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    MRX

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    Exclamation black specks on paintwork

    Hi guys

    I was washing my a3 Y reg today, got it a month back. I noticed these little black specks on the paintwork. I cant get them off with shampoo and a sponge...

    Any ideas what they are... Most of them are near the front wheel arches which makes me think its perhaps breakdust on my paint...

    Is there anything I can use which wont damage the paintwork but get these buggers off !!!

    Thanks alot

    Kind regards

    Tim

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    It'll be road tar, rubber and all the horrible stuff that sticks to the paint over the winter months.

    Get some Meguiars Quick Clay and see them disappear!
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    yep, got them on my car too, have ordered the clay mentioned above to get rid of them.
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    Smile great

    Thanks

    Where can I get this magical clay from ?

    Thanks and regards

    Tim

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    look for the plished bliss logo in this detailing forum - on their website they wil have instructions on how to use the clay and spray lubricant with it and you can buy it from them. Read the instructions carefully.
    You will end up usiong it all over the car to remove difficul to see road grime which has built up - the website has detailed guides on using it and other methods of detailing the car - very very useful.
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    you can also buy it from halfords mate if u dont fancy P+P etc.
    just a quick word of advice while your buying the clay u might want to invest in a washmitt to replace the sponge as the sponge creates swirl mark and scratches on your paintwork

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    thanks

    good that you told me this..

    So what sort of washmitt do I look for ? made of what material ?

    I'm going to go to halfords next week.. so I'll pick up some bits then

    Thanks alot

    Tim

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    As mentioned in an earlier post log onto the detailing world website and there are few companies I use regularly for my car cleaning stuff. The stuff you get from these companies are far more advance then what you'l pick up from halfords. I use halfords only for my zymol car shampoo at 5.99 its a bargain. yeah try washandwax.co.uk and or cleanandshiny.co.uk - if ordering on-line sub in dw1 as a code on checkout and you'l get a 5% discount - good luck

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    is the dw1 code for 'cleanandshiney' as just about to order lots of things from them ?
    didnt see any space of the checkout page to input a code ?
    would be nice to have a discount
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    Dont buy any Halfrauds wash mitts, make sure you buy decent quality lambswool ones such as meguiars etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark@Polishedbliss
    make sure you buy decent quality lambswool ones such as meguiars etc
    That's what I did after getting into this very interesting section of ASN, and the Megs mitt is just brilliant - glides over the bodywork. Does get a bit heavy though with all the water, but I suppose my biceps will get bigger as a result.

    Also bought a microfibre towel as well; again, much easier and smoother than a chamois.

    Keep the pics coming Clark - I love reading about your work!
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    I just wish he was closer to Chester my car is desperate for a swirl removing session.

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    i feel you pain im in london
    so im resigned to my polish friends
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    Don't waste your clay bar on tar. I'd use a tar remover first such as AG Tar and Glue remover and then clay.

 

 

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