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Old 04-17-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Default Recommendations for cleaning Coca-Cola from the body and windshield of my car?

Driving to work today at 11:30, a semi in the lane to my right, had a box of Coca-Cola between the rig and trailer that fell to the road and scattered. At least two of the cans sprayed soda across my car. I have video of it from my windshield mounted camera.

I won't have a chance to clean it until tonight, and even then, I am not sure if soda (Coca-Cola) is easy to clean off of the windshield and body. So if anyone has a recommendation as to cleaning it off themselves, please let me know. Otherwise, I am going to have to take it to a detailer to clean off.

I have been in contact with the owner of the company that owns the rig, and he emailed me back that after speaking to the driver, the driver stated to him that the soda came from a car to his right. Someone must have had quite the arm to have it end up falling from between the rig and trailer.

Does anyone have suggestions for cleaning it? Or if you know a detailer around Parkland/Tacoma, WA, can you list them here? Thank you!




You can see between the one above and below, that there is no red object above the rear tires of the rig, and then a red box appears above the rear tires.





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Old 04-17-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Should have rolled into a self car wash and just use the water gun until you can do a real wash.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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Should have rolled into a self car wash and just use the water gun until you can do a real wash.
I would have, had I not been heading into work. My only saving grace today might be that I had waxed my car with turtle wax a few weeks ago (What a PITA). But we'll see...
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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Envied auto salon in Puyallup does a goid detail at reasonable prices too. They only have a facebook page at the moment. But I took my car there and he did great work. Not to mention for the rest of the month he is donating $10 for every car he does to the red cross to help those in need from the boston bombings.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #5
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I suggest you wash your car.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #6
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I suggest you wash your car.
Thank you for your advice and thoughtful input.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:40 PM   #7
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Hmmm I'm not sure about poo. Used meguiars cleaner wax to get paint transfer off my car maybe it will work for the cola
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:53 PM   #8
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Can't be any worse than dried bird poop. Wash it gently until its gone. There is also a forum for this type of stuff.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:01 PM   #9
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Can't be any worse than dried bird poop. Wash it gently until its gone. There is also a forum for this type of stuff.
I figured a simple wash should get rid of it, but soda is rated 2.5 on the ph scale and is acidic.

If a detailer was required, this is the best place to ask since I am around here. The detailing sub-forum has people from all over the place.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:02 PM   #10
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Sell your car and let someone else deal with the problem.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:06 PM   #11
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Sell your car and let someone else deal with the problem.
$25K and it's yours.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:26 PM   #12
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No it has coca cola all over it. -10k
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:37 PM   #13
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No it has coca cola all over it. -10k
I wouldn't pay over 5 its cola for gods sakes
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:39 PM   #14
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I wouldn't pay over 5 its cola for gods sakes
Naw, $25K is about as unreasonable as selling the car because of cola being sprayed all over it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #15
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Soda is about equal to bird poop in terms of potential damage to your clear coat. High pressure rinse the car, wash with a good PH neutral car shampoo and then look very closely at where the soda was on your paint. If you still have dried soda on your car use a product like goo gone or tarminator to remove it with a high quality micro fiber towel. You're probably going to want to polish and then re-wax the affected areas.

Head on over to the detailing forum or detailing world as well, should be some good advice on there.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:30 PM   #16
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ummmmmmmm......water
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #17
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if its that bad, goof off will clean it but have a lot of water with you and don't leave the goof off on the surface for long. just dab a cloth/rag in it (or sprey some on if you get a spray bottle fo it) and gently rub till gone, then rinse the area VERY well for a while should be good to go, It will remove wax so consider a wash/wax afterward.

I used goof off to clean tree sap of a car I bough, did an incredably good job of cleaning it off without damage so long as you dont let it sit and rinse it well.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:48 PM   #18
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Windshield use muguires windshield cleaner, for the exterior use soap and water.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:47 PM   #19
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Why do you have the need for a dash mounted camera?
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:02 AM   #20
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Bucket, water, soap of choice, soft sponge and wash it...


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