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Old 07-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default How do i remove those stupid Yellow things?

When i go out to my car i see theses yellow marks and when i wipe it off it leaves a yellow stain in the paint? any idea to remove them?
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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sounds like pollen....
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
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repaint your car the same yellow
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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Make an appt with your doctor. Rub alcohol on them... it only burns for a second. Swab with cotton
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:34 AM   #6
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no idea, but some scratch remover or polish should solve your problem!
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:39 AM   #8
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Pic will help. But I think u are talking about pinesap. They are really hard to remove, specially when they dried up and turn yellow. I remove them with alcohol on my windshield but not paint. All those cleaner in auto parts store doesn't work. I tried glu-gone but no luck. I will ask my brother tomorrow, he works at the dealer they got something just to remove pinesap.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #9
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I actually think it's some kind of bug crap. I get a little every day and there are no trees around my car at work and I park in the garage at home. I use quick detailer to soak, wipe clean with microfiber towel. The stains (which do show on my SWP finish) seem to be bleached out by the sun by the next day.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #10
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:43 AM   #11
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Its likely from bees as Matty mentioned ("bug crap"). I noticed its particularly heavy this year here in So CA. As far as removal, having a good wax/sealant on the car will help make them release from the finish easier and you can just use a QD, rinseless or waterless product to help carefully wipe them off if thats what your goal is. They can be a bit of a pita sometimes to pick up and will slide around the surface.

My beater/DD which stays parked out on my driveway collects a few of these but I usually just leave them on that car until it gets washed the next weekend. .....except for the windows which get cleaned nearly every day when its being driven.

As far as the staining, try a mild polish on the affected area. I have also seen some minor paint swelling in some cases. .....rare, but I had a it happen a couple of times. Again, some waxes/sealants may help prevent this. ....you may also want to think about a car cover if this is a big issue for you.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:14 AM   #12
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I'm not sure what your talking about but when ever I have something stuck on my paint like tar or road paint or random junk some gas on a cloth usually does the trick for me !!
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #13
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Those yellow stains are from bee poop. After they oxidize for a month or so, normal washes will remove them. If you want to remove it right away you could always use a fine/light abrasive polish.
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