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Old 06-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #176
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I have a white car and I'm fanatical about cleaning the bug guts off the front after every ride, waterless wash and detail spray, or hose and soap if bad enough. Yesterday, one of the little splats left an orange spot that didn't come off, even tried a dab of a fine machine polish, no luck. What can I do to remove it, and prevent it without using film?
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #177
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I have a white car and I'm fanatical about cleaning the bug guts off the front after every ride, waterless wash and detail spray, or hose and soap if bad enough. Yesterday, one of the little splats left an orange spot that didn't come off, even tried a dab of a fine machine polish, no luck. What can I do to remove it, and prevent it without using film?
sure you can use the Stoner's tarminator on the paint but make sure you clean it off well and wax the area again.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:32 AM   #178
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Tried the Tarminator, that is some nasty stuff! Works great on tar and bugs, stripped all of the wax instantly. Didn't touch the staining. It was aggressive enough that I don't think I'll use it on paint again.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:34 AM   #179
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Tried the Tarminator, that is some nasty stuff! Works great on tar and bugs, stripped all of the wax instantly. Didn't touch the staining. It was aggressive enough that I don't think I'll use it on paint again.
how long did you leave it on for?

do you have pics of what you are speaking about.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #180
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:53 AM   #181
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I left it on for about a minute, keeping it moist with a white microfiber. It is hard to get a good picture, being on a curved edge of a white car. It is just a small orange smudge left behind after the bug exploded.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:38 AM   #182
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did you try to clay it?

its sounds like a fall out/rust spot.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:35 PM   #183
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Yes, I tried clay right away that evening. It is a bug splatter, I was cleaning the front end after an early evening ride, there were 3 orange splatters that stained the paint.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:41 PM   #184
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it may have already etched and stained your paint.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:55 PM   #185
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Probably, just seems strange that something that was on the car for less than 3 hours would cause a problem. White is worse than black when it comes down to keeping them "like new".
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:24 PM   #186
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yeah without seeing it I'm just throwing out some things to do but you have done most of them.

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Old 07-31-2012, 03:06 PM   #187
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Any product recommendations for polish/sealer to use on paint protection products like Xpel? Have problems with insects leaving me little presents on my hood that etch the Xpel. I've tried Plexus then synthetic wax, but none really help. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:06 PM   #188
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Any product recommendations for polish/sealer to use on paint protection products like Xpel? Have problems with insects leaving me little presents on my hood that etch the Xpel. I've tried Plexus then synthetic wax, but none really help. Any suggestions?
the key to this would be to try to remove them asap.

how many times are you waxing the film per week? per month?

the more you apply the protectant the better you will be.

also which products are you using?
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:04 AM   #189
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Answers below...

the key to this would be to try to remove them asap.
=> Happens at work... I've removed then at work but etching still occurs. seems that hot sun baking on black car speeds up etching process.

how many times are you waxing the film per week? per month?
=> Twice per month... and if I plan on taking car in to work (where the problem occurs), I'll wax the night before. Doesn't seem to help though.

the more you apply the protectant the better you will be.
=> Agree in principle, but it seems that the products I've tried have failed to protect regardless of number of applications.

also which products are you using?
=> Tried Plexus (plastic sealer/protectant recommended by Xpel) and Meguires synthetic paste wax. Neither protects from these pests!

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #190
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- yeah I understand about the work problem.
you may need to polish them out the etching.

- I would consider using something stronger like Nanoskin Hydro Express or something like 1Z einszett Glanz Wax.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:28 AM   #191
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Good Morning Phil, Can you point me in the right direction in regards to the products I should be using to clean and maintain my 2013 ZL1 Ashen Metallic Grey Camaro. I just picked it up. The car will be stored in my garage and will never see rain or snow. Please feel free to rundown a list of everything you would recommend from interior-exterior products. Your expertise would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:04 AM   #192
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Joe,

Congrats! Did you have a budget in mind? Did you want to pick up an orbital polisher?
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:14 AM   #193
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Great question, I would be comfortable in the $300.00 -$400.00 dollar range. As for the orbital polisher, that's something I would consider down the road depending on how everything else was going detailing wise.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #194
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Here is a great kit Adam's Essentials Kit

Then for interior any of these would work out great.

Sonax Interior Kit
1Z einszett Interior Kit
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:34 AM   #195
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Great, I will order this morning! Can you recommend something for cleaning the black rims and glass..
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:47 AM   #196
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here is the Adam's Glass Kit

for me we love using Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:09 PM   #197
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Hi DD, can you recommend your absolute favorite drying towel as well as glass cleaner towel?
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:20 PM   #198
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our favorite drying towel would be

the Uber Super Drying Towel - please read the reviews its a favorite among a lot of our customers.

as for the glass towel the Uber Hitech Glass Towel
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:04 PM   #199
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I've been looking around and have not found this posted so, here it goes. What is the best way to detail your engine? As of right now since its kind of new I've just been giving it a light wipe down with a rag, but are there any specific products or a better way of cleaning the engine. Thanks in advance!!
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sure thing.

take a look at this very good instruction from Adam's.

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