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Old 08-18-2010, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default my poor car :( any ideas?

soo, last time i go to wax my car i notice these:





:'(

any ideas as to what it could be?

my car's JBP so it's really really noticable.

they're all on the hood for some reason, and yes i have a thermal mat thingy underneath.

I was going to clay bar, see if that did anything, but i ran outta time.

these pictures really don't capture how crappy it looks, I'll take some outside tomorrow, when it's light out. (doubt there'll be any sun, but we'll see)
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:12 AM   #2
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I got the same color black subie great looking color, looks like sap from a tree or acid rain etched onto your paint job man, wet sand with 2500 grit, rubbing and wax might get it fixed
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:15 AM   #3
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sap makes tons of sense, it was parked under a tree for a while before I got it.

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Old 08-18-2010, 03:18 AM   #4
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yup, I have the same exact problem on my car and the sap had run down all on my drivers side door looks terrible! well good luck on fixing it
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:25 AM   #5
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haha, it's tempting to just get it resprayed... but that's $$$ i don't have. :P

I'm moving to an actual city for schooling here in september, I'm hoping I'm going to chance upon 2 cars...

WRB bug eye wrx and...

WRB Hawk eye STI. IDK why a hawk eye... but yea. :P there was a good reason when i thought this up a month ago, just too tired to remmber anything

forgot to mention i want them wrecked from opposite ends... :P so i can steal atleast one good end from one.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:18 AM   #6
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If its tree sap get some bug and tar remover, turtle wax works pretty good. Apply it and let it dwell for awhile, probably 5 to 10 minutes in shade. That should soften it so you can wipe it off, if that doesn't work then your gonna have to take more extreme measures.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:35 AM   #7
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if its tree sap, then isopropyl rubbing alcohol will take it right off. wash the area regularly, and applied alcohol using a clean rag. Pour alcohol directly on rag and then clean affected area. With a little mild persuasion the alcohol should take the sap right off. This is IMHO the cheapest ($0.99) and most effective technique. I recommend washing and waxing area immediately after removing sap.

You can always use a product called "GOOF OFF"... Very similiar to goo gone, but a much stronger formula http://www.goof-off.com/

From someone that lives in the woods of middle of nowhere, RI....tree sap is def a pain in the a$$ but easily dealt with if you take care of it sooner than later. best of luck hope this was helpful
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:03 PM   #8
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I got the same color black subie great looking color, looks like sap from a tree or acid rain etched onto your paint job man, wet sand with 2500 grit, rubbing and wax might get it fixed
I would always use the very least aggressive method first. I have found M105 finished off with ScratchX to be a pretty potent combo for rectifying some pretty unsightly stuff that seems to pop up on my car almost every other day.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:08 PM   #9
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Bird dookie damage maybe as well
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:21 PM   #10
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I would always use the very least aggressive method first. I have found M105 finished off with ScratchX to be a pretty potent combo for rectifying some pretty unsightly stuff that seems to pop up on my car almost every other day.
....I completely agree. I would suggest Meguiars Ultimate Compound in place of M105 in this scenario simply becuase it is readily available and still effective. While they both come from the same SMAT (super micro abrasive technology) formulation, UC is a little less abrasive than M105 but still very effective. UC, Scratch-X 2.0 and Swirl-X are the retail versions of Meguiars SMAT lineup but are designed to be more user friendly (bubba proof).

Those pictures appear as though there is no significant contamination left. Likely what you're seeing is the resulting damage to the finish. Either way, the above combo should help remove or at least help dimish the appearance of those blemishes.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:13 PM   #11
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yea from what i can tell its just the leftovers, no sap actually there.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:43 AM   #12
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Always good to just start with some pre-wax and see where that takes you.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:59 PM   #13
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If that were my car I would go with M105 and an Orange Pad, obviously followed by m205.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:05 PM   #14
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I would always use the very least aggressive method first. I have found M105 finished off with ScratchX to be a pretty potent combo for rectifying some pretty unsightly stuff that seems to pop up on my car almost every other day.
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....I completely agree. I would suggest Meguiars Ultimate Compound in place of M105 in this scenario simply becuase it is readily available and still effective. While they both come from the same SMAT (super micro abrasive technology) formulation, UC is a little less abrasive than M105 but still very effective. UC, Scratch-X 2.0 and Swirl-X are the retail versions of Meguiars SMAT lineup but are designed to be more user friendly (bubba proof).

Those pictures appear as though there is no significant contamination left. Likely what you're seeing is the resulting damage to the finish. Either way, the above combo should help remove or at least help dimish the appearance of those blemishes.

this! id never go straight to wet sanding or anything highly aggressive. start with less aggressive and work your way up, like these guys said
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