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Old 06-02-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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detailing help/paint correction

Hi all,

My friend has done some detailing before so yesterday we thought we would wash, clay and wax the car.

I attached a couple pictures showing some stuff we could not get out........

My buddy thought that the stuff that looks like white paint is actually tree sap. Its not really that white the camera flash just got it a little.

In the other picture if you look in the bottom right hand corner and the upper left hand corner you can see some imperfections.

We didnt do any rubbing compound, I've heard it is kind of harsh on black cars but would this fix both of these imperfections?

I like how the car came out, it is really shiny but it looks like it is still pollen season because the car is dusted in pollen now. Could I just take a really soft cloth to swab some of this sutff off?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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Kind of looks like pine tree sap removable with soap and water. If not, try alcohol/ water blend with micro fiber cloth.
You do not want to use rubbing camps at this point due to taking paint off around the stain. You can use light cmpd after sap removed followed by a finishing glaze, 3m best then wax. Been doing this for 45 yrs
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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what kind of alcohol? 50/50 mixture ?
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:13 AM   #4
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TOGWT® Autopia Detailing Wiki Articles – “Removal of Tree Resin / Sap” - http://www.autopia.org/forum/autopia...ml#post1499766


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