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Old 07-06-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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Location: Norwood, MA
2004 WRX
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Default Old pine sap damage advice

Hi all - A couple years ago I went out of town for a week and didn't realize I was parked under a pine tree. It had dripped all over my car in spots and baked there all week. I eventually got it all off but there are these slightly raised lighter spots left behind.

They literally look like burns, if it was skin. I'm sure the only answer to get it fixed is to get resprayed but that's way out of my budget. I wouldn't mind making some attempt to smooth it out the best I can though, and make do with what I can. Would you recommend that I by an entry level buffer and use polishing compound or the like? or perhaps give clay bar a try?

Also (this is body related, but not sap related, but I didn't want to make a new thread like a chode):

I have a medium sized dent on my front passenger fender. It broke through and has flaked off the paint. I plan on getting some fine grit and some touch up paint and try to airbrush it "good enough", but I have some questions about that first:

1. I think that if I can manage to take the fender off, I can pop that dent out at least better than it is now. Is that relatively easy? I can see the bolts under the hood, but I'm guessing I have to take off the nose to get the rest? Is that too much of an undertaking?

2. Assuming I do pop the dent, sand and primer the spot, what should I use to clear coat the spot? Or is the touch up paint a one step band-aid process?

Thank you very much. (and my ol' 04 wrx thanks you too)
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