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Old 09-22-2005, 09:42 PM   #1
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Its not really rust but it looks like rusty specks.
There located on the lowest part of the trunk lid and starting on the top part of the bumper.
this is the spot where dirt builds up the fastest.under the spoiler.
and i also had this prob on my white 97 but worse.
so im sure it is happening to others as well.

anywho. what should I use to get rid of them?

sorry no pics as they will not show up.
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ya i have that stuff too on my bumper....and its plastic...no rust there..... i think its road debris, that just got flung up
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I washed and waxed and Buffed the crap out of it today
and still no luck.
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What type of polishing compound did you use with the buffer?
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its called "industrial fallout" do you live/work near any refinerys or RAILROAD TRACKS and it can very well be rust, little metal flaks that land on the car sit and rust then etch ther way into the paint...i dont know if you can polish then out...i have a book at work with all sorts of paint defects/surface problems ill look up how to fix it tommorow for you and/or scane the page from the book and post it on here
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Thanks Pete I will keep an eye out for it.

and No I dont work near any of what you mentioned.

Im sure it is just dirt building up in the paint. as it is where all the dirt
ends up.

it is not rust though. it just looks like it and is the only way i can discribe it.
very tiny specks.
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What type of polishing compound did you use with the buffer?
No compound just
mcguires gold class
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ya i have that stuff too on my bumper....and its plastic...no rust there..... i think its road debris, that just got flung up
Same here on my car!!! WTF?!
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What type of polishing compound did you use with the buffer?
No compound just
mcguires gold class
I would try a claybar first then use a light polishing compound with the buffer. Mcguires or 3M polishing compounds should be available at your local auto parts store. The less abrasive the better to start with.
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What type of polishing compound did you use with the buffer?
No compound just
mcguires gold class
Do Not start with an abrasive yet... The paints are thin enough as it is..

It seems as if you have some environmental fallout...

My first suggestion is going to be Mother California Clay Bar... I have used this to help remove fall out, it takes a little effort( very little ) but it will come out... Thats what the clay bar is designed for... Try it and I'll bet you'll be more than pleased with the results


Yeah Just like 95SLE said.... Clay Bar...LMAO

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