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Offline MarkS

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Dirt ingrained on the paint!
« on: 08 August 2008, 22:08 »
Was washing my car the other day and I found loads of bits of what looked like dust that was stuck on the paint and would not wash off  :sad:
How would I remove this?
Would I need to clay bar?

Sorry if this is a bit of a n00b question, I do spend ages and ages cleaning my car
Just can't get the rest the bedded in dirt out  :sad:

Here's a pic (clicky)-

I know my paint looks horrendous there but its in good nick  :smiley:

Current method of cleaning is-
Rinse
2 bucket method
Rinse
Quick wash again if I've missed owt
Dry
Megs Paint cleaner
TCut any scratches that have appeared  :sad:
Turtlewax colour restore
AG Super Resin Polish
Megs Carnauba wax (which I've now been told is crap  :sad: )

Polish and wax applied with a buffer

Anything else I can add to get that extra shine?

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Re: Dirt ingrained on the paint!
« Reply #1 on: 08 August 2008, 22:25 »
you sure it isn't tar? where on your car is it?  are there lots of spots on that photo or is it me?


I have one very small black spot on my front wing which ain't coming off for love nor money... might be the same thing?


you're not t-cutting every time you wash are you?

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Re: Dirt ingrained on the paint!
« Reply #2 on: 08 August 2008, 22:30 »
Its on the rear right panel  :sad:
But there are similar examples elsewhere on the car
Some of that (say about 80%) is general dust as I took the photo a while after I washed it!
Could well be tar
But a bit high up to be flicked up off the road?

Nahh definately not!
Only if I notice a new little scratch or something

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Is it possible to get this stuff off?
No one really notices, but I know its there  :sad:

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Re: Dirt ingrained on the paint!
« Reply #3 on: 08 August 2008, 22:41 »
you could try a clay bar... see how that goes?

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Re: Dirt ingrained on the paint!
« Reply #4 on: 08 August 2008, 22:45 »
Might do mate!
20 quid though, its quite a lot  :sad:
Should be worth it though?

The car's getting pampered this week!
New tyres
Possible new stereo
And clay barring!

Hope it pays me back with an extra 20hp or something  :laugh:

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Re: Dirt ingrained on the paint!
« Reply #5 on: 08 August 2008, 22:48 »
£12  :wink:

http://www.elitecarcare.co.uk/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=6&products_id=48

it's one of the most progressive things you can do for getting your car in top form

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Re: Dirt ingrained on the paint!
« Reply #6 on: 08 August 2008, 23:02 »
Ahh cheers pal!
Its like £22 or something at halfords!

Thats a reputable website yeah?
How much is shipping?

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Re: Dirt ingrained on the paint!
« Reply #7 on: 08 August 2008, 23:10 »
very reputable... other detailing websites are available... clicky http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=64295.0 or here http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=80947.0

you could go for the sonus green clay and a QD spray of your choice

you'll have to check shipping prices and comparative products on different sites  :wink:

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Re: Dirt ingrained on the paint!
« Reply #8 on: 08 August 2008, 23:15 »
Cheers mate :)
If I'm feeling brave I'll give it a go!
Gotta get it shiney for Harewood House next weekend  :smiley:!

As long as I don't end up stripping the paint off my car its all good  :cool:

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Re: Dirt ingrained on the paint!
« Reply #9 on: 08 August 2008, 23:28 »
nah - clay won't do anything of the sort... it's a very safe treatment...

make sure you give it at least a wax afterwards though - that megs wax you have will be alright if you don't have anything else and money is tight  :wink: