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Old 05-27-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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So I was washing my car the other day and I saw a yellow mustard colored spot. I've seen this before but normally it just wipes right off. This time it left a stain! Even with the wax I put on a week ago Is it pollen? But more importantly, how do I get rid of it? I was washing at the time so I scrubbed with my soap and sponge and I got nothing... Then I decided to finish the car and as I was drying with a microfiber I tried scrubbing with that, and again... Nothing.. Tomorrow I am detailing the car like I do once a week. But it's due for a nice clay so hopefully that will get it out. I tried getting some pics but only had my iPhone at the time. Have any of you seen something like this?

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Old 05-27-2011, 08:32 PM   #2
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Its from honey bees, they often regurgitate pollen/nectar when they find a more tasty flower. I have had these on my car before too. The suborn ones like the one in your pic came right off with a clay bar.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:24 PM   #3
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Its from honey bees, they often regurgitate pollen/nectar when they find a more tasty flower. I have had these on my car before too. The suborn ones like the one in your pic came right off with a clay bar.
THANK GOD! Well, I guess we will see if it works tomorrow. Thanks for the input.
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:47 AM   #4
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Yea i would say claybar will take this out if not next step would be a compound.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:00 AM   #5
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I always thought that was tree gunk. I use Turtlewax bug and tar remover. It just works.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:01 AM   #6
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I agree with the others, claybar should remove this, I've had to remove stains like this plenty of times
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Id say its bird crap that you left on there for a while. Happened to me when I was washing my car. It comes off after like the 2 wash you do.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:31 AM   #8
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....Im viewing the pictures from my phone, but it looks just like pollen as you mentioned. I've had a couple before that left a little staining behind. I simply used a light polish and it took care of the problem.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:52 PM   #9
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Thanks guys! Wow, I'm extremely happy that I got rid of the stain. I used a Mothers Clay kit. I am a little obsessed with having a flawless exterior so I'm glad it's gone. Now, I'm trying to think how to avoid this in the future. I wash my car about 2 times a week while waxing every 4 weeks. So it wasn't that the spot sat of the paint to long, but it was just very "potent" or sticky. Hmmmm... But on a side note, I really liked the Mothers Clay. I've only clayed my car a couple times, but I think in the future I'm going to continue using Mothers.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:22 AM   #10
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Just keep wax on the car. It should help removal in the future. Also, wax less. It's ok 2-3 times a year maybe 4 at most. Every time you wax you also risk marring the finish. The fewer risks the better. Just put on like 2 or 3 coats every time you do and it will last. I'm the same way about my car but started noticing swirls and dialed back on the waxing after a buddy of mine cued me on it. He works with cars for a living. Cheers
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