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Old 01-23-2017, 01:45 PM   #1
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Washing my car but I noticed This before Washing

Does anyone have any info on what this white mark could be on my driver side door? And does anyone know how to fix it.
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:48 PM   #2

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Dried wax? Some detailer mist may help.
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:49 PM   #3
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Looks like wax buildup to me. I'd try some all purpose cleaner on a microfiber and if that doesn't work.... not kidding.. use a pencil eraser.
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Old 01-23-2017, 02:56 PM   #4
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Kinda hard to tell from the pic.
A mentioned try APC and a microfiber towel.
Without looking at it, it kinda resembles CC failure?
How does it feel with your fingernail. Can you get it off?
Or it could just be a bad case of OPW (other peoples wax).
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:17 PM   #5
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Sure looks like what the other's above stated; dried old wax you didn't get off. Wax over it, the fresh wax will dissolve the old dried up stuff. You might need to work at it a bit.
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:23 PM   #6
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Now, more importantly, what's a ZLS?
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:20 PM   #7
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Definitely looks like wax.

I would be more concerned about those swirls in the paint and the three scuff marks on the door.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:37 PM   #8
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If its not wax, it looks like failing clear coat.
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:28 PM   #9
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I had some Collinite I missed on the passenger side door crease on my silver 1LT I owned previously, only thing that took it off was some Ultimate compound and orange pad on a DA. stuff was baked on in the direct sun light for two days before I noticed it.

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Old 01-28-2017, 08:36 PM   #10

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Has bodywork been done on that section?
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