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Old 10-19-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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Where are these door panel marks coming from

OK...this may be real stupid. I keep getting whitish surface mars on my door panel. Every time that I pay specific attention to how I get in and out, or how I put on the seat belt I do not catch myself doing anything abnormal. But invariably, two days later there are white marks all over the door panel. They come right off as if it's dry skin/just surface stuff. This is not down low from your foot, but up higher and closer to the seat back area. I keep checking to see if it's my elbow causing it, but no. Anybody noticed this and "corrected" whatever I may be doing..any ideas
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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It's not your fault. Whatever cheap-o plastic GM used there gets those marks if you look at it wrong. It's the one thing I hate about the car. Just wipe it off with a damp towel. Sometimes I've noticed that Adam's interior conditioner keeps it black longer, but it's by no means a good fix.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:02 PM   #3
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i use a product called "KRUD KUTTER",that i got at lowes.it does a fantastic job of cleaning anything.this is what i use on my door panels.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:25 PM   #4
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i have the SAME thing, and I never touch that part of the door! i have no clue what it is, but it looks filthy everytime I look at it in the sun!
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:27 PM   #5
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Yep, I get the white stuff too. Have no idea what it is. I get it on the door skin close to the window, like I was hanging my arm out the window. Not guilty of that, but it's still there.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:45 PM   #6
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I get these white marks on the ceiling of the car, I have no idea how they get there cause I or anything else ever comes in contact with it.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:03 PM   #7
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I think it's mostly the surface texture rubbing off dead skin (eew).
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:45 PM   #8
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OK...this may be real stupid. I keep getting whitish surface mars on my door panel. Every time that I pay specific attention to how I get in and out, or how I put on the seat belt I do not catch myself doing anything abnormal. But invariably, two days later there are white marks all over the door panel. They come right off as if it's dry skin/just surface stuff. This is not down low from your foot, but up higher and closer to the seat back area. I keep checking to see if it's my elbow causing it, but no. Anybody noticed this and "corrected" whatever I may be doing..any ideas
I was getting horizontal marks in the (I think) same spot... turned out it was my hand and/or the seat belt buckle rubbing againts the door panel ( I don't use the belt loop on the seatback ) as I pulled the buckle around the seat.
I just lift the buckle up higher on the belt, now, before I pull the belt around the seat.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:31 PM   #9
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Those door panels run me crazy to. It seems that they will not stay clean. I get the same white spots.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:09 AM   #10
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OK...so as they say "It's just a thing"....thanks
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:14 AM   #11
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i have the cloth ones.. i hate it too, always getting those white spots.. im getting the white dash and panels trim.. end of issue !!!!
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:36 PM   #12
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I keep a micro fiber cloth in my map pocket, and a swifter duster in my gove box. Covers most dust an white spot issues.
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:32 PM   #13
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yep I got them too, its like was stated prior. Dead skin cells left behind every time you contact the surface. Bump your knuckle across one and watch it before your eyes.
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:37 PM   #14
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I never touch my door panels where these spots show up on my car... I always thought it might be from the seat belt buckle when i release it and it bumps into it when it is retracting. I don't know what else could be causing it.

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