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      07-24-2012, 11:21 AM   #89
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LA=Louisiana..unfortunately ((New Orleans to be exact))
Wrong LA >.<

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Wrong LA >.<

Just imagine a heaven for car cleaning supplies, and you seem to need everything.
Wanna pick me up some things
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what u need? I was planning on going there
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Thanks Sara and vapore0n!


That place sounds like it will make me broke so fast lol.

Has the water level died down Sara? Is everything okay?
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what u need? I was planning on going there
Best product to remove pollen. I have some freckles of pollen on my rear bumper that wont come off. Someone mentioned a clay bar to me or perhaps something else maybe?
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That place sounds like it will make me broke so fast lol.

Has the water level died down Sara? Is everything okay?
Oh yes. Its just this city is shaped like a bowl. Imagine flushing a toliet. Thats what its everytime it rains The water gets so high but within 10 hrs its back down.
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Best product to remove pollen. I have some freckles of pollen on my rear bumper that wont come off. Someone mentioned a clay bar to me or perhaps something else maybe?
I will see what they say clay is mostly for oxidation on the car and needs to be sealed with wax after. If you have not clay bar'd your car i recommend it.
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I will see what they say clay is mostly for oxidation on the car and needs to be sealed with wax after. If you have not clay bar'd your car i recommend it.
I havent done anything but scrub and scrub. They are very tiny. You cant see them unless you look really close and its soley on the rear bumper. No where else on the car. Looks like little yellow freckles. I tried using my finger nail to pick under it but I dont want to scratch my paint. Plus thats just gross lol.
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I havent done anything but scrub and scrub. They are very tiny. You cant see them unless you look really close and its soley on the rear bumper. No where else on the car. Looks like little yellow freckles. I tried using my finger nail to pick under it but I dont want to scratch my paint. Plus thats just gross lol.
Haha, yeah clay bar will take that right off, that is actually Jfrom bees as i read in the LA Times a long time ago. Actually found the article.

http://articles.latimes.com/2007/oct...os/hy-wheels31

at first someone told me it was jet fuel falling from planes, didnt believe it so i did the research, its pollen, and out here in Los Angeles it gets bad! especially if you live by palm trees.

over time the car gets covered in TINY little spots, black, yellow, etc thats from the dust getting on the pollen.
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Oh yes. Its just this city is shaped like a bowl. Imagine flushing a toliet. Thats what its everytime it rains The water gets so high but within 10 hrs its back down.

When are you GTFO'ing?
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Haha, yeah clay bar will take that right off, that is actually Jfrom bees as i read in the LA Times a long time ago. Actually found the article.

http://articles.latimes.com/2007/oct...os/hy-wheels31

at first someone told me it was jet fuel falling from planes, didnt believe it so i did the research, its pollen, and out here in Los Angeles it gets bad! especially if you live by palm trees.

over time the car gets covered in TINY little spots, black, yellow, etc thats from the dust getting on the pollen.
I have palm trees in my back yard and tons of flowers and plants in my front yard. So thats makes perfect sense. I dont have a garage I have a brick two car, carport that I park under but it still doesnt keep the weather elements completely off my car.
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When are you GTFO'ing?
As soon as I can.. Trust me
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I have palm trees in my back yard and tons of flowers and plants in my front yard. So thats makes perfect sense. I dont have a garage I have a brick two car, carport that I park under but it still doesnt keep the weather elements completely off my car.
Most of the smaller spots are dragged by bees anyways so the only way to protect your car from that is to be in an enclosed garage
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So I was reading this thread last night following the story about cleaning the tips, and I forgot what I use for cleaning so I went to the garage to check.

For a really quick removal of carbon on the metal have you tried Acetone (Nail Polish)?

I didn't need to use anything but a soaked cloth in acetone and then clean off the carbon. Took about 5-10mins most of which I spent looking for the acetone.
Just make sure you don't get any of the stuff on your clear coat cause this stuff is very strong.

If you wish to polish the metal because of surface imperfections the sanding is the way to go if its a very fine metal paste or paper product.

Just a suggestion as Acetone is quite cheap.
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^ ^
interesting.

Here's an update with mine. I used the Mother's product, grade 0000 steel wool and cotton gloves (saved my hands BIG time Sara )

BEFORE:


DURING:


AFTER:


**bling**:


End result after 45 minutes of polishing away:


I need to go back to do some finishing touch ups because it started to rain as I was finishing up.
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Guys better wife us up quick. We are a rare breed
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^ ^
interesting.

Here's an update with mine. I used the Mother's product, grade 0000 steel wool and cotton gloves (saved my hands BIG time Sara )

BEFORE:


DURING:


AFTER:


**bling**:


End result after 45 minutes of polishing away:


I need to go back to do some finishing touch ups because it started to rain as I was finishing up.
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omgah that skin on the left corner! is that a nose or a down on bended knees.
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omgah that skin on the left corner! is that a nose or a down on bended knees.
It's over teeshirt
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Mine don't get that dirty but I clean them once a week when I wash my car. But I do need to get the edge of the tip its a little dirty.
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