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Mud causing paint damage?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Badwin45, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Jul 25, 2010 at 11:56 PM
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    Badwin45

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    I got myself into a bit of mud this afternoon :D but when I took my taco to the car wash I noticed that there were places where it appeared that the mud had damaged the paint. It almost looked as if something had etched it where the mud sat. I know it wasn't a clay residue because it wouldn't scrub off. I wound up having to use a polish to get the spots out and I have one area where the polish isn't working.

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. Jul 25, 2010 at 11:58 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Ive heard of that happening. I guess the mud can be slightly acidic? I don't know.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2010 at 1:53 AM
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    ^ I agree.

    My truck has stains on the roof from the acid rain while it sat on the dealer's lot. I tried clay bar, polish, wax, but nothing can take it off.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    I don't think we have any acid rain out where I hunt - rural western OK.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:32 AM
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    i belive it is just taking off the wax.... unless you let it sit there caked on for a few days in the heat.....
    but i am no expert....but i have had a muddy ass truck alot.......and no problems
    good luck
     
  6. Jul 27, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    I have no idea what it ultimately was but a Porter-Cable R.O. polisher and some 3M finesse-it 2, Finishing Material - "Machine Polish" took the spots right out. You'd never know that they had been there at all.

    Just for grins, I had a local body shop give me a quote to polish the out for me. Turns out that the polisher wasn't much more than the quote so I just bought one. Now I can keep the truck looking good myself.
     
  7. Jul 27, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    nice...good deal
     
  8. Jul 27, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    did u get a discount for it???
     
  9. Jul 30, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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    Depending on what type of soil it is, the mud probably has very tiny abrasive elements in it.
     
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