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Old 03-29-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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Have some stubborn old sap and rain spots I can't get rid of.

Had a bear of time getting most off the paint. Lots of work with the wheel. dde02

The standard glass cleaners have no affect.

What can I do about getting them out of windshield?
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Re: Windshield Sap and Waters Spots

you can wash the car with dawn detergent, clay bar it, then wash it again and go over it with wax. You can work rubbing compound into that equation as well if needed.

If its just a few little spots try a clay bar to see if they come out.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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On the windshield?
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Re: Windshield Sap and Waters Spots

for windows the clay bar might help not sure on that~ but dont use rubbing compound on the windows.
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Cool I'll try clay bar and report back, thanks.

Nice ride you have btw...
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Re: Windshield Sap and Waters Spots

ty, clay bar wont hurt, see if you can borrow someones so you dont have to spend 15-20 bucks on something that might work~ unless of course you want to use it on the car as well.
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Re: Windshield Sap and Waters Spots

This stuff is a little expensive, but it really works. There is enough in the package to do dozens of cars, so maybe some of your friends could go in with you on the purchase price.

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Thanks. I have a clay bar I'll give that a try first and if that doesn't work I'll try the treatment above.

Nice rides. Is that a Blue Super Snake?

Thanks.
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Hey man I have that problem to like when I clean my windows they don't come out (I've cleaned inside and out )
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:16 AM   #10
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Ironic. My car spent its life outside in your area. ☀

Took me 3 clay bar sessions and many wheel jobs to get it out of the paint.
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Re: Windshield Sap and Waters Spots

hey guys-
does clay bar work for bugs, tar, sap and just about anything you'd get on painted surface... besides chips and cracks of course. does it work just as well on the bumpers(that's what i really need to get done... OH, and one big leaf stain on roof!), or is it really for painted metal?

also, is it hard to use, or do you just 'rub' it on and buff it off?! thx-
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:00 PM   #12
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I know using with water doesn't work with clay bar. Had ok success with the cleaner liquid that comes with it.

It was a ***** getting the acid rain spots and baked on sap out. I had my 3 sessions and had an authorized meguiars guy spend 4 hours on the paint. Sides look incredible top surfaces not so much.
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Only on glossy surfaces.

Technique is in instructions.

It's like drinking its an acquired taste, something that takes time to master.

Read up and go for it. Like your first bottle of md 20 20 lol

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I had the leaf stains baked in too, dang that Texas sun...

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It's hard manual labor, you will be sore as heck if you don't work out everyday.

A little clay wad that you rub the paint with and keep spraying with th other hand.

About 500 rubs in same spot for our kind of damage.

No ****

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Best bet is have a meguiars guy come out and pay him like a hundred bucks to spend 5 hours on paint.

That is fact.

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Results will be better than any novice will ever achieve.

That's what I got.

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Sorry about the short attention span theatre...at the local spot and no hot girls so the mind is on stangs.
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Re: Windshield Sap and Waters Spots

thx for the advice... maybe will try it on my bumper cover first. the leaf spot on roof i guess i could try rubbing compound on(it is on the roof, so doesn't bother me that much!)

otherwise like you said, i'll just pay someone to detail the whole exterior. i'm 48, don't go to gym any more, and bum back from too much bowling (and working on car!)

will save the "pain in the back" for brake job and bolting my new cat back up(it's on the way!!!)

later-
p.s. sorry to hear no hotties around for you to play with last night; maybe better luck tonight!!
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Thanks guys took your advice and now my windshield is look very good.

Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Windshield Sap and Waters Spots

hey w-s'er,
gotta ask about your 'attached' thumbnail... is that you with hair back, in a ladies slip, ankle socks and flip-flops taking a picture of yourself in the glass-like finish of a cobra???!

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Old 04-20-2012, 05:51 PM   #17
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Bandana and waxing clothes.

Pretty funny take made me laugh.

I was in my garage so no one saw me thankfully.

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Lmao... Looks like a dress but they're baggy shorts.
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Re: Windshield Sap and Waters Spots

ok, feel better now (seriously, the shorts do look like they got some kind of ruffle around the edge!)

regardless, finish looked flawless! nice job
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