.

    Any ideas? I know I am being picky wanting to keep my wheels arches clean on the inside but I'll accept that. With this white paint, it looks like poo having a clean truck and dirty wheel wells.

    Thanks!
     
  2. May 6, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Maybe try something like Simple Green. Spray it on and let it sit for a few minutes. It might break up whatever was in the tire dressing.
     
  3. May 6, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    WNYTACOMA

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    I would (calmly) call them and see what they do when this happens. You may get lucky and they may have a solution, (why re-invent the wheel?) or at worst case, you make have make the initial documentation of the incident.

    I also wouldn't mention specifically already having tried all of the products you mentioned already. Too much information can come back on you in the worst case.
     
  4. May 6, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    TacoSupreem

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    Rachael, is it on your paint or on the flat black plastic inside your wheel wells?
     
  5. May 6, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    OffroadToy

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    I'd try lacquer thinner in a small area first just to see if it worked and didn't cause any additional damage.
     
  6. May 6, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    HondaGM

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    take it back to them,let them fix it.
     
  7. May 6, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    PB65stang

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    I'd try some thing like Simple Green or Goo Gone first as well, and if that doesn't work you may have to break out a buffer and get some compound on it. Your hand probably won't be able to get enough force to take it off.
     
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