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    How to clean bonded contaminants from wax/sealants?

    I'm not sure what I should be doing to remove these. I have a coat of Polish Angel Master Sealant currently.
    When I washed the car earlier today I noticed a few black particles on the rear of the car that washing didn't remove.

    I sprayed some ironx on them and then very lightly dislodged them with my fingernail, then rinsed. It wasn't iron so ironx didn't do much to dissolve them. They were bonded enough that washing with a Microfibre mit didn't lift them off but not enough to require clay. I didn't really want to clay as I thought it may strip the sealant.

    How I do get these off in future without compromising the sealant?
    2005 A3 2.0T DSG Oettinger Body Styling, 19" RS5 Reps, APR Stage 1, Forge Twintake, Remus catback, BSH PCV Fix, 034 Motorsport Mounts, WALK, Whiteline bushings (F&R), Whiteline RSB, Whiteline BSK, Whiteline adjustable end links, H&R Sport Cup Kit, Stoptech Drilled Rotors, Hawk Pads, Tyrolsport stainless lines, Tyrolsport Calliper bushings, Tyrolsport DeadSet Subframe kit.

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    Stuck on black spots are most likely to be tar. So you'll need something like Tar-X or if you are lazy like me CarPro Trix which does both iron and tar. If you have a clay bar you could try that too.

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    Tardis or WD40 or Petrol. All remove tar.
    2009 S3 3 door. Phantom Black metallic.
    RNS-E, Tints, Piano Black inlays, Auto Lights and Wipers, Bluetooth, MFBSW,
    White Alcantara, LED numberplate lights, Black Optic Grille, Yellow Foglamps,
    K&N panelfilter, Colourmatched mirrors, S3 footplate,
    More to come....

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    Mar 2010
    Quote Originally Posted by grr666 View Post
    Tardis or WD40 or Petrol. All remove tar.
    and remove wax too, so presumably a sealant too ?

    clay bar and lube should get them off easily



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