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May be in the wrong section but I'm growing irritated and worried kinda.

What is this? This is all over my hood in certain lights. How do I get rid of it, and is it heat causing it? It's freshly cleaned and I've always washed outside then cleaned inside our garage but since I moved out its all done outside, does this affect it?
 

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Does it seem like a small dark stain? If so, it's usually an oil. Using a spray wax and a little elbow time will take it off. But so will washing throughly with a wash mitt. I get this mostly from road crap or crappy wash water. I usually have to use spray wax and elbow grease to get it off.
 

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Does it seem like a small dark stain? If so, it's usually an oil. Using a spray wax and a little elbow time will take it off. But so will washing throughly with a wash mitt. I get this mostly from road crap or crappy wash water. I usually have to use spray wax and elbow grease to get it off.
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After you're done waxing or quick spray wax go over the entire vehicle with a real smooth clean cloth. You'll see those marks disappear.
 

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All I see is a dark hood, and a shadow of a person snapping a picture. Maybe a ghost?
 

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Are you doing a 2 bucket wash? Crappy wash water is a no,no! Rinse your mitt in a seperate
bucket.
 

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Are you doing a 2 bucket wash? Crappy wash water is a no,no! Rinse your mitt in a seperate
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And wash from the top of the vehicle down. And avoid direct sunlight if possible.

Has the OP tried using a clay bar?
 

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Are you doing a 2 bucket wash? Crappy wash water is a no,no! Rinse your mitt in a seperate
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Figured I would elaborate on my "crappy water" I mean it's hard water and can leave spots or deposits the are dissolved in the water. Those can lead to smudges like this once you do a quick job of waxing. The fix is the same as stated above.
 

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Looks like ghosting from a waxing that wasn't buffed out, like they said get a detailer like Meguires or Ice and a microfiber buffing rag, it will come right out and look sick!
I use McGuires btw and have waxed it about a month ago. Could it be the city water is different from the country water I'm used to

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And wash from the top of the vehicle down. And avoid direct sunlight if possible.

Has the OP tried using a clay bar?
Never used one. This is brand new from the metal up black on my white

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But if its the city water, how do I fix that?
 

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You just need to put the elbow grease into removing the marks from the car. Unless you start using a distilled water to rise with, you're not gonna see much change by using hose filter as the deposits are dissolved in the water.
 

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Filters can filter dissolved materials too. It all depends on how fine the filter is and what it's meant to remove. Anyway, check it out. I need to get one myself soon.
 

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Grit guard. Automotive soap I use a couple mitts. A microfiber mitt with the little finger things on it, a bug and tar mitt) kinda a jersey feeling material), and a big fluffy mitt.
I have a blue one with the finger stuff, other side is a yellow mesh. From Walmart and I use blue coral because its cheap and it doesn't strip away my wax job as fast. I feel as if I've ruined my black beautiful paint forever
 

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Btw, I learned a nice trick to removing bugs no matter how caked on. Simple green or simple green max, microfiber rag will take it smoothe off no scrubbing!
Wish I knew that yesterday too though. Almost scratched my white bumper trying to get them off
 

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Wish I knew that yesterday too though. Almost scratched my white bumper trying to get them off
I got lucky, two of my friends are car buffs and after washing it a few times and seeing a bugs life still on my bumper I asked them. I gave it a try and my jaw hit the floor. Make sure you spray them, let it sit for like 5-10 secs and then wipe off. The simple green will remove your wax too so you're gonna have to go over your bumper and hood again. I keep a bottle of ICE wipe on wax in the trunk for that reason.
 
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