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Old 05-04-2002, 02:35 PM   #1
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Question Stange substance on paint?

Ok I just came back from washing my car, and as I was washing i noticed something.

When I am drying the car and I run the towel over it, a white glaze forms. It happens in long streaks, over the whole front of the car, not the back. The substance is very dry to the touch, and almost sticky, and is a white haze.

The only thing I can think of it that someone in front of me had a coolant leak andnow the coolant is all over the front of my car, and eating away the clear coat. I hope to god that is not what it is, but thats all I can think of.

Anyone had the same experience, or something similar?

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Old 05-04-2002, 06:50 PM   #2
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Old 05-04-2002, 08:10 PM   #3
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Wow...I have no idea what it is. But go wash your car, then use the Meguirs Paint Cleaner - that takes EVERYTHING out of the paint.
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Old 05-04-2002, 08:24 PM   #4
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I did that, no such luck either. Maybe I should try it again.

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Old 05-04-2002, 08:29 PM   #5
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Joe what happened to Betsi??!! Wouldn't the orange glow/goo gone thing get rid of the substance?

Take a pic, send it to me, and I will ask around for you!

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Old 05-05-2002, 01:28 AM   #6
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Hey Benson:

Dude I cant get it to show in any pics I take of it, but it is there and it is pissing me off. I think some rust bucket was spraying fluid and it is all over my car.

I will try and take more pics tomorrow, but I dont think it will show.

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Old 05-05-2002, 01:39 AM   #7
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[BWouldn't the orange glow/goo gone thing get rid of the substance?[/b]
Hmm, I'd really try to avoid using goo gone on the paint. That stuff can really eat through paint.

Unfortunately, I'm not really sure what happened to your paint. You might try getting some polish and trying to polish out a small part of the affected area to see if it comes off. If it's some substance on your paint, I wonder if you could try bug/tar remover. If it's some chemical that has partially eaten through your clearcoat, it would seem machine polishing is the only solution.

Dude, I would advise asking these questions at:
http://www.autopia-carport.com/forums/index.php

The detailing experts there would have the best suggestions.

Good luck fixing your paint.

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Joe,
I assumed the substance is on top of your wax (if you did wax her good)...if so, make a rubbing compound? (There is risk though)...this will kill the wax and whatever on top of it; but you must wax afterward.

I hate to see another beautiful MY98 got ruined, especially when she has a name.

Keep me informed my friend

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Old 05-05-2002, 03:06 PM   #9
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Oh, you know what you could try? Try using some Claybar. Use a solution of car wash and water as a lubricant, and rub the auto claybar against the paint. If it's a contaminant on the surface, the claybar should remove it.

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Old 05-05-2002, 04:55 PM   #10
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I tried the Meguires again, no luck. I was thinking. I have Turtle Wax Rubbing compound Heavy Duty Cleaner...... http://www.turtlewax.com/products/pages/t-230.htm

I was thinking of going over the whole car with that, then waxing with the Meguires Gold Formula stuff.

What do you think.

Benson, dont you worry man. I will keep ya informed.


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Old 05-05-2002, 07:13 PM   #11
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Skyline: Actually the Goo gone thing doesn't really hurt it bad; if it is so, then so is car washing soap Just make sure to clean it afterward and don't it on for too long.

I just debadged my stock gold AWD decal using goo gone, and clean/wax afterward; looks new!

Joe: That's what I meant...the rubbing compound wax thing is really strong, so do watch out. Don't apply too much and too hard on surface or Betsi will scream! I did it once on my parent's car, and these things are strong!

Good luck man, and make her look young and beautiful again.

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Skyline: Actually the Goo gone thing doesn't really hurt it bad; if it is so, then so is car washing soap Just make sure to clean it afterward and don't it on for too long.
Ah, I wouldn't compare goo gone to car washing soap, a product designed specifically to clean your car without stripping wax or harming the clearcoat.

Goo gone is acidic.. if you do decide to try it on the affected area, yeah, definitely rinse thoroughly and don't leave it on too long

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Old 05-05-2002, 08:21 PM   #14
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OK this is gonna sound really bad, but seeing how I am student at a Golf Academy my days are filled with school work and golfing, I get demerits if I dont. I dont really have the time except on weekends, so this coming saturday, next available opening, this is what I am gonna do.

#1: Wash the whole car with car wash soap
#2: Use Meguiar Swirl X Remover over the whole car
#3: Use Meguiars Clay bar over the whole car
#4: Use Meguiar Polish
#5: Use Meguiar Gold Class Wax
#6: Drive around and pimp the ladies
#7: Go home and kill kittens after failing with the ladies
#8: Sleep


I think that should do it. I talked with the 1800 number and one of the meguiar people. That is what they said, so I am gonna try it. I figure if I can spend $60 on products I can use more than once and they work great. If not it is still cheaper than a paint job.

Thanks for the help guys. I will post what happens, and some pics of the car when done, because after all that work the car better look nicer than $10,000 hooker.

Thanks again.
Joe
PS-Benson- hows the turbo products coming? Any new info from last talk we had?
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Joe,
I do hope Betsi will be beautiful again

As for the turbo kit...it's a disater on my end; drop me an email and we can talk more.

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