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Old 04-07-2012
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Unhappy Spots on Paint

I have a black GMC Sierra that has to sit outside. We live in an area with quite a lot of pollen and it LOOKS like the pollen has actually burned into the paint. I have tried bug and tar removal with NO LUCK. Any ideas?
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Default Re: Spots on Paint

Try a proper car wash or an instant detailer like our Showtime.

Next up would be a clay bar to remove bonded contaminants from the paint.

I've never heard of pollen etching into the paint surface. Close up pix of an area where you see this might help.

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Default Re: Spots on Paint

Pollen is tough in our area especially since we have a lot of trees. Pollen can make the paint feel very rough. It will zap any wax you have on the paint if left alone for any period.

I would recommend using Mothers Pure Polish (Pre-wax cleaner) to prep the paint and re-apply your preferred products.
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Old 04-14-2012
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OK, I took the truck to a body shop and found out that the "spots" were from paint overspray -- either in highway work or even from someone painting outside on a windy day. Luckily, my comprehensive insurance is covering most of the work to get the paint back to the original shine. I am somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to my automobiles (see my Avatar :>)) and want the truck back to the original gloss!!

Thanks for the suggestions!
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The overspray can be removed by a clay bar, which is preferable to a buffer and a polish or compound.

Ask if they're going to use clay or a compound to remove the overspray.
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