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      05-10-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Wet Pollen drop-like stain, please help !

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After detailing my 7 weeks old alpine white E92 (wash, clay, klaase AIO, Klasse high gloss), I parked the car at the office, i noticed it was covered with yellow fine pollen layer, an hour later it rained and there were multiple small yellow droplets on the trunk and hood. I managed to wipe the bigger ones right away, and thought, what the heck, I am all covered with Kalsse protection layers right ? WRONG ! these small droplets burned itself in ( talking about 2 -3 I can clearly see), they look like a small circular spider webs , very hard to spot unless you're as crazy as I am looking with a halogen light !!, I clayed, and AIO a few spots - NOTHING, still there, very fine but definitely there .
Is there any mild abrasive solution I can use to remove these manually ?

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Could try Zaino Z-PC or Poorboys Polish with Sealant. Both are pretty versatile and have some slight abrasive properties (and can be applied by hand on a foam applicator).

Aside from that though, you may need a more thorough polish/correction with Menzerna products.
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Thank you !
have you heard about the Swissvax paint rubber clay bar ? per their description, it is mildly abrasive and has been designed to remove birds poop markings bugs imprints etc ?
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have you heard about the Swissvax paint rubber clay bar ? per their description, it is mildly abrasive and has been designed to remove birds poop markings bugs imprints etc ?
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all clay bars are abrasive. swissvax just has a fancy name for their clay bar. i have their clay bar, and i must say it is one of the better ones i've used. It's still just a clay bar though

for your bird poo, i'd try an AIO first. if that doesn't work, you'll need some abrasive polish
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It sounds like you have water spots and the pollen didn't help any either. Wash the car and then wipe the spots with vinegar and see if that works.

Water spots/etching will go right through and LSP if left long enough
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Try a mild polish like Poorboys SSR1 then look at getting a good carnuba to protect it. sounds like you didnt have a strong enough LSP to protect it maybe? also what did you wash it with?
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Inevitable. These are water spots. You can try a paint cleaner or water spot remover or diluted vinegar, but I find that you'll eventually get some. Just use a light polish 2x per year to get crap like that out. In the meantime, it's not noticeable to anyone but you.
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Thanks everyone for your kind advice.
I will try to use the Zaino -pc cleaner.
I must admit I am surprised with how easy it is to damage your finish in what is considered a luxurious car. I dont recall my previous car ( Infiniti G35x) to be that sensitive.. or is it just me being more protective of the Bimmer ?

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Try a mild polish like Poorboys SSR1 then look at getting a good carnuba to protect it. sounds like you didnt have a strong enough LSP to protect it maybe? also what did you wash it with?
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I actually used Pinnacle clay, followed by meticulous Klasse AIO treatment, followed by Klaase SG .
I washed with turtle Ice car wash.
Will I need to have a PC for the polish or can this be done manually for each spot ?
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