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Old 06-09-2018, 09:58 PM   #11
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Clay bar should take that right off.
When I had my 01 Dakota years ago they painted the building next to my work and over spray got on all the cars, clay bar took it right off with very little effort.
I used to be a high end detailer.

Wash car first. Dont use dishsoap for gods sake.

Wipe car clean with a microfibre cloth of high grade, or just use chamois at this point it does not matter.

WET the car again. You should use some clay bar wash as well, but water will be fine.

Run over lightly with the clay bar, taking care to note how much pressure is needed to remove the tar or whatever the black stuff is. Keep the clay bar in your PALM, not pushing it with your fingers. It should be a smooth motion. If you feel the clay 'sticking', lift it up and check where it stuck and why, add a little car wash tto the paint again. Wet the paint as needed.

After you have clay barred to satisfaction, take some very fine grit polish and finish (2 in one or whatever they call it in the states) and rub it over WET, with a little water, preferably with a microfibre cloth or polishers rag.

You can either let it dry a little, or 'wet polish', which will be safer at this point, especially if your paint is not so good.

Remove the wet polish with small sideways strokes, or downward strokes, NOT circles! You can put it on this way, but dont remove it this way.

Take a dry cloth and remove any polish left behind.

You can then wax it, which I would recommend.

Whole thing should take you 15-30 mins.
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> Wash car first. Dont use dishsoap for gods sake.

Interesting. Why? I don't use it often, but I've used dishsoap a number of times.
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> Wash car first. Dont use dishsoap for gods sake.

Interesting. Why? I don't use it often, but I've used dishsoap a number of times.
dish soap is not ph neutral, nor is a lot of so called premium car wash for that matter.

The dish soap also creates a weird surface tension when you clay bar and just washing car paint in general.
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Interesting. I've always used dish soap to strip the crap off then clay bar. Sometimes I'll wash with dish soap then wash with my meguires wash then clay bar then wash with the car soap again then wax. Usually its dish soap, clay bar, car soap then wax.
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I scrub em with tide powder.....gets rid of 90% of the oxidation. Then i claybar and wax. comes out looking like new.
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I scrub em with tide powder.....gets rid of 90% of the oxidation. Then i claybar and wax. comes out looking like new.
It hurts to read this. Hahaha
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:08 PM   #17
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Meguires Ultimate Polish seems to do the trick. Barely takes any effort and the nasty comes right off. Haven't done the whole car yet, but it was recommended to me by a local detailer. I've never tried one of those clay bar deals, but before polishing the entire car I'll definitely give that a shot. Thanks!


Also, talked to insurance. Since the fire wasn't deemed negligent, the building owners don't have to cover damage to vehicles, which is total BS IMO. They negligently shat their flaming building bits all over my car.
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Negligent or not, they should be required by law to carry liability to cover damage done to others.

That would almost piss me off enough to make me take their ass to small claims court ...but it isn't my car.
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If it wasn't a lawyer's office, I'd do that. They're one of the biggest firms in the area and have been in business almost 100 years. They'd keep everything so tied up in court that it would almost certainly not be worth my time
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That sucks. Maybe look for the local news organizations on Facebook and post about what they did ...or just say Fuck It and go on with your life.
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