Stains in my paint

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  1. hellcat1

    hellcat1 Gold Member

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    OK fellow members, so most of you know how OCD I am about my hellcat, Well like most of us that had our cars in the Taylor Prison, Some came away with bird crap ( flying rats). Like HCDC, Tammie, And a few others our cars sat outside for over two months in this storage yard, Well when I picked up my car from the dealer I noticed a few ( two ) stains in the paint, One on the right front fender, top part, that clearly looks like bird crap that sat on there way to long and stained that area, the second looks like the palm of someones hand on the trunk of the car.. When I told the dealer about it, At time of delivery they said they would take care of it when I bring the car back to have the spoiler changed, I said no problem, well fast forward one month and its winter in Michigan, and that means the car is in storage until spring. My storage is my heated garage attached to my house, so everyday I open the door and look at it..OK sounds like I'm blabbing , I will come to the point, is there anyway I can remove said spots by hand from the paint, I want to do this and not wait until spring cause I want to wax and seal the car.. Please chime in with your ideas..I don't want to use a machine, I'm to worried about messing up the paint. The car is Torred...
     
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    I have used this for just such jobs as you describe with good results. The reviews say it will not remove bird crap stains. That has not been my experience.

    Amazon.com Mothers 07240 California Gold Clay Bar System Automotive

    If that does not work the next step is 1500-2000 grit sand paper and buffing. If you do not know what your doing on this leave it to somebody that does. You can buff right through paint and ruin your day.
     
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    hellcat1 Gold Member

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    Yeah,,I won't try to do the wet sanding,, clay bar I will try,, if I can't get it doing it myself,,I will make the dealer do it. If I wax it,,will they still be able to remove the spots later
     
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    Sublimecat is correct. Do a clay bar treatment on the car. That should remove the stains.
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Agree, clay bar
     
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    If you're not comfortable with clay, use a clay towel...most folks don't know about them and they work great...and quicker. Google clay detailing towels and you'll find a bunch of them. Makes quick work of stains and overspray.
     
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    Thanks guys,,I will give it a try next weekend,, hope it comes out, as I ordered the stuff zixxer was talking about from chemical guys,, black light stuff
     
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    Good luck! I bet the clay bar will do the trick. I had the dealer do clay bar before they applied the protective coat. I do not have any stains or discoloration in my paint.;)
     
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    Is there a specific wax do you recommend for Redline Tri-Coat Pearl? I have always been a fan of Meguiar's but I am interested in what you like to use.

    April
     
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    White vinegar will remove rain spot stains instantly. Worth a shot on this as well. That along with a good clay bar should take it out.
     
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    Always clay bar before you wax anyways so you can be assured the wax is going directly on the paint. Along with a good quality wax should help protect against this in the future.
     
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    I might suggest holding on that idea. White Vinegar is 4% - 7% Acetic Acid (depending on the distiller) and may cause other issues (remember "Acid Rain"?). Although Acid Rain is Sulfur or Nitrogen based, it's the Hydrogen ions that are attached that do the damage. I agree that it will take the water spots off instantly, but at what price?
     
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    I have used white vinegar for years on cars and have never had any issue. You just let it sit on the stain for few seconds and wipe it off. Acid rain only caused issues when sitting on the paint for extended periods of time, particularly if left in the sun.

    You can, and should, apply some fresh wax to the area you used the vinegar on after you wipe it off.
     
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    White vinegar is a new trick for me. Never heard of that. Thx
     

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