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    Default how to clean my car???

    got those little brown spots all over it from the trees nothing i know of gets them off. and the car is white!

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    anyone know or have any ideas?

    is there some kind of a scrubber that i can use? like say the scoures for non-stick cooking pans???
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    clay it!








    Mother's Clay is a good option - about $50 from Autobarn, but you could probably get it from Supercheap or somewhere else.... there is a thread sort of concerning this - do a search. Cut polish is another option if the stain just wont lift and you have a non-metallic paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadbyrnes
    there is a thread sort of concerning this - do a search.
    found it Car Care Products

    have a read
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    sorry. the problem isnt the brown spots left over its the bump of tree gunk sitting on the paint! some of it cant even be scrasped offf with finger nail!!!
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    anyone got any ideas for getting these little brown bumps off my car? they are from some kind of european tree... not sure what exactly it is.
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    try warm to very warm water and car wash with a good quality sponge. If that doesn't work, you could try Scratch X, but I'd just give Meguiars a call and ask.

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    .....magnifying glass....maybe a hair dryer....then some prepsol...and repolish.....

    I ve got a fair few of these on the 505 that I ve just bought.....I havent got around to that point yet....as my polisher packed it in a few days ago...
    But yea... I noticed that on a hot day most are quite soft and can be removed with prepsol.....cold mornings though...hard as rock.....Just don t try and "chisel" them of as you could very easily remove paint with it.....

    If you can find a car wash that has a high temp pressure cleaner....these things make it so so easy.....



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    i have noticed products at autobarn that are specifically for tree sap and the likes but im not sure of the name.
    they also have one for bugs as well.
    although im not sure if any of these would be better than previous soloutions.
    anyways good to see im not sure about anything today-BAZZ

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    will try hot water with the heavy duty car wash tomoro...
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    clean as its ever been washed it then washed it and scraped each little bit of sap off one by one as i went. (couple of hours...) then dried it then polished it then wash and wax then drie then finally vac on the inside. there is still some faint brown dots from the sap in places but i recon i will get them sooner or later. NO MORE PARKING UNDER TREES EITHER!!!
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